Health | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Health

RSS Feed
WAMU 88.5

Shock Trauma Docs Grapple With Real-Life Medical Drama

More than 8,000 severely injured patients are brought to the Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore each year, where quick life-or-death decisions are made by the minute.
NPR

When Your Dad Is A Killer, How Do You Cope?

Host Michel Martin speaks to the Unabomber's brother, David Kaczynski, and Melissa Moore, the daughter of a serial killer, to find out how relatives of notorious criminals cope.
NPR

Gosnell Verdict Raises Questions About Access To Abortions

Wednesday's prison sentencing of Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell raises the question of who has access to safe, legal abortions, and who does not. Host Michel Martin explores this question with The Root political correspondent Keli Goff and NPR Health Policy Correspondent Julie Rovner.
NPR

Human Scent Is Even Sweeter For Malaria Mosquitoes

Scientists used a Dutch woman's dirty stocking to learn that mosquitoes infected with malaria find humans hard to resist. Like a fungus that turns ants into zombies, the parasite seems to change the behavior of the mosquitoes for its own benefit.
NPR

Stem Cell Milestone Revives Intense Ethical Debate

Scientists in Oregon have achieved something that has eluded researchers for years. They have created stem cells that are tailored to individual patients, made from cloned embryos. That would open the door to treating many diseases, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, diabetes, spinal cord injuries and many others. But researchers face ethical dilemmas.
NPR

Cloning, Stem Cells Long Mired In Legislative Gridlock

The news that scientists have successfully cloned a human embryo seems almost certain to rekindle a political fight that has raged, on and off, since the creation of Dolly the sheep. It's a fight that has, over the past decade and a half, produced a lot of heat and light and not a lot of policy.

Pages