One Siberian city is tackling the problem of drug-resistant tuberculosis with a health program affectionately named for an earlier Russian innovation. In the modern Sputnik program, teams of nurses travel around the sprawling city of Tomsk, finding and treating the TB patients who are the hardest to reach.
Pediatricians have long asked parents if they have guns in the home, in an effort to reduce accidents and suicides in children and teens. That could help protect older patients too, a study says. But the notion of doctors asking about gun ownership is controversial.
How contagious is tuberculosis? How could one-third of the world's population be infected with the bacteria? Dr. Mel Spigelman of TB Alliance answers five common questions about the infectious disease.
More than half of health-related websites checked by a health policy researcher used trackers that could provide data about visitors to third parties. Some also shared search terms that could be linked to a visitor.
Russia has struggled for decades to control deadly forms of tuberculosis among inmates. A clinic inside a Siberian prison is finally having some success against the disease by teaching inmates to care for themselves — and their families.
One clear area of distinction between the two major candidates for the office of Virginia governor is their approach to the Affordable Care Act — a distinction Democrat Terry McAuliffe was only too happy to make this week.
One-quarter of youths surveyed in a hospital emergency room after being injured in an assault possessed a firearm, a study finds. Many said they needed guns to feel safer or for revenge. Addressing those fears could reduce homicide rates among teens.
Age of Champions is a documentary about athletes who, in their golden years, compete at the National Senior Olympics. Michel Martin speaks to the film's producer Keith Ochwat and John Tatum, a 94-year-old swimmer.
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