Health | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Health

RSS Feed
NPR

Study Warns Of Autism Risk For Children Of Obese Mothers

Half of the mothers in the study had a child with an autism spectrum disorder, while the rest had a child with a developmental delay unrelated to autism, or no developmental problem. But an author of the study says it's not clear whether there's any connection between rising obesity rates and the increasing number of children diagnosed with autism.
NPR

Cochlear Implants Redefine What It Means To Be Deaf

Recent advances in medicine and technology are now reshaping what it means to be deaf in America. With the new implants, children who could never hear a sound are now adults who can hear everything. That advance is having a dramatic impact on the nation's historic deaf schools as well as the lives of the deaf.
NPR

Dismissed: Military Families Reunite, Face The Future

After a year in Afghanistan, members of the 182nd Infantry Regiment are returning to their homes in the Northeast. As families and soldiers prepare to reunite, both sides are anxious about what lies ahead.
NPR

Eggs Become Art To Celebrate Life's Rebirth

Cultures around the world decorate eggs to celebrate spring. Modern artists continue those traditions, reflecting the fragility and beauty of life.
WAMU 88.5

Maryland Health Officials Warn Against Using Baczol

Maryland health officials are warning against using Baczol, a product often marketed as a pediatric cold medicine.

NPR

Chinese Teen Sells Kidney For iPad And iPhone

An iPhone and iPad were worth more to a Chinese teenager than his kidney, according to a report Friday from China's Xinhua news agency. Now five people in southern China face charges of illegal organ trading.
NPR

FDA's Stance On Online Pharmacies May Go Too Far, Study Says

The agency has long warned Americans about the dangers of buying medicines online from unverified foreign pharmacies. But an economic analysis suggests that while there's good reason for the safety warnings, not all foreign pharmacies should be lumped together.

Pages