Faced with growing shortages of organs, a majority of Americans in an NPR-Thomson Reuters poll say they favor compensating donors in specific circumstances. Federal law currently bans any form of payment and many doctors worry about issues of fairness, exploitation and access.
One in 1,000 men could be saved by prostate-specific antigen screening, but many more will undergo unnecessary--and often dangerous--treatments as a result. So says a task force that recently recommended doing away with routine prostate screening tests.
Author Alice Randall recently raised eyebrows when she wrote in an op-ed, "black women are fat because we want to be." This comes after the release of her new novel Ada's Rules where a preacher's wife takes care of everyone but herself, until she realizes she's gained 100 pounds. Host Michel Martin speaks with Randall and regular moms contributors.
Data from a mobile phone app shows that people all over the world eat less healthy foods later in the day and at night. Is it a lack of healthy options? A lack of willpower? Whatever the answer, it's not good for our health.
Though they may be well-meaning, not to mention more affordable than trained interpreters, relying on accidental interpreters, such as family members, during medical treatment isn't the best idea, research has found.
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