REFRESHED: December 13, 2017 | 05:13

Health : NPR


The so-called "village movement" coordinates crucial services for the elderly, allowing many to age in their homes. It's now expanded to 200 spots around the U.S., as advocates adapt the model to different communities.
Author: Ina Jaffe
Posted: December 12, 2017, 9:33 pm
One sign of the poverty they're investigating — the recent (and surprising) reemergence of hookworm in Lowndes County, Ala.
Author: Marc Silver
Posted: December 12, 2017, 8:56 pm
How do Native Americans experience discrimination in daily life? Experts in Native American issues discuss the results of an NPR poll showing widespread discrimination across the nation.
Author: Joe Neel
Posted: December 12, 2017, 4:11 pm
Avielle Richman was 6 years old when she was killed in her first-grade classroom. Her parents think a possible solution to gun violence is to treat it like a disease.
Author: Tovia Smith
Posted: December 12, 2017, 11:01 am
Some people looking for 2018 insurance under the Affordable Care Act may have a little longer to sign up — for example, in states and U.S. territories hit by this year's hurricanes.
Author: Michelle Andrews
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
About a quarter of Native Americans report experiencing discrimination in health care, according to a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Author: Eric Whitney
Posted: December 12, 2017, 10:00 am
The federal funding of the program lapsed in September. States have been burning through leftover funds, or borrowing from other accounts, as they wait for Congress to act before the end of January.
Author: Alison Kodjak
Posted: December 12, 2017, 9:58 am
It's believed that 80 percent of people addicted to heroin today started with prescription painkillers. The over-prescription of opioids in the U.S. has been well documented. NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about how the Department of Justice is ramping up prosecutions of medical providers who abuse their prescribing authority when it comes to opioids.
Posted: December 11, 2017, 9:38 pm
The medication fights hookworm. It's one of several drugs for "neglected tropical diseases" that are priced differently in the United States than they are in the developing world.
Author: Nadia Whitehead
Posted: December 11, 2017, 4:06 pm
Many marketing claims about the potential benefits of probiotics have raced ahead of the science, say researchers who are now trying to catch up. One NIH study is investigating kids' gut microbes.
Author: Rob Stein
Posted: December 11, 2017, 10:16 am
New results from an NPR poll show sexism and discrimination against women is widespread and pervasive. Sexual harassment is just one of many challenges women experience in daily life.
Author: Joe Neel
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:03 am
Nearly one child a month dies after being entangled in window blind cords, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. A new industry standard to remove most corded blinds from the market may help.
Author: Tara Haelle
Posted: December 11, 2017, 5:02 am
Young women from the U.S. are at increasing risk of a dangerous ritual known as female genital mutilation. Federal law enforcement has launched an awareness campaign about "vacation cutting."
Author: Matt Katz
Posted: December 9, 2017, 12:56 pm
Science says consciously spending time with our loved ones is more important to them than receiving expensive presents.
Author: Juli Fraga
Posted: December 9, 2017, 12:02 pm
Even if the Republican from Maine can get her party to go along, her suggestions to bolster the individual insurance market may be too little, too late.
Author: Julie Rovner
Posted: December 9, 2017, 12:01 pm
REFRESHED: December 13, 2017 | 05:13