Gina Kolata is a science reporter for The New York Times who often focuses on health issues. She is the author of two books, including "Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--and the Myths and Realities of Dieting."
A federal advisory panel and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists made controversial recommendations this week for women to delay breast and cervical cancer screenings. Gina Kolata, science writer for the New York Times and author of Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--and the Myths ...
When the United States Preventive Services Task Force issued new recommendations that most women should not start getting mammograms to screen for breast cancer until age 50, protests ensued. Gina Kolata, New York Times science writer, looks at the controversy and the studies behind the new policy. Plus, Bronx Borough ...
If you’re a gentleman of a certain age, it’s a fact of life: You need to get tested for prostate cancer. But two new potentially landmark studies show men may be HURTING rather than helping themselves when they get those tests. We ask Gina Kolata, health reporter with our partner the New York Times, to explain these startling results and why you may think twice before getting your prostate tested.
It has long been rumored that colonoscopy screening tests are 90 percent effective at locating cancer in your colon. Yet a new study published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine indicates that the screening method is not as effective as doctors thought, often missing cancers located on a person's right side. New York Times science reporter Gina Kolata explains the study and how it might affect your next doctor's visit.
To find out more, read Gina Kolata's article, "Colonoscopies Miss Many Cancers, Study Finds," at the New York Times.
Gina Kolata, science writer for the New York Times and author, Rethinking Thin: The New Science of Weight Loss--and the Myths and Realities of Dieting (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007), challenges the conventional wisdom about weight loss, including research that shows weight is more a matter of genetics than willpower. ...
WNYC 93.9 FM and AM 820 are New York's flagship public radio
stations, broadcasting the finest programs from NPR and Public Radio
International, as well as a wide range of award-winning local
programming. WNYC is a division of
New York Public Radio.