Katherine Hobson appears in the following:
Monday, April 20, 2015
In 2009, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said the benefits of mammograms for women under 50 were small at best. A firestorm ensued. Now the organization is back with the same message.
Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Achieving pregnancy with in vitro fertilization depends largely on your age. But other factors contribute, too. A study compares two online tools aimed at giving couples a realistic sense of the odds.
Monday, March 02, 2015
People who walked briskly for 40 minutes five days a week saw more health improvements than those who walked for an hour a day but were more leisurely about it. Both groups lost weight.
Sunday, March 01, 2015
Lung cancer survivors who met online banded together to get an option they credited with helping them added to treatment guidelines used by cancer specialists.
Friday, November 21, 2014
People in their 60s who run for exercise use energy as efficiently as much younger people. That wasn't true for older people who walked instead.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Patients are often sent for rehabilitation after surgery. But starting those exercise and healthy eating programs before the surgery might help even more. It's not rehab, it's "prehab."
Friday, October 17, 2014
Graphs look so impressive. Even graphs that include no new information made people more likely to think that a drug is effective, a study finds. Can you inoculate yourself against that bias?
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Alternating rest periods with bouts of really intense exercise may make you fitter, but it's not a breeze. Researchers say music can make intervals less wretched and also make you work harder.
Monday, September 01, 2014
Some earlier research hinted that Ritalin and Adderall can hamper a child's growth. But a study of adults who took the drugs as kids now suggests any such effect is only temporary.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Researchers say that in countries where clean water and soap are plentiful, there may be no additional benefit from installing sanitizer dispensers in classrooms.
Friday, August 01, 2014
Studies show the caffeine in just a few cups of coffee enhances performance in a wide range of sports. But more isn't better, and concentrated caffeine can be lethal.
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
It's hard not to worry about heart problems when running hard in hot weather. But heat stroke is a far bigger health risk, researchers say. Marathon organizers are trying to make races safer.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
A significant percentage of obese kids think their weight is just fine. But do they need to know the truth to get healthier?
Saturday, June 28, 2014
There's mounting evidence that women who have children later in life are also more likely to make it to 95 or 100. But delaying childbearing just to live longer is not a good idea.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
NPR photographer David Gilkey went to Cuba and made images of the one thing his editor told him to avoid: cars.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Government data show that fewer women are having labor induced before 39 weeks for nonmedical reasons. Advocates say that change is good for the health of babies.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
There's a big difference between the kind of death doctors say they want and the care the average person receives at the end of life. Doctors want less rather than more.
Monday, May 19, 2014
Need another reason to get the kids to bed on time? The more sleep young children miss out on during early childhood, the more likely they are to be obese at age 7.
Monday, April 28, 2014
A leading group of pediatricians says specialized exercises can help young athletes protect their anterior cruciate ligaments. After puberty, female athletes are especially vulnerable to ACL tears.
Monday, March 03, 2014
Infant sleep machines, used to mask outside noise, can exceed recommended noise limits when played at high volume and placed close to a baby's sensitive ears.