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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The agency has decided to leave kratom off its list of highly restricted drugs for now. The DEA is asking for public comment and help from the Food and Drug Administration in evaluating kratom.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on a plant that it says is involved in a number of deaths. Advocates say kratom can help treat opioid addiction, which is a far bigger hazard.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Not everyone outside staring into their phones is searching for Pokémon — some people are looking for actual wildlife. The app iNaturalist is bringing together urban biologists and curious citizens.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Trying to prevent gun violence by tying it to mental health legislation began in 1966 when a young gunman killed 16 people in Austin, Texas. But some believe the approach is misguided.
Monday, July 11, 2016
There are a lot of questions about the robot police used to kill the gunman in Dallas in the early hours of Friday morning. There are questions about how it works, whether it's been used in this way before and whether it's ethical. NPR explains what it was and why it isn't a "killer robot."
Friday, July 08, 2016
Dallas residents and community leaders react to the shootings of police officers during a rally and vigil Thursday evening.
Monday, May 09, 2016
Women scientists get first-author credit on medical studies much less often than their male coauthors. That has career implications and could even be skewing the study of women's health.
Monday, April 25, 2016
They're called doctors of pastoral medicine and tout certificates to prove it. But they don't have real medical degrees, and critics worry that patients don't understand what those titles really mean.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Despite the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Texas still has 6 million uninsured people, low Medicaid reimbursement rates and narrow choices of doctors and hospitals for many who are insured.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Ben Lecomte wants to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean — a 5,500-mile journey. Doctors will monitor his heart remotely to see how intensive exercise affects this vital muscle.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Texas' open-carry law is now in effect, but many women prefer to keep their weapons concealed. A growing industry is meeting a range of gun fashion needs, from bra holsters to luxury handbags.
Monday, January 04, 2016
Service dogs help veterans with physical disabilities, and there's increased interest in using dogs for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, too. A study is underway to see whether that helps.
Monday, December 28, 2015
Christmas-weekend tornadoes in Texas and Florida, deadly flooding in Missouri and heavy snow in the Great Lakes — a wild weekend of weather in the Southwest has spread north and east.
Sunday, December 20, 2015
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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
At least 19 young football players have died so far in 2015. Pediatricians are calling for changes in the way the game is played, including a move to non-tackle games.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Oviea Akpotaire and Jeffrey Okonye put in long days working with patients at the veterans' hospital in south Dallas as fourth-year medical students at the University of Texas Southwestern.
They're in a class of 237 people and they're two of only five black men in their class.
"I knew the ...
Thursday, September 17, 2015
As they design a new icon to represent the South, the firm 70kft takes inspiration from two wildly different Southern traditions: the rebel and the quilt.
Monday, September 14, 2015
Instead of having to go to the doctors, how about a physical, every day, without having to do anything at all? We visit a live-in laboratory in Fort Worth, Texas, designed for senior citizens.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
In a state where 185 of 254 counties have no psychiatrist, how do you get students to want to become one — and then go to work in underserved areas? A loan repayment program may not be enough.