Rae Ellen Bichell appears in the following:
Friday, August 19, 2016
Two American astronauts installed a new docking port that will allow astronauts traveling with private companies to enter the International Space Station.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Cyclist Kristin Armstrong, who won Olympic gold at age 42, is one of many athletes saying that high-level sports aren't just for the young. And scientists say exercise reduces aging's toll for us all.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The government keeps track of who is alive and who is dead. But there can be errors. And when you're mistakenly ruled dead, it can be remarkably tough to convince people you're still among the living.
Monday, August 08, 2016
Women encounter a dilemma when they get pregnant: Should they continue taking medications that keep them healthy? That question can be scary, because drugs are rarely tested for safety in pregnancy.
Thursday, August 04, 2016
Moon Express Inc. has been given a green light to send a robot off the planet, aiming for the moon. It's a milestone in the effort to privatize space exploration.
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
Since 1979, the federal government has urged daily flossing. But the recommendation was removed recently from U.S. dietary guidelines after health advisers found the evidence of benefits to be weak.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Officials say they've found the first indication that mosquitoes are transmitting Zika virus in the U.S. Four people in South Florida are infected; travel or sexual transmission has been ruled out.
Thursday, July 28, 2016
Health officials put blood donations in South Florida on pause until it's known whether four cases of Zika virus were caused by mosquitoes in the U.S., or until blood donations can be screened.
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Dolly, the first cloned mammal, had early arthritis and died young, raising concerns that clones age prematurely. But a study confirms the sheep's four sister clones are healthy and aging well.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
One in 10 U.S. adults has tinnitus. Cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the few interventions that have been shown to help, but it's rarely prescribed by doctors, a study finds.
Monday, July 11, 2016
An NPR poll found that most working adults say they go to work when they're sick. For people who work in hospitals or restaurants that can be a problem, since it's easy to spread disease.
Friday, June 24, 2016
Flint, Mich., brought the risk of lead pipes to many people's attention, but the problems go further. Find out if lead pipes could be affecting your drinking water.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Two women woke up to find they were blind in one eye. Then their eyesight quickly returned to normal. The likely cause? They had been gazing at their smartphone screens in the dark.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Citing growing evidence that no amount of lead exposure is safe for kids, the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for tighter regulations on the amount of lead in house dust, water and soil.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Syphilis cases are on the rise. The bacterium that causes the sexually transmitted disease is becoming resistant to some antibiotics. But somehow, penicillin has remained the best weapon against it.
Monday, May 30, 2016
People are supposed to get vaccine boosters for tetanus and diphtheria once every 10 years. But researchers in Oregon say that's overkill: For adults, one booster every 30 years might be good enough.
Monday, May 23, 2016
The medication is the only one available to prevent an infected pregnant woman from passing the disease to a fetus. Pfizer says the shortage should be over in July.
Saturday, May 21, 2016
The message about reducing the risk from the
Aedes aegypti mosquito is the same today as it was 70 years ago. This time there's just a new virus involved.
Monday, May 16, 2016
Guillain-Barre syndrome can render healthy people temporarily paralyzed. It's something you're likely to hear more about as Zika continues to spread. And for those who get it, it is one wild ride.
Sunday, May 08, 2016
One man died and five others were injured in a clinical trial in France this year. Trials like those depend on healthy people willing to take experimental medications in return for cash.