Scott Hensley

Scott Hensley appears in the following:

What To Think About Conflicting Medical Guidelines

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Recommendations for who should get mammograms or take cholesterol-lowering drugs are among the medical guidelines that have recently changed.


Aggressive Lowering Of Blood Pressure Carries Risks As Well As Benefits

Monday, November 09, 2015

The group of patients that was treated more intensively did 25 percent better than the one that was treated to the traditional target. But some side effects nearly doubled with intensive treatment.


Poll: Most Americans Support FDA Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

An NPR poll found that a majority of people favor regulation of e-cigarette. Support rose with education. Nearly two-thirds of people with college or graduate degrees supported regulation.


Poll Finds Most Women Believe Mammograms Should Be Done Annually

Friday, August 28, 2015

While the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says most women should get screening mammograms every two years, an NPR-Truven Health Analytics poll finds women think they should go every year.


Price Rises For Ticket To A Quicker Drug Review By FDA

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

A voucher that can get a drug through the Food and Drug Administration faster was created to reward companies that develop medicines for neglected diseases. The market for vouchers is heating up.


Anthem Deal For Cigna Would Hasten Health Insurance Consolidation

Friday, July 24, 2015

One reason health insurers are looking to get bigger is that the hospitals and doctor groups across the negotiating table have also gotten bigger.


Medical Residents Are Indebted But Reasonably Happy

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Talking to medical residents is one way to get a bead on where medicine is headed. A recent survey of more than 1,700 residents asked a slew of questions about their hopes, daily work and finances.


'Consumer Reports' Says Laundry Pods Are Too Risky To Recommend

Thursday, July 16, 2015

More than 6,000 incidents involving children and liquid laundry packets have been reported to poison control centers so far this year. The health problems include respiratory distress and vomiting.


Despite National Progress, Colorectal Cancer Hot Spots Remain

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Since 1970, the national colorectal cancer death rate has been cut in half. But progress has lagged in the Lower Mississippi Delta, Appalachia and counties in eastern Virginia and North Carolina.


A Look At Sports And Health In America

Monday, June 15, 2015

Americans' relationship with sports changes as we grow older. About three-quarters of adults say they played sports as children. By the time people are in their late 20s, only about a quarter do.


What We Know About Tattoo Reactions Only Goes Skin-Deep

Thursday, May 28, 2015

About a quarter of U.S. adults have at least one tattoo. Yet doctors say we still don't understand the full extent of the skin's reaction to tattoos. For some people, problems linger for months.


Map Reveals The Distinctive Cause Of Death In Each State

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

An analysis of mortality records uncovered the most distinctive cause of death in each state. In Texas, it's tuberculosis. In Maine, the flu. And in Nevada, it's "legal intervention."


Why Would A Fish Make Its Own Sunscreen?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Research suggests that genes that make a natural sunscreen jumped from algae to an ancestor of vertebrates hundreds of millions of years ago. Some animals kept the ability. Others didn't.


Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

Friday, May 08, 2015

Childhood vaccination remains a potent public health weapon against the spread of many illnesses, including measles. But an NPR poll finds objections and worries about vaccination remain, too.


Screening Rates Stalled For Common Cancers

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Many Americans aren't getting recommended screening tests for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer. Despite a public health push, there has been a lack of progress in reaching screening goals.


Why Not Start Addiction Treatment Right In The ER?

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Like asthma or diabetes, opioid addiction is a chronic condition. Could treatment that begins when people show up in the ER get them on the right road faster?


Wireless Sensors Help Scientists Map Staph Spread Inside Hospital

Friday, March 20, 2015

Over four months of tracking and testing, French researchers mapped the hops that bacteria made from one person to another. Within a month, a third of patients were newly colonized with staph.


Risks Run High When Antipsychotics Are Prescribed For Dementia

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Results from an analysis of veterans' health records show a higher risk of death among people taking antipsychotic drugs for symptoms of dementia than has been documented before.


Vaccination Gaps Helped Fuel Disneyland Measles Spread

Monday, March 16, 2015

The quick rise of measles infections in the wake of cases reported among Disneyland visitors underscores how even a small dip in vaccination rates can allow the virus to spread.


Nurses Have To Translate When Medical Devices Fail To Communicate

Friday, March 13, 2015

Medical technology can make patient care better and more precise. But the gadgets and computers can cause trouble, too. One big problem is that most of the devices often can't talk with one another.