Scott Hensley appears in the following:
Monday, July 07, 2014
NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health conducted a poll in March and early April to find out how stress is affecting people in the U.S. Here's what we found.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
Abuse of narcotic painkillers is a national problem. But it turns out that where you live can make a big difference in how likely you are to get a prescription for the medicines.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Results trump courtesies when a person's health is on the line, some people said. No, others responded, saying that proper treatment also requires a human touch.
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Doctors and patients are trying to balance the need for pain relief and the potential for trouble. In an NPR poll, addiction and side effects were the top concerns.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
When you rent a bike, you usually have to bring your own helmet or go without one. If you ride with your hair flapping in the breeze, your risk for a brain injury goes up.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
Now that it's clear that camels can infect humans with Middle East respiratory syndrome, Saudi Arabian officials are expanding testing of the animals in the country.
Friday, May 16, 2014
The Food and Drug Administration's approval of a new drug for leishmaniasis came with a voucher that can be redeemed to speed up the approval of a much more lucrative drug in the future.
Thursday, May 08, 2014
Bayer has announced it is buying Merck's consumer drugs business, and Pfizer is trying to take over AstraZeneca. Why is this reorganization happening now, and what does it mean for drug development?
Tuesday, May 06, 2014
Massachusetts is the latest state that was gung-ho on health care overhaul to concede it had failed to make it easy for people to enroll. Oregon and Maryland also scrapped their online exchanges.
Monday, April 28, 2014
Pfizer, founded in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 1849, would become a British company by combining with AstraZeneca. The new company would get a much lower tax rate by moving its legal headquarters overseas.
Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Sovaldi has been found to be remarkably effective in curing most patients with common forms of hepatitis C in a matter of months. But the clinical success comes at a high price.
Monday, March 31, 2014
As infectious diseases come under control in Africa, other illnesses common in the West are becoming problems. GlaxoSmithKline is opening a research lab to promote research by African scientists.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
The dolls get sick on cue and come with a medical kit that can relieve their symptoms. But the electronics inside the dolls can get hot enough to cause blisters or burns.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Chemicals in cigarette smoke can settle on clothes, furniture and walls. Researchers call this thirdhand smoke and say laboratory experiments suggest it could be hazardous.
Thursday, March 13, 2014
The battery-powered device sends electrical pulses through the skin of the forehead. People who used the headband in a study had fewer migraines and took less headache medicine.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
In the absence of evidence about what works best to discourage drug use among teens and kids, doctors are left with their own judgment and clinical experience to fall back on.
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
Controversial ads geared to younger people have drawn criticism. But enrollment figures for private health insurance on the Washington state exchange are up since the ads began running.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Narcotic painkillers are risky for small kids. But so are some popular pills to treat diabetes, high blood pressure and irregular heartbeats.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
There was enough information for an influential panel of doctors, nurses and scientists to recommend against taking the antioxidants vitamin E and beta carotene to prevent heart attacks and cancer.
Thursday, February 20, 2014
More than half of people surveyed said ratings of doctors on the Web helped them pick which physician to see. Yet many ratings are based on only a few patient reviews, which can skew the results.