Streams

 

 

Health

WNYC News

How Ebola Is Affecting Christie and Cuomo Politically

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There's no Hazmat suit to protect top politicians on both sides of the Hudson from Ebola's political ramifications. 

Comment

No Hand-Washing, Spotty Temperature-Taking At Liberia's Airport

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Ebola screening of airline passengers departing from Monrovia was not operating like a well-oiled machine Monday.

Comment

All Things Considered

Jonas Salk's Polio Vaccine Trials Would Be Hard To Repeat Today

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Robert Siegel talks with Dr. David Oshinsky about the historic polio vaccination trials. Tuesday is the 100th anniversary of the birth of Jonas Salk, who invented the vaccine.

Comment

All Things Considered

Home Health Workers Struggle For Better Pay And Health Insurance

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Home health care aides often toil for low pay and in jobs without benefits, including health insurance. A million more home health care workers will be needed to meet demand over the next decade.

Comment

All Things Considered

Blood Test For Ebola Doesn't Catch Infection Early

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A highly sensitive blood test for Ebola exists, so why isn't it being used to test all returning health workers from West Africa? Because the virus isn't in the blood in the first stages of infection.

Comment

Obama: Ebola Policies Should Support Health Care Workers On Front Lines

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The U.S. policies, said Obama, should be crafted to avoid discouraging workers from going overseas to help curb Ebola outbreaks.

Comment

American Volunteers In Liberia Are Anti-Quarantine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

They fear that the threat of isolating a returning health worker for 21 days will cause a drop in the number of volunteers at a time when more medical staff is needed to quash the outbreak.

Comment

Happy Birthday To Google Doodle Honoree Dr. Jonas Salk!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On the 100th anniversary of the polio pioneer's birth, Google takes note with a doodle. As the world gears up to fight Ebola, it's a good time to remember one of the heroes of a 1950s epidemic.

Comment

The Takeaway

Ohio May Close Cincinnati's Last Abortion Clinic

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

If the Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center is shut down, Cincinnati will be the nation's largest metropolitan area without an abortion provider.

Comments [3]

Insurers May Cover Costly Hepatitis C Drugs Only For The Very Ill

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Many insurers are restricting access to new drugs that are easier to take and that promise higher cure rates because the price tags can run $95,000 or more.

Comment

Australia Blocks New Visas From West Africa Over Ebola Outbreak

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Immigration Minister Scott Morrison says Australia's steps to keep Ebola from crossing its borders include "temporarily suspending our immigration program, including our humanitarian program."

Comment

The Takeaway

Ebola: The Past, The Present & The Politics

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

As Governor Chris Christie digs in his heels, some experts are arguing that we should look at past pandemics for lessons on ending the Ebola outbreak.

Comments [1]

The Brian Lehrer Show

What Ebola Aid Workers Face

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

With policies for returning aid workers from Ebola regions being toughened throughout the U.S., two leaders at the forefront talk about their work and volunteer recruitment efforts.

Comments [28]

With Obamacare, More Millennials Are Going To The Doctor, Sort Of

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Once young adults started getting coverage through their parents, they started getting checkups more often, a study finds. But they still may need help filling a prescription.

Comment

Nurse Amber Vinson Discharged After Testing 'Ebola-Free'

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The 29-year-old nurse, one of two who became infected while treating Liberian Thomas Eric Duncan, is being released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Comment

Morning Edition

The Case Against Mandatory Ebola Quarantines For Health Workers

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The New England Journal of Medicine published an editorial against quarantining people who have worked with Ebola patients in Africa. Renee Montagne speaks with Dr. Lindsey Baden, one of the authors.

Comment

Morning Edition

An Ebola Strategy Brings Good News To One Liberian Town

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The town of Foya has had no new cases in a month. Credit goes to a care center and an ongoing effort to calm fears and allow family members to communicate with patients — and view the dead.

Comment

NYPR Archives & Preservation

At the Forefront of Death: Cancer in Midcentury

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WNYC
D.I.Y. pap smears and other 1950s anti-cancer tools.
Read More

Comments [1]

The Takeaway

The Innovative and Creative Power of ADHD

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A University of Pennsylvania psychologist argues that we should consider people with ADHD to be highly imaginative people rather than people with a learning disability. 

Comments [11]

The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: Ebola Lessons From The Past, Sports As a Safety Net, and ADHD Creativity

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Takeaway explains how the lessons of the Bubonic plague can help fight Ebola, we examine the lives of homeless young athletes, and we explore creativity and ADHD.