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Should We All Be Wearing Masks In Public? Health Experts Revisit The Question

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

There are rumblings that U.S. health officials may start encouraging Americans to wear face masks to cut down on asymptomatic spread. But with continued shortages, it's not clear how we'd do that.


CDC Intensifies Warnings About Vaping Illness As Cases Top 1,000

Thursday, October 03, 2019

Federal agencies are working furiously to find out what is causing people to sicken and are warning consumers not to vape.


Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's New Starship, Designed To Fly To The Moon, Mars And Beyond

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Calling it "the most inspiring thing" he's ever seen, SpaceX's CEO talked up his company's big innovation and plans to fast-track production of the spacecraft. He hopes to fly passengers by next year.


FDA To Banish Flavored E-Cigarettes To Combat Youth Vaping

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

With hundreds of unexplained cases of vaping-related illness, and the sharp rise in youth vaping, the Trump administration is acting to crack down on kid-friendly vape flavors.


Trump Administration Announces Plans To Shake Up The Kidney Care Industry

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

President Trump has signed an executive order pushing for sweeping changes in the way kidney disease is treated.


WHO Redefines Burnout As A 'Syndrome' Linked To Chronic Stress At Work

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The World Health Organization has updated its handbook of diseases to include an expanded definition of burnout. It closely links it to workplace stress and says it can lead to reduced productivity.


Trump Administration Proposes Rule To Reverse Protections For Transgender Patients

Friday, May 24, 2019

A federal agency issued a proposed rule Friday that rolls back Obama-era protections for transgender patients. Advocates for transgender people say the rule leaves them vulnerable to discrimination.


A Good Life And A Good Death: What Is Palliative Care?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

In That Good Night, palliative care doctor Sunita Puri shares insights from her years caring for patients with serious illness. She sees her role as an advocate and ally — every step of the way.


FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces He Will Resign

Tuesday, March 05, 2019

Gottlieb, who will resign in a month, stood out in the Trump administration for his efforts to regulate the tobacco and pharmaceutical industries. The reasons for his resignation are not yet clear.


10 Health Stories You Don't Want To Miss From 2018

Sunday, December 30, 2018

From Lyme disease prevention to $100,000 medical bills, here are 10 of NPR's most read U.S. health stories in 2018.