Joe Neel

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CDC Says Number Of Possible Cases Of Vaping-Related Lung Illness Has Doubled

Friday, September 06, 2019

The CDC says it is probing 450 reported cases of illness in people who vaped nicotine or cannabis products. Health officials say it's too soon to pinpoint a single product or substance as the cause.


Freak Summer Hailstorm Hits Mexico's Guadalajara

Monday, July 01, 2019

"Hail more than a meter high, and then we wonder if climate change exists," said Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, the governor of Jalisco state. The Mexican army is helping to dig out the city.


Poll: Many Rural Americans Struggle With Financial Insecurity, Access To Health Care

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

A new poll from NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation gives a glimpse into rural life in America today, finding that many people living in rural communities live on the edge financially.


Guidance: On References To Attitudes About Vaccines

Monday, May 13, 2019

In particular, avoid the use of the terms "anti-vax" and "anti-vaxxer." It's important to stick to the science — and to use neutral language in describing peoples' positions.


Halting U.S. HIV Epidemic By 2030: Difficult But Doable

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

The Trump administration has a plan to end the spread of HIV in the U.S. in 10 years. HIV/AIDS advocates say it's feasible but that the administration's actions on health run counter to the goal.


Forum: The Health And Economic Concerns Of Rural Americans

Friday, November 09, 2018

Join us for a live discussion of major issues facing rural America, based on a recent poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.


CDC Investigates Cases Of Rare Neurological 'Mystery Illness' In Kids

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Acute flaccid myelitis causes weakness in arms or legs. The cause isn't clear but may be related to viruses, environmental toxins or genetic disorders. Since 2014, 386 total cases have been confirmed.


NPR Poll: Rural Americans Are Worried About Addiction And Jobs, But Remain Optimistic

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

What's on people's minds in rural America? A new poll shows that the addiction crisis and economic issues have people worried. But many retain an upbeat outlook about the future of their communities.


Scientists Who Sparked Revolution In Cancer Treatment Share Nobel Prize In Medicine

Monday, October 01, 2018

James P. Allison and Tasuku Honjo were cited for their work in harnessing the immune system to arrest the development of cancer.


James P. Allison, Tasuku Honjo Win 2018 Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine

Monday, October 01, 2018

The pair of immunologists won for their discovery of cancer therapy that works by harnessing the body's own immune system.


Forum: How Discrimination Damages Health In LGBTQ Communities

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

How do LGBTQ adults experience discrimination and how does it impact their health? Join us for a discussion with experts in a webcast from Harvard's Chan School of Public Health at noon ET Wednesday.


CDC Chief Brenda Fitzgerald Resigns

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Brenda Fitzgerald, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is stepping down. This follows reports that she invested in tobacco company stocks after she began leading the agency.


Poll: Most Americans Think Their Own Group Faces Discrimination

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

NPR is launching a deep exploration of how Americans experience discrimination in daily life. One key result: The sense that their own group suffers discrimination crosses racial and identity lines.


Tumor Test Helps Identify Which Breast Cancers Don't Require Extra Treatment

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Researchers say the test, which measures gene activity, can help avoid "overtreating" tumors that are not life-threatening. It might allow some patients to avoid radiation and chemotherapy.


Winners And Losers Under The House GOP Health Bill

Thursday, May 04, 2017

The version of the American Health Care Act passed by the House eliminates taxes on corporations and wealthy people and shrinks Medicaid coverage. A chart breaks down who would be affected and how.


Carrying Some Extra Pounds May Not Be Good After All

Monday, April 03, 2017

A new study finds that people who are overweight, but not obese, have shorter life spans. It's the opposite of a 2013 study that got a lot of attention by finding a few pounds might be good for you.


Trump Chooses Dr. Scott Gottlieb To Head Food And Drug Administration

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gottlieb is seen as a mainstream pick for an agency that oversees a quarter of the U.S. economy, including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, food, cosmetics and other areas of human and animal health.


GOP Bill Would Repeal Obamacare Taxes And Penalties, Keep Some Subsidies

Monday, March 06, 2017

After weeks of internal debate, House Republicans have released their plan for the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. It faces challenges from within the GOP, from interest groups — and the public.


Trump Chooses Rep. Tom Price, An Obamacare Foe, To Run HHS

Monday, November 28, 2016

Rep. Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon, has represented the northern Atlanta suburbs since 2005. In recent years, he has led Republican efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.


WEBCAST: The Cost And Quality Conundrum Of Child Care

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

High-quality, affordable child care can be difficult to find. A webcast looked at the issues and a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.