Joe Neel

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FDA Cautions About Accuracy Of Widely Used Abbott Coronavirus Test

Thursday, May 14, 2020

The test has been promoted by the Trump administration as a key factor in controlling the epidemic in the U.S. and is used for daily testing at the White House.


FDA Warns Against Wide Use Of The Drugs Trump Hailed As 'Game Changers'

Friday, April 24, 2020

The agency said Friday that using hydroxychloroquine and a related compound, chloroquine, for COVID-19 may cause life-threatening side effects. That warning contradicts the president's own enthusiasm.


CDC To Fund 650 Health Experts To Help States Trace, Stop COVID-19

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says the agency will double the current number of positions to aid local health departments in quashing new outbreaks. They will focus on testing and contact tracing.


CDC Hospital Data Point To Racial Disparity In COVID-19 Cases

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

In a study of the early coronavirus epidemic in the U.S., a third of people who were hospitalized were African American. Top risk factors were high blood pressure and obesity.


U.S. Surpasses China In Cases Of Coronavirus

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The U.S. with about 82,000 cases passed China with about 81,000. The cases being detected in the U.S. have risen as more tests have become available, although the wait for tests can still be long.


Coronavirus Task Force Doctor Did Not Meet Guidelines For Test, But Got One Anyway

Monday, March 23, 2020

Dr. Deborah Birx said she had a "low-grade fever" Saturday and tested negative for coronavirus. But her symptoms don't line up with what the government is advising for who should get a test.


Webcast: Health Implications Of Income Inequality

Monday, January 27, 2020

Watch as experts on income inequality discuss a recent NPR poll that is notable for capturing the views of the top 1% of earners in America. The webcast will be livestreamed at 12 p.m. ET Monday.


Is There Hope For The American Dream? What Americans Think About Income Inequality

Thursday, January 09, 2020

A new survey of Americans across all income brackets captures some surprising views about their economic experience and expectations of success.


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.