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Crowdfunding Drives Funds And Attention Toward Questionable Medical Treatments

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

Many Americans turn to crowdfunding to pay for medical care. But sometimes the money covers unproven treatments. Should crowdfunding companies be held accountable for spreading false hopes?


Uproar Over Sexy Picture On Magazine From Amnesty International's Dutch Arm

Friday, December 21, 2018

The Netherlands branch of the organization published a slick magazine about refugees called "Glamoria" and put a flirtatious photo of a woman wearing life jackets on the cover.


Magical Photos Bring Fables From Mbomo To Life

Monday, December 17, 2018

The fables were gathered from people in the Congo Basin and illustrated with a touch of magical realism in the new book Congo Tales: Told By The People Of Mbomo.


Federal Legislation Seeks Ban On Shackling Of Pregnant Inmates

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Incarcerated pregnant women are often shackled during medical appointments and childbirth. A provision in a criminal justice bill aims to end the practice in federal facilities.


How 10 Orphans From eSwatini Helped Write A Prize-Winning Movie

Sunday, December 02, 2018

In Liyana, filmmakers let kids make up the story. The hybrid documentary/animated film has earned prizes, raves — and a 100 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes.


Thanks To Science, You Can Eat An Apple Every Day

Monday, November 26, 2018

After harvest, apples can be stored for months in controlled atmosphere storage rooms where the temperature, oxygen, carbon dioxide, and humidity levels are adjusted to put them into hibernation.


She Chose To 'Go Flat' And Wants Other Breast Cancer Survivors To Know They Can Too

Friday, November 02, 2018

After her double mastectomy, writer Catherine Guthrie came to embrace her new body, without breast reconstruction. But, she has learned, women have to push the medical system to support this choice.


When Adolescents Give Up Pot, Their Cognition Quickly Improves

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

When researchers convinced a group of young people to stop smoking pot, their cognition quickly improved. This adds to research warning against teen pot use, despite marijuana's growing acceptance.


Powerful Photos Of Love And War By Lynsey Addario

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The award-winning photographer tells the stories behind the profoundly moving images in her new book, Of Love & War — and confesses that she still gets nervous before a new assignment.


Distrust Of Health Care System May Keep Black Men Away From Prostate Cancer Research

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Black men are hit hardest by prostate cancer, but they are underrepresented in research. Researchers held focus groups in three states to understand why.


Good News For 'Green' Brews: Consumers Say They'll Pay More For Sustainable Beer

Saturday, October 13, 2018

More than 1,000 U.S. beer drinkers surveyed say they would pay about $1.30 more for a six-pack of beer if it was produced at a brewery that invests in water conservation or solar power.


Why MSF Had To Stop Offering Mental Health Care To Refugees In Nauru

Friday, October 12, 2018

Doctors Without Borders spent 11 months treating asylum seekers and refugees as well as locals. In early October, the government of the tiny island nation told them to shut down their operation.


Ancient Maya: Astronomers, Farmers ... And Salt Entrepreneurs?

Monday, October 08, 2018

Evidence from a site in Belize shows the Maya not only had large-scale salt-producing operations along the coast, they were also using salt to preserve fish for their extensive trade networks.


Patients Give Doctors High Marks For Prescribing Antibiotics For Common Sniffles

Wednesday, October 03, 2018

People with colds and related infections give physicians higher ratings when they give them a prescription for antibiotics. Could that lead doctors to overprescribe?


Why Did An Octopus-Wielding Sea Lion Slap A Kayaker In The Face?

Friday, September 28, 2018

A sea lion in a viral video was probably just messing around with its food. Researchers say sea lions don't care enough about humans to want to slap one of us with an octopus.


Apples Or Fries With That? When It Comes To Kids' Meals, Fries Are Hard To Beat

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Even though many fast-food chain restaurants are offering healthier sides, a new report says parents choose them only about half the time, and restaurants aren't consistent in how they offer them.


Life After TB: She Is Deaf, She Still Dances, She Addressed The U.N. Today

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Nandita Venkatesan of Mumbai, India, has survived two rounds of tuberculosis though one treatment caused her to go deaf. She now advocates for other TB patients and survivors.


Myth And Reality About Hurricane Risks For Expectant Mothers

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Research suggests that floods and other environmental disasters can raise the risk for spontaneous miscarriages, preterm births and low-birth-weight infants. Doctors say it pays to be prepared.


2 Young Sisters Die After Undergoing Female Genital Mutilation

Friday, September 14, 2018

The girls were ages 10 and 11 and lived in Somalia, which has the highest rate of FGM in the world.