Rob Stein appears in the following:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Scientists have discovered what may be an important new risk factor for heart disease. And here's the surprising twist: The troublesome substance seems to be a waste product left behind by bacteria in our guts as they help us digest lecithin — a substance plentiful in red meat, eggs, liver ...
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Scientists reported Wednesday that they had developed a way to measure how much pain people are experiencing by scanning their brains.
The researchers hope the technique will help doctors treat pain better, but the work is also raising concerns about whether the technique might interfere with doctors simply listening to ...
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Scientists say they have found a way to get a glimpse of people's dreams.
"Our results show that we can predict what a person's seeing during dreams," says Yukiyasu Kamitani, a researcher at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan.
Philosophers, poets and psychologists have long shared a ...
Thursday, April 04, 2013
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
A controversial government proposal to test the anthrax vaccine in children would be unethical without first conducting much more research, a presidential commission concluded Tuesday.
"The federal government would have to take multiple steps before anthrax vaccine trials with children could be ethically considered," Amy Gutmann, who chairs the ...
Thursday, March 14, 2013
U.S. drivers are much more likely than Europeans to drive while distracted, federal health officials report Thursday.
Nearly 69 percent of Americans who drive say that they talked on their cell phones while driving at least once in the previous month, according to a survey by the Centers for Disease ...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013
Federal officials warned Tuesday that an especially dangerous group of superbugs has become a significant health problem in hospitals throughout the United States.
These germs, known as carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, have become much more common in the last decade, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. ...
Monday, February 25, 2013
Hoping to reduce unnecessary antibiotics use, the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued new guidelines for how doctors should diagnose and treat ear infections.
Every year, millions of parents take their children to the pediatrician for ear infections, and most of them end up going home with antibiotics. ...
Monday, December 03, 2012
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, February 02, 2012
Friday, October 28, 2011
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Monday, February 28, 2011
Rob Stein, Washington Post reporter, discusses his recent article concerning a major policy change for recipients of kidney transplants. He argues the change will have major implications for all organ transplants and has led to a heated discussion amongst bioethicists, doctors, and patients alike.
Jill McMaster, kidney recipient and a Patient and Donors Affairs representative on the board of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), joins the conversation and talks about what the new kidney donor policy proposal will mean for patients and for those waiting on the list to receive an organ.
The United Network for Organ Sharing's kidney committee is accepting public comments on the proposal until April 1.