Rob Stein

Rob Stein appears in the following:

Infections With 'Nightmare Bacteria' Are On The Rise In U.S. Hospitals

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. ...


Pediatricians Urged To Treat Ear Infections More Cautiously

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. ...


Genome Sequencing For Babies Brings Knowledge And Conflicts

Monday, December 03, 2012

Technology now exists that makes it possible for doctors to decipher the entire genetic code of a newborn. Should it be done? What about fetuses in the womb? That's now a possibility, and it's stirring intense debate.


Scientists Create Fertile Eggs From Mouse Stem Cells

Thursday, October 04, 2012

For the first time, scientists have created fertile eggs and healthy offspring using embryonic stem cells. The experiments in mice raise the possibility of artificial egg production a...


Can IVF Treatments Reverse A Woman's Biological Clock?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A woman over 40 who uses eggs donated by a younger woman has essentially the same chance of having a baby as she would have had in her 20s. That's according to a large new study that ...


Panel Questions Benefits Of Vitamin D Supplements

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force concluded in draft recommendations released Tuesday that taking vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams of calcium every day doesn't reduce the risk for...


Cheney Operation Underscores Heart Transplant Issues

Monday, March 26, 2012

The former vice president is recovering from a heart transplant he received over the weekend. Experts say it's unusual for a 71-year-old to get a transplant, but more and more older ...


Komen Says Efficiency, Not Politics, Drove Planned Parenthood Change

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation said it regretted the effect of its new funding policy on groups such as Planned Parenthood. But the group denied politics played any role i...


HPV Vaccine for Boys

Friday, October 28, 2011

Rob Stein, health reporter for The Washington Post, talks about the new federal advisory panel recommendation that boys receive the HPV vaccine.

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New Cell Phone Danger Rating Explained

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Washington Post reporter Rob Stein, explains the new classification for cell phones by the World Health Organization, which placed the devices in the "possibly carcinogenic to humans" category

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Kidney Transplant Policy Change

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.

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A team of international brain researchers recently produced some unbelievable footage: A completely blind man walking down a littered hallway, apparently cognizant of the obstacles before him and avoiding them all. For years, scientists have quarreled over the legitimacy of "blindsight." Now, it seems undeniable - but what will be ...

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Regulating Abortion

Friday, August 01, 2008

Rob Stein, National Science Reporter for the Washington Post, discusses the possibility that the Bush Administration with change regulations to redefine certain birth-control methods as abortion.

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