Rob Stein appears in the following:
Gut Bacteria's Belch May Play A Role In Heart Disease
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 ...
How Much Does It Hurt? Let's Scan Your Brain
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 ...
Test Tube Baby Pioneer Helped Bring Millions Into The World
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
Researchers Use Brain Scans To Reveal Hidden Dreamscape
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 ...
Study: Record Number Of People Are Cohabitating
Thursday, April 04, 2013
China's Air Pollution Linked To Millions Of Early Deaths
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
Bioethics Panel Warns Against Anthrax Vaccine Testing On Kids
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 ...
Americans More Distracted Behind The Wheel Than Europeans
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 ...
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
Scientists Create Fertile Eggs From Mouse Stem Cells
Thursday, October 04, 2012
Can IVF Treatments Reverse A Woman's Biological Clock?
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Panel Questions Benefits Of Vitamin D Supplements
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Cheney Operation Underscores Heart Transplant Issues
Monday, March 26, 2012
Komen Says Efficiency, Not Politics, Drove Planned Parenthood Change
Thursday, February 02, 2012
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.
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
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.