Robin Marantz Henig

Robin Marantz Henig appears in the following:

How A Psychedelic Drug Helps Cancer Patients Overcome Anxiety

Saturday, December 03, 2016

Many cancer patients who took the psychedelic drug psilocybin under supervision said the experience erased their anxiety and depression over illness and death.


Give Thanks For Siblings: They Can Make Us Healthier And Happier

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Sibling relationships are usually the longest-lived family ties, and most adults say they're close to their siblings. That closeness can shelter and sustain us through life's perils and joys.


Hope Still Races Ahead Of Evidence In Magnet Treatment For Autism

Saturday, July 09, 2016

A few people with high-functioning autism say they've been briefly helped by exposure to transcranial magnetic stimulation. But there's a cost, one mother found, to getting ahead of the science.


Your Adult Siblings May Hold The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Somehow we're squeezing 16 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, with relatives ranging in age from my 30-year-old nephew to my 90-year-old mother. I love them all, but in a way the one I know best is the middle-aged man across the table whose blue eyes look just ...


Despite Sweeping Aid-In-Dying Law, Few Will Have That Option

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

The "death-with-dignity" movement took a giant step forward this week, with 38 million people coming under its umbrella in a single swoop when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed the End of Life Option Act on Monday.

But the law still leaves out a wide range of people who might ...


Freezing Eggs May Reduce A Woman's Odds Of Success With IVF

Friday, August 28, 2015

With egg freezing being touted as a way for women to potentially expand future childbearing options, the viability of those eggs when they're defrosted is still relatively unknown. The latest bit of guardedly good news is a short report in JAMA indicating that frozen eggs do indeed lead to live ...


Early Push To Require The HPV Vaccine May Have Backfired

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nine years after it was first approved in June 2006, the HPV vaccine has had a far more sluggish entree into medical practice than other vaccines at a similar point in their history, according to a report in Tuesday's JAMA.

This might not surprise those who remember the early days ...


'No One Should Have The Right To Prolong My Death'

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

When Jennifer Glass goes to Sacramento on Tuesday to deliver testimony in favor of the California End-of-Life-Options Act, the trip will require some complex logistics.

Her 17-year-old stepson, Tristan, will bundle her into her car and get behind the wheel to drive the two hours from her home in San ...


If You Have Dementia, Can You Hasten Death As You Wished?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

If you make a choice to hasten your own death, it's actually pretty simple: don't eat or drink for a week. But if you have Alzheimer's disease, acting on even that straightforward choice can become ethically and legally fraught.

But choosing an end game is all but impossible if you're ...

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Your Adult Siblings May Be The Secret To A Long, Happy Life

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Somehow we're squeezing 16 people into our apartment for Thanksgiving this year, with relatives ranging in age from my 30-year-old nephew to my 90-year-old mother. I love them all, but in a way the one I know best is the middle-aged man across the table whose blue eyes look just ...


Transgender Men Who Become Pregnant Face Social, Health Challenges

Friday, November 07, 2014

"Pregnancy and childbirth were very male experiences for me," said a 29-year-old respondent in a study reported Friday in Obstetrics and Gynecology. "When I birthed my children, I was born into fatherhood."

If this statement at first seems perplexing, it's less so when you realize the person talking is a ...


Women Increasingly Pick Brains Over Looks In Choosing Egg Donors

Sunday, November 02, 2014

More women than ever are using donor eggs as they keep delaying childbearing until long past the age when their own eggs are healthy. This has helped fuel an increase in first-time mothers over 40, whose numbers have quadrupled in the past 30 years.

But as the practice becomes ...


Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

Thursday, January 02, 2014

About 40 percent of Americans make new years resolutions, but just 8 percent actually achieve them. Samantha Henig, digital editor for the New York Times Magazine, has been interviewi...

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Robin Marantz Henig and her daughter Samantha Henig discuss what it means to be in your twenties today. In the summer of 2010, Robin Marantz Henig wrote an article for the New York Times Magazine called “What Is It About 20-Somethings?” that generated enormous reader response and started a conversation that included people in their 20s and baby boomers. Working with her daughter, she’s expanded the project into a book, Twentysomething: Why Do Young Adults Seem Stuck?

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In Vitro Nobel Prize

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Robin Marantz Henig, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and author of Pandora's Baby: How the First Test Tube Babies Sparked the Reproductive Revolution addresses the history and future of IVF treatments in light of the Nobel Prize for Medicine win yesterday.

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The End: The Line Between Life and Death During Organ Donation

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

All this week we’re talking with our friends from Scientific American about endings: in nature, culture and science. For most of human history the clearest, most black and white ending in our lives was death. However, in recent decades, life support technology has made death a gray area, leading to right-to-life debates, as in the case of Terri Schiavo. But the question of when someone is dead becomes especially important when dealing with the process of organ donation.

We asked you, our listeners: If you are are an organ donor, what made you agree to it? If not, what's your reason against it? Let us know in the comments or call 877-8-MY-TAKE and we'll play the responses on the air.

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'Emerging Adulthood': You Know You're an Adult When...

Thursday, August 19, 2010

We're looking at whether adulthood is arriving later in life, while adolescence gets longer. The New York Times Magazine looks at the issue this weekend. And we're asking: When did adulthood arrive for you? Complete this sentence: You know you're an adult when... Maybe it's graduating college? Moving out from your parents' house? Getting married? Let us know what it was for you.

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More Than Meets the Eye

Monday, July 30, 2007

Robots with artificial intelligence have been a science fiction staple for decades, but now some researchers might be close to making them a reality. New York Times contributing writer Robin Marantz Henig and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Rodney Brooks describe new machines that can make eye contact, read social ...

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