Will Stone

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Is it true that taking a dip in freezing cold water has health benefits?

Monday, September 25, 2023

Lots of people are touting the benefits of cold water immersion but is there research to back up these claims? We check with scientists.


A common ingredient in over-the-counter decongestants does not work, experts say

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

A panel of experts has concluded that a common ingredient in over-the-counter decongestants does not work. This could lead to the product being pulled from store shelves.


Unraveling long COVID: Here's what scientists who study the illness want to find out

Saturday, September 09, 2023

At a recent medical gathering, researchers presented their latest hypotheses about what causes – and what could treat – the lingering disease.


Scientists are meeting in Santa Fe to unravel the mystery of long COVID

Saturday, September 02, 2023

Scientists from around the world met face to face in Santa Fe, NM, this week to present the latest findings on long COVID and discuss studies of potential treatments.


Scientists gathered in New Mexico to address persistent symptoms of long COVID

Friday, September 01, 2023

Progress on long COVID may seem slow, but scientists say they're closing in on some potential explanations for the disease. That will hopefully point the way to treatments.


Scientists look at the progress made toward understanding — and treating — long COVID

Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Scientists gathered this week to unpack what we know about the underlying cause of long COVID and potential treatments.


There's a way to get healthier without even going to a gym. It's called NEAT

Saturday, July 22, 2023

All those daily activities we'd rather avoid — taking the stairs, cleaning the house etc. — have a big metabolic payoff. Non-exercise activity thermogenesis can help manage weight and boost health.


Living Better: how increasing small movements can make a big difference

Thursday, July 20, 2023

Most of us know that exercise is good for our health. But what about all the other ways we move during the day?


An old drug offers a new way to stop STIs

Tuesday, July 11, 2023

Taken after sex, the antibiotic doxycycline can ward off some sexually transmitted illnesses. Doctors are already prescribing it and the CDC is expected to share guidance soon for how best to use it.


Opioids are not the best way to treat short-term back pain, study finds

Thursday, June 29, 2023

A carefully conducted study of treatments for short-term back pain finds that opioids aren't the best approach. The results throw into question current guidelines.


Opioids are overrated for some common back pain, a study suggests

Wednesday, June 28, 2023

New research calls into question prescribing the drugs even for short-term pain relief – especially given the risk of addiction.


Intermittent fasting may be equally as effective for weight loss as counting calories

Tuesday, June 27, 2023

Patients trying to lose weight are often counseled to count calories, but new research finds intermittent fasting can be just as effective. (Story aired on All Things Considered on June 26, 2023.)


Intermittent fasting may be equally as effective for weight loss as counting calories

Monday, June 26, 2023

When trying to lose weight, patients are often counseled to count calories, but this can be cumbersome and hard to stick with. New research finds that intermittent fasting can be just as effective.


Intermittent fasting is as effective as counting calories, new study finds

Monday, June 26, 2023

Limiting when you eat to a six- or eight-hour window can help reduce caloric intake. While the weight loss isn't dramatic, it may be easier to stick to than counting calories.


FDA advisers back updated COVID shots for fall vaccinations

Thursday, June 15, 2023

A panel of advisers to the Food and Drug Administration has recommended revising the current COVID-19 vaccine so that it specifically targets omicron.


New HIV cases are slowing, but there are clear racial and geographic disparities

Sunday, May 28, 2023

New research shows that the U.S. is making progress in preventing new HIV infections but the gains are happening unevenly across racial and ethnic groups.


A new approach to curbing sexually transmitted infections gains interest

Monday, May 22, 2023

Research shows taking a certain antibiotic after sex can significantly reduce the risk of getting sexually transmitted infections. It is seen as a promising approach to curb the nation's STI epidemic.


Why viral reservoirs are a prime suspect for long COVID sleuths

Tuesday, May 02, 2023

Scientists are turning up more evidence that some people may harbor a viral reservoir in the wake of COVID-19. What could that tell us about long COVID?


Long COVID may be due to the virus sticking around after infection, researchers say

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

A growing body of evidence points to the idea that the coronavirus can stick around long after an initial infection. Some researchers think that may be a major driver of long COVID.


FDA pulls the only approved drug for preventing premature birth off the market

Thursday, April 06, 2023

The drug had been fast-tracked for approval under the agency's accelerated approval program, and has been available for more than a decade, despite the drugmaker's failure to prove that it works.