Researchers Study Blast Injuries In Veterans
Researchers at the Boston VA are finding that exposure to blasts even without concussion can cause structural damage to the brain. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Fred Thys Source Type: news

Satellite Photos Show Activity At North Korean Missile Sites
New photographs from commercial satellites are showing activity at a variety of sites related to North Korea's space and missile programs. It could be a sign the North is preparing a launch. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 9, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Making A Mark: Ancient Tonga Tattoo Tools May Illustrate Birth Of Polynesian Body Art
Australian researchers used carbon dating to determine the tattoo tools from Tonga are around 2,700 years old.(Image credit: Jack Fox/Australian National University) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amy Held Source Type: news

A Gulp Of Genetically Modified Bacteria Might Someday Treat A Range Of Illnesses
Researchers think genetically engineered versions of microbes that can live in humans could help treat some rare genetic disorders and perhaps help with Type 1 diabetes, cirrhosis and cancer.(Image credit: Julia Ritchey/KUER) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Mysterious Type Of Killer Whale, Sought After For Years, Found In Southern Ocean
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Source: NPR Health and Science - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Christopher Joyce Source Type: news

An Antibody-Inspired Small Molecule Could Make For A Better Flu Treatment
To outsmart influenza, researchers are leveraging the biological information encoded in infection-fighting antibodies to design new drugs. One attempt neutralizes near-lethal levels of flu in mice.(Image credit: Steve Gschmeissner/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lambert Source Type: news

No Bones About It: The Human Skeleton
We all have bones. But how much do we know about them?(Image credit: RONALDO SCHEMIDT/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Is A Cure For HIV/AIDS On The Horizon?
A second person has apparently been cured of the disease.(Image credit: CLAUDIO REYES/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 6, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How Much Is Today's HIV Research Centered Around The Search For A Cure?
For the second time ever, a man's HIV infection has been sent into remission. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Rowena Johnston, director of research for the Foundation for AIDS Research. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Bone Marrow Transplant Renders Second Patient Free Of HIV
British doctors report the apparent eradication of HIV from a patient who was undergoing treatment for cancer. It's only the second time this has been accomplished, despite many attempts.(Image credit: SCIENCE SOURCE) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Deus Ex...Artificial Intelligence?
There are just nine companies that Professor Amy Webb says control the future of AI.(Image credit: Elena Seibert) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

London Patient Cleared Of HIV
Doctors in London say they've successfully treated an HIV patient, but the treatment is dangerous and expensive. The news comes 12 years after a different patient was declared cured of AIDS. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: David Greene Source Type: news

How Federal Disaster Money Favors The Rich
The federal government spends billions of dollars each year helping communities rebuild after disasters and to prevent future damage. But that money isn't always allocated to those who need it most.(Image credit: Claire Harbage/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

Storytelling Instead Of Scolding: Inuit Say It Makes Their Children More Cool-Headed
At the top of the world, parents have figured out how to discipline kids without yelling, scolding or even speaking in an angry tone. Their secret is an ancient tool that sculpts children's behavior. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Michaeleen Doucleff Source Type: news

Is Your Child An Orchid Or A Dandelion? Unlocking The Science Of Sensitive Kids
Some kids seem resilient from the start — readily able, like dandelions, to cope with stress and adversity. But pediatrician Thomas Boyce says biologically reactive kids need more support to thrive.(Image credit: Michael H/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dave Davies Source Type: news

Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies — And More Calories
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Source: NPR Health and Science - March 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

SpaceX Crew Dragon Lands Crucial Station Docking
The SpaceX capsule has docked at the International Space Station. It's the first U.S. spacecraft capable of carrying humans to be launched since NASA stopped developing its own space shuttles in 2011. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arizona Lawmakers Consider Loosening Vaccination Requirements
Measles outbreaks have prompted some states to consider tightening up laws that allow exemptions from vaccines for personal or philosophical reasons. But in Arizona, lawmakers are going the other way. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Will Stone Source Type: news

'Hard Capture Is Complete': SpaceX Capsule Docks With International Space Station
SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule successfully docked with the International Space Station Sunday. SpaceX is demonstrating the potential for a company to carry astronauts into orbit.(Image credit: Terry Renna/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: James Doubek Source Type: news

'Mama's Last Hug' Makes Case That Humans Are Not Alone In Experiencing Emotions
In his new book, primate behavior researcher Frans de Waal writes that "emotions are everywhere in the animal kingdom, from fish to birds to insects and even in brainy mollusks such as the octopus."(Image credit: AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

Your Questions About Italy's GMO Mosquito Experiment, Answered
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Source: NPR Health and Science - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

Tina Seelig: Can We Control Our Own Luck?
Are there things we can do to increase our luck? Through taking tiny risks, showing gratitude, and being open to new ideas, Tina Seelig says we can capture luck in our everyday lives.(Image credit: Ryan Lash/TED) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NPR/TED Staff Source Type: news

Meet The White House's New Chief Climate Change Skeptic
William Happer, a Princeton scientist who is doubtful of the dangers of climate change, appears to be leading a White House challenge to the government's conclusion that global warming is a threat.(Image credit: Gage Skidmore/Flickr ) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - March 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

SpaceX Readies For Key Test Of Capsule Built To Carry Astronauts Into Space
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Source: NPR Health and Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

How Eating Disorders Can Affect Anyone
One organization is trying to get the word out that anyone can get an eating disorder, regardless of a person's race, ethnicity or gender. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shereen Marisol Meraji Source Type: news

What Happened In The Second Nuclear Summit
We look at we learned after the second summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un ended without a deal on denuclearization. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Horsley Source Type: news

Will An Appeals Court Make The EPA Ban A Pesticide Linked To Serious Health Risks?
Chlorpyrifos has been linked to developmental delays in kids and other side effects. The EPA is fighting a lower court's ruling that it must ban the pesticide, which farmers say they need.(Image credit: Jim West/Science Source) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Eil ís O'Neill Source Type: news

Double-Booked Surgeons: Study Raises Safety Questions For High-Risk Patients
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Source: NPR Health and Science - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Ellis Source Type: news

The Daring Rescue Of A Rare, Elusive Bat
Hosts Mary Louise Kelly and Ari Shapiro tell the story of a rare bat found trapped in the Museum of English Rural Life, and its rehabilitation by a bat-loving museum volunteer. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Louise Kelly Source Type: news

Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood
Research suggests the more of your childhood that is spent surrounded by green spaces, the lower your risk of developing mental illness in adulthood, whether in the city or the country. (Image credit: MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN/AFP/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lambert Source Type: news

On Eve Of 2nd Trump-Kim Summit, Is North Korean Reactor Producing Plutonium?
Days before President Trump and Kim Jong Un are to meet in Vietnam, satellite images show no river ice downstream from the key North Korean facility at Yongbyon — a sign the reactor may be running.(Image credit: Planet Labs Inc.) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

Life Lessons From Grandma: Eat Last, Ignore Naysayers, Stop Texting!
In our recent story on the evolutionary benefits of grandmothers, we asked our audience: How did you and your grandma help your family survive and thrive? Readers share their stories.(Image credit: Nicole Xu for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lambert Source Type: news

Saving The Gulf Of Mexico's Oysters
Oysters in the Gulf of Mexico are not doing well. Millions have died off and efforts to bring them back in some areas haven't worked so far. So biologists in Alabama are trying something different. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Mary Scott Hodgin Source Type: news

Author Bob Berman On 'Hazards To Life In Our Universe'
It's scary out there: violent supernovas, biological mayhem and nuclear meltdowns. Lulu Garcia-Navarro with author Bob Berman about hazards to life in the universe and his book, Earth-Shattering. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Cultured': A Look At How Foods Can Help The Microbes Inside Us Thrive
The foods we put in our bodies affect the kinds of bacteria that live and flourish there. A new book explores this collaboration — and the cultures whose dishes maximize the relationship.(Image credit: 4kodiak/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jonathan Lambert Source Type: news

World's Largest Bee Is Spotted For First Time In Decades
The bee towers over its apian cousins. Females have been recorded as being at least an inch and a half long. Add to that a pair of gigantic mandibles, and it's a bee like no other.(Image credit: Clay Bolt/claybolt.com) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bill Chappell Source Type: news

How Do You Preserve History On The Moon?
As the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing nears, some say the site of the first footprints on the moon should be protected. But historic preservation off our planet is unprecedented.(Image credit: NASA) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

The Power Of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Anger
Martin Luther King Jr. dealt with anger in both his personal life and life's work. He often tried to turn his anger into constructive action, but he did occasionally struggle with that balance.(Image credit: William Lovelace/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Scientists Release Controversial Genetically Modified Mosquitoes In High-Security Lab
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Source: NPR Health and Science - February 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rob Stein Source Type: news

'Grandfather Of Climate Science' Wallace Broecker Dies At 87
Broecker was an early advocate for reducing fossil fuels to avoid the disruptive effects of climate change and brought the term "global warming" into the mainstream.(Image credit: Gregorio Borgia/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Francesca Paris Source Type: news

Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer
Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon.(Image credit: Adrienne Grunwald for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alison Kodjak Source Type: news

Israel Heads To The Moon
A spacecraft named Beresheet is set to be Israel's first spacecraft to land on the moon. It came about because Israeli scientists lost a contest — but continued with the work anyway. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Brendan Byrne Source Type: news

There's A Gap Between Perception And Reality When It Comes To Learning
Increasingly, people feel they can master tasks simply by watching instructional videos like the kind you find on YouTube. But sometimes the gap between perception and reality can be deep and wide. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

'Every Day Is A Good Day When You're Floating': Anne McClain Talks Life In Space
Kindergartners help NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro to ask questions to astronaut Anne McClain, who is serving on the International Space Station. She says every day is a good day when you're floating. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Volunteers Fight Bad Science
James Heathers is a postdoctoral researcher at Northeastern University, who looks for mistakes for fun. He speaks to NPR's Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks about errors published in scientific papers. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count
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Source: NPR Health and Science - February 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Amanda Morris Source Type: news

Remembering Mars Rover, 'Opportunity'
Space scientists pay tribute to the Mars rover, Opportunity, which died this week after 14 years sending data back to Earth. The rover was expected to last only three months. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Talkin' Birds: The Great Backyard Bird Count
For years, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's Great Backyard Bird Count have provided valuable data for avian research. Ray Brown from the Talkin' Birds podcast talks with Scott Simon about it. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Opinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover
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Source: NPR Health and Science - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Simon Source Type: news

Ph.D. Student Breaks Down Electron Physics Into A Swinging Musical
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Source: NPR Health and Science - February 16, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emma Bowman Source Type: news