3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Physics For Work On Earth's Place In The Universe
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Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

3 Scientists Win Physics Nobel For Work On The Universe's Evolution
A Canadian and two Swiss scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Prize in Physics for contributions to our understanding of the evolution of the universe and Earth's position in the cosmos. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 8, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Geoff Brumfiel Source Type: news

An App That Can Catch Early Signs Of Eye Disease In A Flash
After his son developed a rare eye cancer, a chemist in Texas developed a smart phone app that uses a camera and artificial intelligence to detect early signs of eye disease.(Image credit: Munson et al., Sci. Adv. 2019; 5 eaax 6363) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Joe Palca Source Type: news

3 Physician-Scientists Will Share 2019 Nobel Prize For Physiology Or Medicine
Three scientists will share this year's Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine by discovering the mechanism cells use to sense and respond to oxygen. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Trio Wins Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine For Work On Cell Metabolism
Harvard's William G. Kaelin, Jr., Sir Peter J. Ratcliffe, of Oxford University and Gregg L. Semenza, of the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore share the prize. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

Trio Wins Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine For Work On Cells And Oxygen
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Source: NPR Health and Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Scott Neuman Source Type: news

3 Scientists Win Nobel Prize In Physiology Or Medicine
Three scientists who studied how cells sense and adapt to oxygen levels have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine — the first recipients of prestigious awards for 2019. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Richard Harris Source Type: news

Ocean Cleanup Project Finally Collects Plastic From Great Pacific Garbage Patch
That giant pile of plastic trash in the ocean just got a little smaller. Dutch inventor Boyan Slat's Ocean Cleanup project recently collected its first plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

New Research: China Is Winning Some Health-Care Battles — And Losing Others
A suite of new research shows the country beating infectious diseases over the last two decades. But deaths from lifestyle-related diseases like cancer and diabetes are on the rise. (Image credit: Wang HE/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 5, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Susan Brink Source Type: news

Ancient Greek Scroll's Hidden Contents Revealed Through Infrared Imaging
More than 200 years ago, a scroll damaged by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius was unrolled and pasted onto cardboard, even though it had writing on the back. New imagery shows some of what's hidden.(Image credit: A. Tournié, Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

Infrared Imaging Gives Researchers Better View Of Contents On Ancient Papyrus Scroll
After more than 200 years, with the help of infrared imaging technology, physicists have been able to finally read what's on the back of a draft of Philodemus' History of the Academy. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Merrit Kennedy Source Type: news

The End Of Guinea Worm Was Just Around the Corner. Not Anymore
The World Health Organization had hoped to eradicate the painful parasite by 2020. That deadline just got moved a decade into the future. And dogs are part of the problem.(Image credit: Sally Deng for NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Tim McDonnell Source Type: news

Researchers Are Freezing Their Ship Into Arctic Ice To Study Climate Change
An ambitious Arctic expedition has reached a milestone. Researchers have found a floe to freeze into, where they'll construct an observatory and study Arctic systems from a ship.(Image credit: Ravenna Koenig) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ravenna Koenig Source Type: news

We're Pulling Tuna Out Of The Ocean At Unprecedented — And Unsustainable — Rates
A new study finds that tuna harvests, including of some species considered "vulnerable," have increased by an astonishing 1,000% in the last 60 years — a rate some scientists warn is unsustainable.(Image credit: NiCK/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Clare Leschin-Hoar Source Type: news

How Penn State Is Cutting Greenhouse Emissions In Half — And Saving Money
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Source: NPR Health and Science - October 4, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

I, Robot: Our Changing Relationship With Technology
Do you ever catch yourself yelling at your Alexa? Or typing questions into Google that you would never ask aloud? This week, we explore our changing relationship with technology. (Image credit: Lee Woodgate/Getty Images/Ikon Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 3, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Shankar Vedantam Source Type: news

Irrigation For Farming Could Leave Many Of The World's Streams And Rivers Dry
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Source: NPR Health and Science - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dan Charles Source Type: news

Workers Are Falling Ill, Even Dying, After Making Kitchen Countertops
Irreversible lung disease has started to show up among young workers who cut, grind and polish countertops made of increasingly popular "engineered" stone. The material is more than 90% silica.(Image credit: danishkhan/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 2, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

State Border Splits Neighbors Into Medicaid Haves And Have-Nots
On the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, many families struggling financially can get health care, thanks to Medicaid expansion. Meanwhile, their neighbors on the Missouri side don't qualify.(Image credit: Laura Ungar/Kaiser Health News) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - October 1, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Laura Ungar Source Type: news

How Big Oil Of The Past Helped Launch The Solar Industry Of Today
The multibillion-dollar solar photovoltaic industry has roots in an unexpected place. More than 40 years ago, oil companies invested in solar research and development that have proved critical.(Image credit: Solar Power Corporation via John Perlin) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Andrea Hsu Source Type: news

Pediatricians Stand By Meds For ADHD, But Some Say Therapy Should Come First
New treatment guidelines don't assuage concerns that some children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are being prescribed medication too soon, before behavioral interventions are tried.(Image credit: Alex Smith/KCUR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alex Smith Source Type: news

Just A Handful Of Nuts May Help Keep Us From Packing On The Pounds As We Age
U.S. adults put on about a pound a year on average. But people who had a regular nut-snacking habit put on less weight and had a lower risk of becoming obese over time, a new study finds.(Image credit: R.Tsubin/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 30, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

Elon Musk Unveils SpaceX's New Starship, Designed To Fly To The Moon, Mars And Beyond
Calling it "the most inspiring thing I've ever seen," the SpaceX CEO talked up his company's big innovation and plans to fast-track production of the rocket. He hopes to fly passengers by next year.(Image credit: Loren Elliott/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carmel Wroth Source Type: news

UCLA Opens World's 1st Institute To Study Kindness
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with anthropology professor Daniel Fessler about UCLA's new Bedari Kindness Institute. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 28, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A Peculiar Solar System Has Scientists Rethinking Theories Of How Planets Form
A surprisingly large planet orbiting a small star defies the conventional wisdom about how planets are born. But a dark-horse idea from more than 20 years ago could explain it.(Image credit: Baback Tafreshi/Science Source/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Too Much Training Can Tax Athletes' Brains
Research finds that triathletes who train too hard can impair a brain area involved in achieving goals such as winning a race. Fatigued athletes choose immediate gratification over long-term rewards.(Image credit: Markus Büsges/EyeEm/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 26, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Prehistoric Babies Drank Animal Milk From Bottles
The remnants of ruminant milk were found in tiny vessels buried with infants thousands of years ago. Scientists say the ancient baby bottles were sometimes shaped like "mythical animals."(Image credit: Katharina Rebay-Salisbury) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Emily Vaughn Source Type: news

No Plan B: Deciding Not To Have Children Because of Climate Change
Faced with the prospect of severe climate disruptions, potential parents are rethinking that choice. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

MacArthur 'Genius' Grant Winners Attest To 'Power Of Individual Creativity'
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Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Colin Dwyer Source Type: news

Earth's Oceans Are Getting Hotter And Higher, And It's Accelerating
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Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

If E-Cigs Were Romaine Lettuce, They'd Be Off The Shelf, Vaper's Mom Tells Congress
As numbers of vaping-related lung disease rise, a mom testifying before Congress compared the illness to a food poisoning outbreak and called on lawmakers to address the epidemic of teen vaping.(Image credit: Andrew Harnik/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 25, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Allison Aubrey Source Type: news

Trump Administration Escalates Battle Over Environmental Regulations With California
The Trump administration threatens to cut federal highway dollars for California over air pollution. (Image credit: Alex Brandon/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Brady Source Type: news

No Plan B: Youth Leading The Charge On Climate
Young people are taking center stage in the fight against climate change. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As Made-To-Order DNA Gets Cheaper, Keeping It Out Of The Wrong Hands Gets Harder
Labs are churning out more and more synthetic DNA for scientists who want to use it to reprogram cells. Some say the technology has outpaced government safety guidelines put in place a decade ago.(Image credit: Tim Llewellyn/Copperhound Pictures/Ginkgo Bioworks) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

Doctors Without Borders Calls For More Transparency In Distribution Of Ebola Vaccine
The international humanitarian group says the World Health Organization is restricting access to the vaccine in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where the current outbreak has killed more than 2,100.(Image credit: Jerome Delay/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paolo Zialcita Source Type: news

No Plan B: The Climate-Conscious Voter
As temperatures rise, voters are making the climate a central issue in this presidential campaign. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercising To Ease Pain: Taking Brisk Walks Can Help
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Source: NPR Health and Science - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Patti Neighmond Source Type: news

U.N. Climate Summit Sets Stage For New National Emissions Promises
Humanity is not on track to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate change. Delegations from nearly 200 countries are meeting to discuss promises they made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.(Image credit: Czarek Sokolowski/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

What To Expect From The U.N. Climate Action Summit
World leaders are meeting in New York on Monday amid growing fear that promises countries have made to reduce emissions are insufficient to avoid the most catastrophic effects of climate change. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rebecca Hersher Source Type: news

VIDEO: Tree Scientist Inspires Next Generation ... Through Barbie
Nalini Nadkarni was one of the first people to study the canopy — the part of trees just above the forest floor to the top branches. Her discoveries have helped shape our understanding of forests.(Image credit: NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Madeline K. Sofia Source Type: news

Ahead Of Climate Summit, 2 Views From Cities In Canada And India
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with two U.N. Climate Change Summit attendees: Lisa Helps and Minal Pathak. The summit begins Monday. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

EPA Administrator Weighs In On California Emissions Decision
NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler about the administration's plans to revoke California's authority to set its own vehicle emissions standards. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

A New Way Of Paying For Maternity Care Aims To Reduce C-Sections
Instead of paying doctors piecemeal for prenatal appointments and delivery of the baby, some insurers now offer medical practices one lump sum to cover it all.(Image credit: Adene Sanchez/Getty Images) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Carmen Heredia Rodriguez Source Type: news

A Rising Generation Asserts Itself On Climate Change
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, 16, is calling on young people to skip school Friday and hold rallies to demand more action against climate change.(Image credit: Susan Walsh/AP) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeff Brady Source Type: news

To Better Understand The Arctic, This Ship Will Spend A Year Frozen Into The Ice
A group of scientists is embarking on a bold plan to better understand an extremely understudied part of the rapidly warming Arctic — the central Arctic Ocean.(Image credit: Ravenna Koenig/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 20, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Ravenna Koenig Source Type: news

Youth To Protest In Manhattan To Stop Climate Change
Thousands of students are expected to skip school Friday to march through Manhattan to demand global action to stop climate change. WNYC's Gwynne Hogan reports the protest has been long in the works. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

North America Has Lost 3 Billion Birds, Scientists Say
Researchers estimate that the bird population has fallen by a quarter since 1970. More than 90% of the loss can be attributed to just a dozen bird families, including sparrows, blackbirds and finches.(Image credit: Steven Mlodinow/EOL.org; Greg Lasley/EOL.org; dfwuw/EOL.org) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Nell Greenfieldboyce Source Type: news

The Perks And Perils Of Plant Parenthood
Millennials might be accused of killing a lot of industries. The plant business isn't one of them. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 19, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

It's Not Just Insulin: Diabetes Patients Struggle To Get Crucial Supplies
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Source: NPR Health and Science - September 18, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Bram Sable-Smith Source Type: news

Using AI In Malawi To Save Elephants
Poachers killed almost a third of the African elephant population between 2007 and 2014, a recent census found. Researchers hope artificial intelligence can help stop poachers and other threats, too. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - September 17, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Dina Temple-Raston Source Type: news