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Analysis Finds Geographic Overlap In Opioid Use And Trump Support In 2016
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 08:02:49 -0400
Counties with higher rates of opioid use skewed heavily Republican in the 2016 election. What role did the opioid epidemic play in President Trump's victory?
Reporter John Carreyrou On The 'Bad Blood' Of Theranos
Sat, 23 Jun 2018 07:55:45 -0400
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Wall Street Journal investigative reporter John Carreyrou about his new book, Bad Blood, which takes a deep look at the Theranos scandal.
Fearing Deportation, Some Immigrants Opt Out Of Health Benefits For Their Kids
Fri, 22 Jun 2018 16:14:00 -0400
A growing number of American children are losing out on Medicaid — and other programs — because their parents are undocumented immigrants and fear detainment and deportation.
Atul Gawande Named CEO Of Health Venture By Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway And JPMorgan
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 13:02:16 -0400
A surgeon at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Gawande is probably best known for his work writing about how to improve quality and lower costs in health care.
A New Wave Of Meth Overloads Communities Struggling With Opioids
Wed, 20 Jun 2018 05:00:50 -0400
Meth has made a resurgence, and in some communities already stressed by opioid addiction it's doubling the burden on first responders, the criminal justice system and schools.
A Look At Social Media Finds Some Possible Benefits For Kids
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 14:13:00 -0400
Researchers analyzing data from a study looking at adolescent cognition found greater social media use was associated with increased physical activity and less family conflict.
Report For Defense Department Ranks Top Threats From 'Synthetic Biology'
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 11:05:00 -0400
A committee of experts examined about a dozen different synthetic biology technologies that could be potentially misused. For each, they considered how likely it was to be usable as a weapon.
Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 05:09:00 -0400
Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network.
After An Overdose, Patients Aren't Getting Treatments That Could Prevent The Next One
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 19:11:48 -0400
An overdose is a wake-up call for many people with addiction. So why aren't patients being offered medications that could keep them from looking for the next dangerous hit of drugs?
'Cutting Edge' Program For Children With Autism And ADHD Rests On Razor-Thin Evidence
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:11:00 -0400
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there's insufficient proof of its effectiveness.

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