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Monday, April 6, 2020
How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?

How Much Should The Public Be Told About Risky Virus Research?

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H5N1 bird flu virus is the sort of virus under discussion this week in Bethesda, Md. How animal viruses can acquire the ability to jump into humans and quickly move from person to person is exactly the question that some researchers are trying to answer by manipulating pathogens in the lab. SPL/Dr. Klaus Boller/Science Source…
What You Should Know About The New Strain Of Coronavirus In China

What You Should Know About The New Strain Of Coronavirus In...

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Public health officials hand out disease-monitoring information after performing thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, at the international airport in Bangkok, Thailand. Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images Public health officials hand out disease-monitoring information after performing thermal scans on passengers arriving from Wuhan, China, at the international airport…
How Much Should Big Tech Know About Our Personal Health Data And History?

How Much Should Big Tech Know About Our Personal Health Data...

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NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with Ben Moskowitz, director of Consumer Reports Digital Lab, about big tech's move into the health care industry and whether we can preserve our digital privacy.
How Should Researchers’ Gain Access To To Health Databanks Be Handled?

How Should Researchers’ Gain Access To To Health Databanks Be Handled?

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UK Biobank has granted 10,000 qualified scientists access to its large database of genetic sequences and other medical data, but other organizations with databases have been far more restrictive in giving access. KTSDESIGN/Getty Images/Science Photo Library hide caption toggle caption KTSDESIGN/Getty Images/Science Photo Library UK Biobank has granted 10,000 qualified scientists access to its large…
CDC States Individuals Need To Think About Not Utilizing E-Cigarettes As Examination Continues

CDC States Individuals Need To Think About Not Utilizing E-Cigarettes As...

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The CDC says people should consider whether to stop using e-cigarettes in the wake of hundreds of cases of severe respiratory illnesses, possibly linked to nicotine or cannabis. Most are young men. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Investigators are learning more about the cluster of severe lung illnesses among people who vape. The Centers for Disease…
How Safe Is Sun Block And Just How Much Should We Use?

How Safe Is Sun Block And Just How Much Should We...

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NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Trisha Calvo of Consumer Reports about a study that finds the active ingredients in sunscreen may be absorbed into the bloodstream. AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: We're well into June, and summer is just around the corner. For some, that means lawn mowing, beaches, pools and sunscreen. A study published recently in…
What Should You Do If You’re Bitten by a Poisonous Snake?

What Should You Do If You’re Bitten by a Poisonous Snake?

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Getting bitten by a venomous snake can be very scary, and can lead people to react in exactly the wrong way: Maybe they panic, try to catch or kill the snake, or apply ice or a tourniquet to the wound, which can be disastrous in certain situations. So, how should a person respond to a…
Viewpoint: Why The Swimming Pool Survey Need To Provide United States Time Out

Viewpoint: Why The Swimming Pool Survey Need To Provide United States...

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picture alliance/picture alliance via Getty Image picture alliance/picture alliance via Getty Image The next time anyone reports the results of a poll or survey, even NPR, remember: A new survey says 51% of the adults in America splash around in swimming pools instead of showering or bathing. Further results get even yuckier. Forty percent of…
It’s Not Simply Measles. What You Must Understand about Vaccines For Grownups

It’s Not Simply Measles. What You Must Understand about Vaccines For...

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Many people might not be aware of what types of vaccines they need as they get older. Here, an adult gets a flu shot in Jacksonville, Fla. Rick Wilson/AP images for Flu + You hide caption toggle caption Rick Wilson/AP images for Flu + You Many people might not be aware of what types of…
China Must Eliminate “9-9-6”

China Must Eliminate “9-9-6”

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<div _ngcontent-c14="" innerhtml=' . . Getty. . China should get rid of the 996--a work schedule of 12 hours a day from 9 am to 9 pm, six...

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