Cholesterol Redux: As Eggs Pick Up, New Questions About Health Threats

Cholesterol Redux: As Eggs Pick Up, New Questions About Health Threats

A study finds that consuming two eggs per day was linked to a 27 percent higher risk of developing heart disease. But many experts say this new finding is no justification to drop eggs from your diet. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Westend61/Getty Images A study finds that consuming two eggs per day was…
Why An ER Go to Can Price So A lot — Even For These With Well being Insurance coverage

Why An ER Go to Can Price So A lot —...

TERRY GROSS, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross. You wouldn't believe what some emergency rooms charge, or maybe you would because you've gotten bills. For example, one hospital charged $76 for Bacitracin antibacterial ointment. One woman who fell and cut her ear and was given an ice pack but no other treatment was…
Fresh Difficulties To State Exemptions On Transgender Health Protection

Fresh Difficulties To State Exemptions On Transgender Health Protection

Anna Lange, who works for the sheriff's office in Houston County, Ga., discovered that her health insurance plan excludes transgender services. She is seeking to challenge that policy. Audra Melton for NPR hide caption toggle caption Audra Melton for NPR Anna Lange, who works for the sheriff's office in Houston County, Ga., discovered that her…
Microplastics Hurt Gut Health

Microplastics Hurt Gut Health

Two recent studies, one released last month and another that will be published next month, examine the impact of a common plastic, polystyrene, on the gut microbiome of zebrafish. Zebrafish are a model organism used to understand our own gut conditions, such as inflammatory bowel disease. Polystyrene is used in food packaging, toys, and electronics. It's also known as styrofoam.…
You Need To Take Your Kid to the Eye Physician Sooner Than You Believe

You Need To Take Your Kid to the Eye Physician Sooner...

My husband and I have both been eyeglass/contact-wearers since childhood, so I’ve always assumed it’s only a matter of time before things start to get a little blurry for our son. But he hasn’t started squinting or complaining of headaches, and he gets a yearly vision screening at school, so I figured all is well…
JPMorgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway have a name for their joint health endeavor

JPMorgan, Amazon, and Berkshire Hathaway have a name for their joint...

The joint health venture between Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan officially has a name. The venture will be called Haven, and it'll be in charge of finding ways to lower the cost of healthcare for the three companies' employees, while improving the quality. "We want to change the way people experience health care so that…
What Medicare for All would indicate for health companies

What Medicare for All would indicate for health companies

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence Digital Health Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. A Medicare for All bill submitted to the US House of Representatives on Wednesday proposes a fundamentally transformed US healthcare system that would threaten the financial…
Will An Appeals Court Make The EPA Restriction A Pesticide Linked To Serious Health Threats?

Will An Appeals Court Make The EPA Restriction A Pesticide Linked...

Pesticide warning sign in an orange grove. The sign, in English and Spanish, warns that the pesticide chlorpyrifos, or Lorsban, has been applied to these orange trees. Jim West/Science Source hide caption toggle caption Jim West/Science Source Pesticide warning sign in an orange grove. The sign, in English and Spanish, warns that the pesticide chlorpyrifos,…
How Pinterest Delved Into The Battle Versus Health False Information

How Pinterest Delved Into The Battle Versus Health False Information

Since 2017, the social media website Pinterest has limited search results for false cures and anti-vaccine advice. NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Pinterest's Ifeoma Ozoma about the policy.
CVS Appeals To Make Its Drugstores A Location For Healthcare

CVS Appeals To Make Its Drugstores A Location For Healthcare

CVS plans to transform some of its stores into "health hubs," retail locations revamped to include more health care services and products. One of the first is in Spring, Texas, a suburb of Houston. Alison Kodjak/NPR hide caption toggle caption Alison Kodjak/NPR CVS plans to transform some of its stores into "health hubs," retail locations…
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