Researchers have had few female brains with which to study a degenerative brain disease that is linked to repeated blows to the head.
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We know eating more produce is good for your heart. Now computer models suggest slashing their price by about a third could result in dramatically lower death rates from heart disease and stroke.
NPR's Nina Totenberg said that the only thing that was clear after oral arguments on Wednesday is that Justice Anthony Kennedy will cast the deciding vote. But how he'll vote is anyone's guess.
Shoppers are flocking to a Copenhagen supermarket hawking perfectly edible but unsalable food items at a steep discount to the general public. It's the country's latest effort to fight food waste.
An NPR poll finds that many people have a low opinion of the health care system, yet they like their doctors. The perception of quality of care varies according to income.
Three of the state's top cancer researchers discuss ongoing efforts to battle cancer -- and what the future may hold.
Health and environmental advocates say Americans need to cut back on meat. But are we listening? A new survey suggests we're shifting our diets ever so slightly.
No matter who's Democratic nominee, Colorado also has to decide on an initiative this year to create the state’s own single-player plan.
HIV rates in the U.S. have been dropping for about a decade. But African-American and Latino men who have sex with men still face a very high risk of becoming infected. Stigma is one big reason.
The brain usually relies on our senses to navigate. But researchers found that when people experienced virtual teleportation, their brains still managed to keep them on course.
Facilities for delivering babies are expensive to run and hard to staff. But when small rural hospitals close their birthing units, pregnant women must travel much farther for care.
U.S. health officials say they have confirmed the two women had Zika. And their only risk factor was having slept with male partners who had recently traveled to places with active virus transmission.
How do these buggers manage to find and feast on even the smallest cracks of exposed skin? Well to start, they're really good at sniffing out our B.O.