NPR | June 24, 2017
Donkey milk is as rare as hen's teeth. And at $10 a cup, it's expensive, too. But a Serbian farmer has found a market for this elixir for use in cheese, infant formula, skin cream and even chocolate.
NPR | June 24, 2017
Many people with Alzheimer's suffer medical and mental health issues that have nothing to do with memory loss, including slow healing, incontinence, paranoia and depression.
In their Affordable Care Act repeal bill, Senate Republicans dropped the requirement that all Americans get health insurance. But they also kept the mandate that insurance companies cover everyone.
Andy Slavitt was acting administrator of the the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services until January. He calls the new Senate health care bill "the ugly step-sibling" of the House bill.
The vast majority of the estimated 54 million to 68 million contingent or independent workers in the U.S. don't receive employee benefits, though some firms and lawmakers are trying to change that.
Sens. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz, Ron Johnson and Mike Lee all say they oppose the bill in its current form, though they're open to negotiating. Republicans can only afford to lose two votes.
Science | Entertainment | Nation | HealthNPR | June 23, 2017 12:56 p.m.
Forget thinking about forgetting as failure. Researchers now say that ridding our brains of irrelevant details and outdated information helps us better navigate our ever-changing world.
Updated guidelines on mammograms from the nation's gynecologists are intended to incorporate recommendations from three other medical societies, and consider women's preferences, too.
Science | Entertainment | Nation | HealthNPR | June 23, 2017 12:55 p.m.
Sigmund Freud thought dreams were all about wish fulfillment and repressed desire. But scientists now think they're linked to memory processing and consciousness. And they're often quite mundane.
A tough new law means parents who don't vaccinate their children against a dozen diseases will face steep fines — and even risk losing custody. Italy has recorded 2,500-plus measles cases this year.
The four U.S. senators from Oregon and Washington, all Democrats, united against the Republican health care bill.