Olympic athletes can burn thousands of calories as they strive for gold medals, making food essential for their training. We were fascinated by how professional athletes fuel themselves for Olympic events, so we reached out to the Olympians themselves. Here’s…
Nearly one in five people infected with HIV globally lives in South Africa, and only half of those individuals are on treatment. But the nation has made major strides against the virus in recent years and now is aggressively moving…
Rwanda emerged from its genocide in 1994 to build one of the most successful AIDS responses in Africa and is now working mightily to halt mother-to-child HIV transmissions. They’re doing it with a creative mix of science, technology and “aggressive…
By PBS NewsHour
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis. Researchers suspect cannabis can do so many things, from fighting cancer to easing concussions and Crohn’s disease. There…
By PBS NewsHour
The epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in America is Atlanta and the southeast, and among the hardest hit populations are gay and bisexual black men. According to the CDC, half of them will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes…
By Elisabeth Ponsot, Daniel Moritz-Rabson
Last year, Consumer Reports found 30 percent of Americans with private health insurance have received a surprise bill, where their insurance plan paid less than they expected.
By News Desk
Patients all over the country face "surprise medical bills," which come when their health plans pay less than they expect or when costs unexpectedly occur out-of-network.
By Phil Galewitz, Kaiser Health News
Local mosquito control authorities are preparing a spray-and-trap offensive to halt Zika-carrying mosquitos in damp breeding grounds.
By Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
Although they account for half of all new sexually transmitted infections, most young people between the ages of 15 and 25 have never been tested for those infections.
By Megan Thielking, Dylan Scott, STAT
A major new study provides evidence of a possible link between cellphone exposure and cancer, at least in rats — findings that are likely to spark a fierce new debate about the 21st century’s most ubiquitous tech gadget.
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