By Justin Chen, STAT
Could light one day be used to restore hearing? To try to answer that question, a team of German bioengineers surgically installed coiled strips of optical fibers in the ears of deaf gerbils.
By Lev Facher, STAT
Federal agencies on Thursday announced charges in what Attorney General Jeff Sessions called “the largest health care fraud takedown in American history,” an investigation into over $2 billion in alleged fraud by doctors, pharmacists, and nurses.
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
The U.S. Department of Agriculture finalized a plan under the Obama administration that required chickens laying organic eggs to have access to soil, not just enclosures attached to hen houses. But before the rule could be implemented under the Trump…
By Helen Branswell, STAT
It’s too soon to say the flu season has peaked, but it’s at least possible it may have plateaued.
By PBS NewsHour
This year's brutal flu season is not easing its grip yet: hospitalizations are up, doctors visits have reached 2009 levels and at least 63 children have died. Judy Woodruff asks Dr. Anne Schuchat, acting director of the Centers for Disease…
This year's flu outbreak is the most widespread the Centers for Disease Control has ever seen. Doctor visits are climbing and pediatric deaths from the illness are up as well. What makes it so severe? Dr. Amber Robins of Georgetown…
By Sam Weber, Laura Fong
One of about 85,000 chemicals registered in the United States are not tested for in drinking water. One of them is GenX, a man-made compound that manufacturing facilities have discharged into North Carolina’s Cape Fear River for decades. In the…
While most of the country’s tap water is tested for hundreds of pollutants, including volatile chemicals, pesticides, metals and bacteria, it is not always safe to drink. In the first of a two-part series, NewsHour Weekend’s Hari Sreenivasan reports from…
A Children’s Health Insurance Program, or CHIP, was created in 1997 to give insurance to children whose guardians make too much money for Medicaid, but not enough to afford it on their own. Last year, nearly 9 million were enrolled,…
By Joan A Casey, Peter James, Rachel Morello-Forsch, The Conversation
Nationwide, neighborhoods with higher poverty rates and proportions of black, Hispanic and Asian residents have higher noise levels than other neighborhoods.
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