On this edition for Sunday, May 6, the issue of President Trump’s payment to adult film actress Stephanie Clifford continues to roil Washington, and lawmakers in Maine debate the impact of mandatory work requirements in exchange for aid. Also, a…
By PBS NewsHour
The placebo effect influences all types of healing, from yoga to laying of hands to your doctor's office. We journeyed from Mexico to Maryland to learn how it works.
By Erik Vance
A government shutdown of the FDA, CDC and NIH will likely have widespread and long-lasting consequences for public health.
By Erin Mershon, Ike Swetlitz, STAT
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is scheduled to convene at 10 a.m. ET to discuss how well the federal government has responded to a mounting public health crisis over opioids.
By Laura Santhanam
Easy access to prescriptions through friends and family facilitates more than half of the opioid misuse in the U.S., according to a survey of more than 50,000 adults.
By Liz Szabo, Kaiser Health News
Less and less of the research presented at a prominent cancer conference is supported by the National Institutes of Health, a development that some of the country’s top scientists see as a worrisome trend.
By Nsikan Akpan, Laura Santhanam
The White House’s full budget request for 2018 seeks sharp cuts to cancer research, climate science and children’s health insurance.
By Nsikan Akpan
Biomedical scientists are struggling to reproduce the work of others. A new book from NPR's Richard Harris explores what to do about it.
As proposed cuts loom, new research digs into the return on investment for public funding of the National Institutes of Health.
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