News: Health

Mosquitoes surprise researcher with their ‘weird’ sense of smell
HEALTH
Ari Daniel | August 18, 2022
How do mosquitoes smell us out? And how can we stop them? A new study offers a surprising answer to the first question — and hope for better preventive strategies as a result. LWA | Getty Images A new study published in Thursday's edition of Cell reports that a mosquito's ...
What’s behind the FDA’s controversial strategy for evaluating new COVID boosters
HEALTH
Rob Stein | August 18, 2022
The federal government wants to roll out another round of COVID-19 boosters this fall but drugmakers are still testing the new boosters. The Food and Drug Administration has said it will base its evaluation of the boosters on data from mouse studies, in a controversial move. Justin Sullivan | Getty ...
Buy a rural hospital for $100? Investors pick up struggling institutions for pennies
HEALTH
Blake Farmer | August 16, 2022
Rural communities with struggling hospitals often turn to outside investors willing to take over their health care centers. Some are willing to sell the hospitals for next to nothing to companies that promise to keep them running. MEGAN JELINGER | AFP via Getty Images ERIN, Tenn. — Kyle Kopec gets ...
How to keep your pets safe from monkeypox — and what to do if they get it
HEALTH
Ayana Archie | August 16, 2022
Registered pharmacist Sapana Patel, loads a syringe with monkeypox vaccine at a pop-up vaccination site on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in West Hollywood, Calif. Richard Vogel | AP Monkeypox, which has more than 11,800 cases in the current U.S. outbreak, affects humans with symptoms such as fever and rash. But ...
Nafis Sadik, a champion of women’s health and rights around the world, dies at 92
HEALTH
The Associated Press | August 16, 2022
Nafis Sadik is shown May 5, 1997, in Geneva, Switzerland. Beatrix Stampfli | AP UNITED NATIONS — Nafis Sadik, a Pakistani doctor who championed women's health and rights and spearheaded the breakthrough action plan adopted by 179 countries at the 1994 U.N. population conference, died five days before her 93rd ...
This group’s wiped out $6.7 billion in medical debt, and it’s just getting started
HEALTH
Yuki Noguchi | August 15, 2022
Terri Logan (right) practices music with her daughter, Amari Johnson (left), at their home in Spartanburg, S.C. When Logan's daughter was born premature, the medical bills started pouring in and stayed with her for years. Then, a few months ago, she discovered a nonprofit had paid off her debt. Juan ...
Jeffrey Whitaker, 67: Adele’s ‘Hello’
HEALTH
August 14, 2022
Jeffrey Whitaker Courtesy of Tina Neyer In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two years later, more than a million people have died in the United States from the disease. To put a face on this number and pay respect to the departed, NPR asked our ...
The Rev. Vickey Gibbs, 57: ‘For Good’ from ‘Wicked’
HEALTH
August 14, 2022
Rev. Vickey Gibbs Courtesy of Shannon Young In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two years later, more than a million people have died in the United States from the disease. To put a face on this number and pay respect to the departed, NPR asked ...
Albert Daniel Sanchez, 82: Eric Clapton’s ‘Tears in Heaven’
HEALTH
August 14, 2022
Albert Daniel Sanchez and family Courtesy of Lori Sanchez In March 2020, the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. Two years later, more than a million people have died in the United States from the disease. To put a face on this number and pay respect to the departed, ...