Amazon Warehouse Employees Face Serious Injuries, Report Says

A report from the Center for Investigative Reporting and The Atlantic reveals how Amazon warehouse employees are dealing with crippling injuries. NPR's Steve Inskeep talks to reporter Will Evans. STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: What is the human cost of Amazon's convenience? The company delivers products from its warehouses to your door in days or even hours. Investigative...

Weekly Health Quiz: Exercise, Fat and Food

1 of 7Men who cycled moderately burned more fat when they: Ate before they exercised Exercised on an empty stomach When the men ate had little impact on metabolism 2 of 7An outbreak of dangerous E. coli has spread to 19 states, linked to consumption of this food: Apples Romaine lettuce Ground beef Undercooked chicken 3...

Study: For HIV-Infected Babies, Treatment Should Start At Birth

Every day, as many as 500 babies in sub-Saharan Africa are born with HIV. A study out of Botswana finds that if newborns are given treatment right away, the virus becomes almost undetectable.

Living with Essential Tremor: How to Minimise Symptoms

Living with essential tremor is never easy. If you are looking for a way to minimise your symptoms, read this quick guide. A diagnosis of essential tremor can be life-changing. This neurological condition causes shaking in the hands, head, voice, and potentially legs. It is clear to see that this will have a major impact...

Don’t Get Mad, but ‘Hangry’ Isn’t Really Angry

The morning walk before a holiday meal can feel like an act of advance penance: a show of restraint before the feast, best performed under a pale sun, amid a lonely scatter of leaves and with a determination to keep the campfire in sight. March off too slowly — or too...

Future Of Surprise Medical Billing Legislation Remains Uncertain

The summer kicked off with a blitz of government activity to end surprise medical billing, but lobbying, impeachment, and policy arguments have left the future of the legislation up in the air.

'Food Pharmacies' In Clinics: When The Diagnosis Is Chronic Hunger

Enlarge this image If you don't have a steady source of healthy food, it's hard to manage chronic conditions. That's why health care providers are setting up food pantries — right in hospitals and clinics. mixetto/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption mixetto/Getty Images There's a new question that anti-hunger advocates want doctors and nurses to ask patients: Do...

For Millennials Making Their Way, a Detour: To Caregiving

In the summer of 2017, soon after starting a new job, Ariel Brandt Lautman took her two young children to Denver to visit her mother. This wasn’t purely a social call. Her mother’s memory had been deteriorating for several years, and Ms. Brandt Lautman, who lives in Silver Spring, Md., needed to plan...

'It Was Unmistakably A Directed Attack': 4 Ebola Workers Killed In Congo

Enlarge this image A World Health Organization medic prepares a vaccination dose for a front-line aid worker earlier this year in the small town of Mangina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Four Ebola response workers were killed and six others injured in two attacks overnight — one in Mangina and the other in Biakato Mines. Al-hadji...

Here's To Grown-Up Siblings And The Ties That Bind

Enlarge this image We're tethered to our brothers and sisters as adults far longer than we are as children; our sibling relationships, in fact, are the longest-lasting family ties we have. Katherine Streeter for NPR hide caption toggle caption Katherine Streeter for NPR We didn't expect to need the card table for spillover seating at this year's Thanksgiving...