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Possible Heart Benefits Of Taking Estrogen Get Another Look

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:01pm

Evidence has ping-ponged over the decades on the effects of hormone therapy on a woman's arteries. The latest study suggests a brief stint of hormones might be helpful — if given at the right time.

California Officials Release New Rainfall Figures After El Nino

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:22pm

Officials in California offer new figures on rain and snowfall in the state. El Nino has filled reservoirs, but the drought is still ongoing.

Ready, Set, Freeze: Japan Prepares To Switch On Fukushima 'Ice Wall'

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 11:57am

Japanese regulators say an underground refrigeration system at the nuclear power plant can be activated. The facility was damaged five years ago, and the ice wall is a year behind schedule.

Mysterious Death Uncovers Risk In Federal Oil Field Rules

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 4:28am

Oil worker Dustin Bergsing, 21, was found dead on top of a North Dakota oil tank in 2012. A journalist and a doctor looking into the death found a pattern of similar fatal accidents.

Why Whole Foods Wants A Slower-Growing Chicken

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 3:57am

A modern broiler, or meat chicken, grows incredibly fast. The bird suffers as a result, and some critics say its flavor does too. Now Whole Foods wants its suppliers to shift to slower-growing breeds.

Big Financial Costs Are Part Of Alzheimer's Toll On Families

Wed, 03/30/2016 - 2:33am

A survey of more than 3,500 people caring for family members with dementia finds that many are spending down personal savings and cutting into their own basic needs to meet their loved one's expenses.

U.S. Geology Maps Reveal Areas Vulnerable To Man-Made Quakes

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:03am

Parts of Oklahoma and Texas have about the same risk of an earthquake as parts of California, the maps show. Why? Wastewater that oil and gas operations are pumping into wells adds pressure on faults.

U.S. Geological Maps Show Areas Threatened By Man-Made Quakes

Tue, 03/29/2016 - 4:03am

Scientists offer new maps that add man-made quakes to their list of U.S. hazardous places. These induced quakes are associated with waste wells used to dispose of water from oil and gas operations.

A Crisis With Scant Data: States Move To Count Drug-Dependent Babies

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 1:57pm

Getting good information is critical to figuring out where resources need to go to treat newborns dependent on opioids. Pennsylvania relies on old and incomplete statistics, but that may be changing.

Pregnant And Addicted: The Tough Road To Family Health

Mon, 03/28/2016 - 3:57am

Guilt still haunts a new mother who was addicted to opioids when she got pregnant. Once she was ready to ask for help, treatment programs that could handle her complicated pregnancy were hard to find.

To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom's Role

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 1:00pm

When a woman addicted to opioids gives birth, she is too often dismissed as an obstacle to her infant's health. A Connecticut hospital is challenging that attitude — and the culture of care.

To Help Newborns Dependent On Opioids, Hospitals Rethink Mom's Role

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 1:00pm

When a woman addicted to opioids gives birth, she is too often dismissed as an obstacle to her infant's health. A Connecticut hospital is challenging that attitude — and the culture of care.

Scientists Build A Live, No-Frills Cell That Could Have A Big Future

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:54am

A group of synthetic biologists report they've created an organism with a minimum number of genes required to survive and reproduce.

Glitch In Your Golf Swing? Listen To It Sing

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:54am

Stanford professor Jonathan Berger turns golf stroke data into sound. A nice sound means it's a good swing, a sour sound means something's not right. He tells Scott Simon how that helps people learn.

Using DNA Matching To Crack Down On Dog Droppings

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:54am

An apartment building in Chicago wants to fine dog poop pickup scofflaws by using DNA to track down the offending canines and their masters.

Gov. Snyder's Sweeping Plan For Flint Water Crisis Gets A Reality Check

Sat, 03/26/2016 - 6:24am

Just days after Gov. Rick Snyder outlined a plan to target Flint's short-term, intermediate- and long-term needs, a task force that he appointed blamed his administration for much of the problem.

Peer Pressure May Not Work The Way We Think It Does

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 4:04am

A new research study finds that students exposed to their very best peers became discouraged about their own abilities and performance — and were more likely to drop out.

Tiny Opioid Patients Need Help Easing Into Life

Fri, 03/25/2016 - 4:00am

More babies are being born dependent on opioids. The good news is they can safely be weaned from the drug. But there is little research on which medical treatment is best, or on the long-term effects.

Scientists Reveal New Evidence Of Possible Zika Spread Beyond South America

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 3:30pm

Scientists now have evidence the Zika virus was spreading in South America long before health officials detected it. The findings suggest Zika could be hiding out in other corners of the world, and Southeast Asia may be the next region to see a big outbreak.

Scientists Build Live, No-Frills Cell That Could Have A Big Future

Thu, 03/24/2016 - 3:21pm

In engineering the cell, researchers paired away nearly all genes that weren't essential to life. It might eventually serve as a basic framework for different sorts of cellular factories, they say.

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