A new study finds that too little sleep boosts a signal in the body that may drive a stronger desire to eat. It's the latest evidence linking sleep deprivation to overeating and increased body weight.
The 33-year-old health commissioner in Baltimore says that heading the city's health department is the fastest paced job she's had. Dr. Wen is an emergency physician by training.
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., talks with David Greene about Hillary Clinton's Super Tuesday results and what they mean for the country moving forward.
Rep. Tom Marino, who endorsed Donald Trump, and GOP strategist Mark McKinnon talk to NPR's Morning Edition about Trump's appeal. Marino calls Trump a maverick; McKinnon says the race isn't over.
Even low levels of lead in children can cause learning or behavioral problems, the CDC says. But foods packed with calcium, iron and vitamin C can help reduce the absorption of lead in kids.
At issue is whether a Texas law requiring clinics to meet surgical-center standards is aimed at safeguarding women's health, or unconstitutionally limiting a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy.
Utica City School District is facing two federal lawsuits that say it is illegally diverting refugees away from its high school, instead funneling them to other programs to mainly learn English.
NPR's Skunk Bear blog received 300 nominations for our Golden Mole Award for Accidental Brilliance. We have a winner: Elizabeth Tibbetts found her luck, and scientific insight, in tiny insect faces.
The Free Syrian Army was a key player in the early days of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad. But many members are now feeling lost in a war that's become a morass of factions.
China's Internet authorities have shut down all social media accounts of Ren Zhiqiang, a sharp-tongued real estate mogul compared by some in China to Donald Trump.