June 13, 2012 Health Hospital sounds raised volunteer sleepers' heart rates, and the effects on sick patients may be impeding recovery. Katherine Harmon reports January 29, 2013 Health Two or more drinks cut REM sleep, which is important for memory and health. Katherine Harmon reports December 21, 2011 Health Norovirus, famous for ruining cruises, sickened successive crews and passengers on an Air New Zealand plane. Katherine Harmon reports January 19, 2012 Health When dishes were the same color as the food served, people took bigger portions. Katherine Harmon reports May 1, 2012 Health The conventional wisdom that pacifiers can interfere with early breast-feeding efforts might not hold milk. Katherine Harmon reports July 19, 2011 Health People who have trouble understanding health and medical information are more likely to get hospitalized. Katherine Harmon reports December 27, 2011 Biology Obesity and high-fat diets might alter brain function, changing, in particular, the hypothalamus and hunger. Katherine Harmon reports January 10, 2012 Health A penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened drinks would cut consumption, obesity and health care costs. Katherine Harmon reports February 14, 2012 Health After a heart attack, cells from the patient's bone marrow can help improve heart function. Katherine Harmon reports June 7, 2012 Health Daily aspirin could lower the risk of dying from some nonvascular-related diseases, including specific cancers. Katherine Harmon reports September 27, 2012 Health Obese kids have higher cardiovascular risks as adults, and sugary beverages are stoking that obesity epidemic. Katherine Harmon reports October 3, 2012 Health Patients are more likely to follow doctors' orders if they have access to their notes. Katherine Harmon reports October 16, 2012 Health A small study finds that sleep-deprived fat cells are less sensitive to insulin, a condition that often precedes diabetes. Katherine Harmon reports November 28, 2012 Health A study finds that patients who enter information online about common infections get decent diagnoses from docs, although antibiotics may be overprescribed. Katherine Harmon reports. January 8, 2013 Health The errors known as surgical "never events," which are never supposed to happen, still occur some 4,000 times annually in the U.S. Katherine Harmon reports October 16, 2012 The Sciences Kidneys are only part of the equation for a turtle that dumps most of its urea out through its kisser. Katherine Harmon reports June 20, 2013 Health Run-of-the-mill neutral running shoes do not lead to more injuries for beginning joggers whose feet pronate or supinate. Katherine Harmon reports October 22, 2013 Health An analysis of TV drug ads finds that six of 10 for prescription drugs and eight of 10 for OTC drug ads are misleading. Katherine Harmon reports. June 14, 2011 Health Having pets in the house during a baby's first year was associated with a lower risk for allergies through the child's teens. Katherine Harmon reports May 7, 2012 Fitness Professional "free divers" have no trouble holding their breath for minutes at a time. What stops us from doing the same? In this episode, Scientific American 's Katherine Harmon--and Katherine Harmon--explore the limits of human physiology... Support Science Journalism
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