September 20, 2012 Health Making bad choices harder is actually the best way to help people get healthier, say public health experts. Katherine Harmon reports January 31, 2012 The Sciences Male orb web spiders will detach their sex organs and leave them in the female to become a father without becoming dinner. Katherine Harmon reports July 24, 2013 Health The lone star tick has been fingered as the carrier of a recently characterized infectious disease called Heartland virus. Katherine Harmon reports November 9, 2013 The Sciences Mice that were implanted with the gut bacteria of obese humans gained more weight than mice that got microbes from thin people. Katherine Harmon reports. November 25, 2013 The Sciences Mushrooms can make a slight spore-dispersing breeze to spread their genetic material even if the air is calm. Katherine Harmon reports October 11, 2011 Health People with genetic variant 9p21, which predisposes them to heart disease, lowered their risk with a healthful diet. Katherine Harmon reports March 13, 2012 Health Yoga may increase parasympathetic nervous system activity and neurotransmitter levels, helping to decrease symptoms of some stress-related illnesses. Katherine Harmon reports March 20, 2012 Health People take smaller bites of food that has a strong smell. Could more aroma help people lose weight? Katherine Harmon reports April 11, 2012 Biology Women who wish to conceive later in life have benefited from improvements in reproductive technology. But even those have expiration dates. Katherine Harmon reports July 10, 2012 Health Normal mice fed protein stopped eating much sooner than mice that lacked the receptor to sense they were eating protein. Katherine Harmon reports August 15, 2012 Health A Mayo Clinic doc says physicians may miss the signs of extreme deconditioning and prescribe medication instead of long-term exercise programs. Katherine Harmon reports August 21, 2012 Health Better sidewalks and other changes to the physical environment could encourage more activity and improve the overall health of the public. Katherine Harmon reports September 5, 2012 Health Produce grown organically cuts pesticide use and the promotion of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. But nutrient levels appear similar to conventionally grown fruits and vegetables. Katherine Harmon reports... May 31, 2011 Health A study in a hospital in Turkey found that three quarters of cell phones belonging to patients and visitors carried staph bacteria. Katherine Harmon reports September 13, 2011 Health Dealing with any one of five key lifestyle risk factors can lower the risk of developing diabetes by about a third. Katherine Harmon reports October 19, 2011 Health Hair care pros often spot possible skin cancers on the scalp. Dermatologists recommend they be trained to do it more and better. Katherine Harmon reports February 9, 2012 Health A smart-phone app in development for depression patients tracks contacts and movement, and prompts activities when patterns show withdrawal. Katherine Harmon reports May 22, 2012 Health A large survey finds evidence that millions of Americans had at least one episode of sleepwalking in the last year. Katherine Harmon reports May 30, 2012 Health A small study shows that a little blood loss might improve cardiovascular health for obese people with metabolic syndrome. Katherine Harmon reports June 26, 2012 Health Sixteen ounces of coffee a day cut the risk of heart failure, but 40 daily ounces of coffee upped the odds of ticker trouble. Katherine Harmon reports Support Science Journalism
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