Science

Concussions: An Overlooked Epidemic

September 12, 2011

Concussions are on the rise in the U.S. and not just among athletes. Diane and her guests discuss the science and symptoms of brain injuries and why they’re often undetected.

Growing Concerns Over Fracking

August 29, 2011

Widening concerns over natural gas fracking.

Friday News Roundup - Hour 1

August 26, 2011

A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top national news stories: A CBO report predicts U.S. unemployment will stay above 8 percent until 2014; Rick Perry becomes the Republican frontrunner; and a rare earthquake in Virginia rocks the entire East Coast.

East Coast Earthquake Update; Then, Concerns Over Hip Replacements

August 24, 2011

The FDA has received more than 5000 complaints about metal-on-metal hip replacements. How the devices could become one of the nation’s biggest medical implant problems, and what patients need to know.

Shyness and Social Anxiety

Shyness and Social Anxiety

August 9, 2011

A look at the evolutionary basis of shyness and social anxiety. Possible advantages to being shy, and why treatment sometimes becomes necessary.

Ina May Gaskin: "Birth Matters: A Midwife's Manifesta"

July 25, 2011

Midwife activist Ina May Gaskin argues that the key to safe childbirth is respect for the natural process. Reconciling modern life with a practice as old as humankind.

New Findings on Food and Weight Gain

July 11, 2011

New findings by Harvard University suggest potatoes contribute to weight gain. But yogurt and nuts can keep you lean. Why controlling weight might not be as simple as counting calories.

Mental Health and Aging

July 7, 2011

Diane and her guests discuss mental health challenges facing seniors. How to know what's a normal part of aging and what may require more serious treatment.

Genetics and Criminal Behavior

June 23, 2011

Forensic researchers are taking another look at controversial claims about the role of genetics in criminal behavior. We discuss the ethical and policy implications.

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

Juliet Eilperin: "Demon Fish"

June 15, 2011

After 400 million years, one of the ocean's top predators is in trouble. A journalist explores man's fascination with sharks and why some species are facing extinction.

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