Science

New Studies in Palliative Care

New Studies in Palliative Care

August 24, 2010

Palliative care can be a powerful therapy for the pain and stress of serious illness. A new study shows it not only improves the quality of life, it actually extends it.

Childhood Epilepsy

Childhood Epilepsy

August 23, 2010

More than half of the nearly 3 million people who have epilepsy in the U.S. are children. What causes childhood epilepsy, treatments currently available and advice for families coping with this complex disorder.

The Resurgence of Bed Bugs

The Resurgence of Bed Bugs

August 19, 2010

They're back! Bed bugs are infesting retail stores and offices as well as bedrooms. Diane and guests explore what's behind the resurgence and what to do about it.

FDA Drug Approval Process

August 19, 2010

An FDA advisory board recommended withdrawing government approval for the breast cancer drug, Avastin. Pros and cons of the decision and its implications for FDA's accelerated approval process to treat serious and life threatening diseases.

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

Jennifer Arnold: "Through a Dog's Eyes"

August 18, 2010

The healing power of dogs: the founder of a service dog training organization on matching dogs to children and adults with disabilities and why all dog owners can benefit from a better understanding of how their canine companions perceive...

Fertility's Legal Issues

Fertility's Legal Issues

August 16, 2010

Advances in assisted reproductive technology have multiplied options for people wanting to have a baby. But the law has not kept up with the science. The new legal and ethical frontiers of modern parenthood.

Peter Miller: "The Smart Swarm" (Avery)

Peter Miller: "The Smart Swarm" (Avery)

August 11, 2010

Ants do it. So do fish, birds, bees and humans. They think better in groups than as individuals. How understanding flocks, schools and colonies in the animal world can help people become more productive and make better decisions.

World Wheat Supplies

World Wheat Supplies

August 10, 2010

Drought and record high temperatures in Russia and locusts in Australia threaten global wheat production. How planting decisions made by farmers could affect world-wide grain prices and supplies.

Environmental Outlook:  Intelligence Under the Sea

Environmental Outlook: Intelligence Under the Sea

August 3, 2010

Whales and dolphins are the animals closest to humans in their mental, social and behavioral complexity. As part of our ongoing Environmental Outlook Series, we take a look at what recent research tells us about intelligence under the sea.

Raising Awareness About Bladder Cancer

Raising Awareness About Bladder Cancer

August 2, 2010

Bladder cancer is the fifth most commonly diagnosed cancer in the U.S. and one of the most expensive to treat. Each year, more than 60,000 new cases are discovered and 14,000 Americans die from the disease. Guest host Susan Page and guests...

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