Radio Health Journal
Everyone deals with grief at one time or another. An expert discusses how it's experienced by most people, and a writer/illustrator discusses his experience dealing with his spouse's sudden death.
A surprisingly large number of people become agitated when they hear sounds such as chewing, slurping or sniffling. This disorder, misophonia, is largely unknown, but researchers believe audio processing is mis-routed to rage centers in the brain.
Odd Medical Treatments of the Past
An expert examines how far we've come in medicine by focusing on past practices, which lead him to conclude doctors in ancient Greece provided better care than those in the US 150 years ago.
Heart Attacks in Young Women
Surveys show young women are often unaware of their risk of a heart attack and are much less likely to go to the ER when a heart attack occurs. Experts discuss reasons and possible remedies.
The Power of Tears
Researchers are learning that tears shed for different reasons are chemically different. Experts discuss why it's good for people to cry.
Enlisting Men Against Sexual Assault
Colleges are now required by Federal law to present anti-sexual assault training to new students, but rather than instilling "no means no," some experts think we need to do much more to enlist men to help prevent sexual assault.
Multitasking seems like a necessity for most people, and most of us think it inproves our efficiency. Researchers discuss why our brains can't do two things at once, and why "supertaskers" may be different.
Online Pharmacies, Fake Drugs
Consumers who purchase medicines online are taking a big risk-experts say 97% of online "pharmacies" are rogue sites operating illegally. Experts discuss how consumers can buy safely.
Preserving Life Versus Prolonging Death
An award winning science writer discusses her experience observing how medical professionals and patients differ in their acceptance of impending death, and what families need to know to navigate the end of life toward a "good death."
The Risk of the Front Passenger Seat
Few people are aware that the vehicle occupant most likely to be hurt in a crash is the one in the front passenger seat. Experts discuss how car occupants can protect themselves from injury.
Child Suicide Survivors
Experts discuss the right and wrong ways to help children cope with parental suicide.
Your Brain With Tinnitus
Scientists have discovered that tinnitus involves many more areas of the brain than just those involved with hearing. Experts explain what sufferers can do now.
The Joy of Singing
Research shows that singing in a group has health benefits. Experts discuss how singing is being used to treat one serious disease.
Experts discuss possible reasons for the increase in the death rate surrounding pregnancy in the US and one possible ways to reverse it.
Air Pollution and Lung Health
Air pollution is blamed for one of every eight deaths worldwide, including 200,000 in the US each year. A noted lung physician discusses some of the diseases smog can cause and ways to keep your lungs safe.
The ability to "know" the musical pitch of any sound has traditionally been thought to be learnable only at a very early age through musical training. But new research shows perfect pitch is teachable to adults as well.
TV Doctors: Truth or Fiction
TV doctors wield tremendous influence with patients, sometimes even more than a person's own doctor. Experts discuss how celebrity doctors miss the mark and why they're so popular.
The Dangers of Trash
Most people don't think much about what happens to their trash after they set it at the curb. But day in and day out, refuse workers have the most dangerous municipal job, with more injuries than police or firefighters.
Many doctors believe emotion is detrimental to medical practice, and many patients think doctors are cold and emotionless. But one influential physician explains why emotion is important to doctors.
Bell's palsy is a frightening malfunction in the nerve controlling half of the face that occurs for unknown reasons. Sufferers often think they're having a stroke. Experts and two people who've had the disorder discuss.
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