disease http://nhpr.org en 7.16.14: Kinder Surgeons, Infection Detecting Dogs, And The Coming Out Simulation http://nhpr.org/post/71614-kinder-surgeons-infection-detecting-dogs-and-coming-out-simulation <p>Surgery requires <em>years</em> of education, steady hands, extreme confidence, and…kindness? Today we ask: when it comes to being a good surgeon, does bedside manner matter? Then, we head into the OR to find out what some surgeons listen to while their patients are under the knife. Plus, how some European hospitals are harnessing beagles’ sense of smell to detect superbugs. And, one game designer has come up with a simulator which allows players to experience what it’s like coming out to your parents.</p><p>Listen to the full show and&nbsp;<strong>Read more</strong>&nbsp;for individual segments.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:33:22 +0000 Word of Mouth 52041 at http://nhpr.org 7.16.14: Kinder Surgeons, Infection Detecting Dogs, And The Coming Out Simulation 6.21.14: The Germ Show http://nhpr.org/post/62114-germ-show <p>Today on <em>Word of Mouth </em>we're exploring the macro influences of the micro world. First, a conversation with John Timmer about the recently discovered <em>pithovirus </em><em>which</em> has been sealed in the Siberian permafrost for more than 30 thousand years. Then, a look at a new approach to cleanliness: bacteria-rich body sprays. Plus, Jason DaSilva talks to us about his most recent film about his journey with multiple sclerosis.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:07:53 +0000 Word of Mouth 50576 at http://nhpr.org 6.21.14: The Germ Show Things You Should Know About Ticks [Infographic] http://nhpr.org/post/things-you-should-know-about-ticks-infographic <p>With tick season in <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/high-season-lyme-disease-begins-ticks-out-force">full swing</a> - and this year being described as the worst in recent history - the risk of tick bites and tick-borne infection is high. Read through the graphic below to learn more about ticks, the infections they can carry, and how to prevent being infected yourself.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 14:09:37 +0000 Sara Plourde 48956 at http://nhpr.org Things You Should Know About Ticks [Infographic] INFOGRAPHIC: White Nose Syndrome - The Peculiar Plight Of Eastern Bat Species http://nhpr.org/post/infographic-white-nose-syndrome-peculiar-plight-eastern-bat-species <p>Check out the graphic below to find out what white-nose syndrome is, how far it is spreading, and why it is such a concern for animal conservationists.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 18:35:07 +0000 Sara Plourde 45918 at http://nhpr.org INFOGRAPHIC: White Nose Syndrome - The Peculiar Plight Of Eastern Bat Species New Treatment May Wipe Out Hepatitis-C http://nhpr.org/post/new-treatment-may-wipe-out-hepatitis-c <p></p><p>Although new cases of Hepatitis-C have drastically decreased in the United States since peaking in the 1980’s, the blood-borne disease which primarily attacks and destroys the liver, kills more Americans annually than AIDS.</p><p><strong>Andrew Pollack </strong>covers business and biotechnology for the <em>New York Times</em>. We read his article “<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/health/hepatitis-c-a-silent-killer-meets-its-match.html?_r=0" target="_blank">Hepatitis-C, a Silent Killer, Meets Its Match</a>,” in which Pollack describes a new series of treatments about to enter the market that could effectively do the impossible: wipe out Hep C.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 15:18:08 +0000 Virginia Prescott 39126 at http://nhpr.org New Treatment May Wipe Out Hepatitis-C Cue The Controversy: Is A Gluten-Free Diet Good For Everyone? http://nhpr.org/post/cue-controversy-gluten-free-diet-good-everyone <p>Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disorder caused by a reaction to a gluten protein affecting one in one-hundred Americans. Despite the low percentage of those intolerant to wheat products, more people are <a href="http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/gluten-free-whether-you-need-it-or-not/">experimenting with the anti-gluten diet </a>and claim to enjoy health benefits like better skin and fewer allergies.&nbsp; But is this fad just that...or is there some medical substance behind these claims?</p><p></p><p> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:25:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott & Taylor Quimby 21882 at http://nhpr.org Cue The Controversy: Is A Gluten-Free Diet Good For Everyone? Mosquito-Borne Diseases On The Uptick--Thanks To Global Warming http://nhpr.org/post/mosquito-borne-diseases-uptick-thanks-global-warming <p><strong>EarthTalk®<br>E - The Environmental Magazine</strong></p><p></p><p><strong><u>Dear EarthTalk</u></strong><strong>: Is there a link between the recent spread of mosquito-borne diseases around the world and environmental pollution?&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><em>-- Meg Ross, Lantana, FL</em></p><p> Tue, 09 Jul 2013 17:46:15 +0000 30959 at http://nhpr.org Mosquito-Borne Diseases On The Uptick--Thanks To Global Warming Germs...IN SPACE! http://nhpr.org/post/germsin-space <p></p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 15895 at http://nhpr.org Germs...IN SPACE! A Windborne Clue To A Mysterious Childhood Disease http://nhpr.org/post/windborne-clue-mysterious-childhood-disease At first, Deborah Kogan of New York says, she thought it would pass. Her 4-year-old son's fever had been on the rise for hours, and he was looking puffy. Kogan took Leo to the pediatrician, who thought it might be strep throat. It wasn't.<p>A few days later, Leo "woke up, and he looked as if he was one of the characters in <em>The Nutty Professor</em>. His face ballooned about twice its normal size." She posted a photo of Leo on Facebook. Sun, 20 May 2012 21:13:00 +0000 5197 at http://nhpr.org A Windborne Clue To A Mysterious Childhood Disease Type 1 Diabetes Spike http://nhpr.org/post/type-1-diabetes-spike <p>Not too many people were surprised to learn that the ambassador of butter, Paula Deen, has been living with type 2 diabetes. An alarming spike in type 1 diabetes, however, is a little harder to explain.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2012 16:18:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 1503 at http://nhpr.org Type 1 Diabetes Spike A Pox on your Pops! http://nhpr.org/post/pox-your-pops <p>Remember "pox parties?" Well, they're coming back...on Facebook.</p> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 17:24:25 +0000 Virginia Prescott 491 at http://nhpr.org A Pox on your Pops!