disease http://nhpr.org en 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!