Health & Safety
As people age, cooking can become difficult or even physically impossible. It's one reason people move to assisted living. One company offers a chef to cook healthy, affordable meals at home.
The U.S. epidemic of injected-opioid use could lead to more severe outbreaks of HIV and hepatitis C, like those now occurring in Indiana, the Centers for Disease Control And Prevention says.
A company has priced its test for mutations linked to breast and ovarian cancer at $249 — far less than the thousands of dollars another firm charges. But is there a downside for the worried well?
"Liz" was found crawling out of a pit latrine, crying for help. When police doled out punishment — cutting grass at the police station — women's groups rallied. Monday they were sentenced to prison.
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy was officially sworn in this week. His confirmation was held up for more than a year because of comments he made about gun violence. Murthy talks with NPR's Scott Simon.
NPR's Melissa Block speaks with Indiana State Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams for the latest on the Indiana HIV outbreak. There are now 136 confirmed cases tied to injection drug users in one community in rural Scott County.