As production for a new lithium mine in Nevada gears up, the company behind the project reveals how they’re reducing the public health threats of the mining.
Even as many students switched to virtual learning, school shootings didn’t stop. One recent school shooter used his parents’ gun, and now they are facing charges for their role in the incident. Experts discuss how the accountability of mass shootings doesn’t always just fall on the shooter.
Spring is a popular time for fish owners to get rid of their goldfish. Most people think that letting them loose in a pond is the best option, but you may want to rethink that. Experts discuss why goldfish should be flushed down the toilet instead of thrown into a neighborhood pond.
Doctors successfully transplanted pig kidneys into a brain-dead human for the first time. An expert discusses the future of organ transplants.
There’s a growing number of complaints to state medical boards regarding doctors lying about Covid-19 and vaccines. The doctors spreading misinformation are not always reprimanded by state medical boards and are allowed to continue voicing the misinformation. They cite freedom of speech as a defense, but other doctors say licensed professionals have an …
According to the Geneva Convention and other agreements, health facilities and workers are supposed to be protected from the violence of war. However, they’re targeted much more often than most people know. A noted expert in the field discusses how this violence happens, its consequences, and how international organizations may be able to turn this trend …
Facial recognition technology is everywhere, from your smartphone to the grocery store to city streets. But do we really want to be constantly tracked? Law enforcement finds it immensely helpful, but many experts say it’s a massive invasion of privacy that needs limitation. Experts discuss.
Patients have to make medical choices today that they never did before. But do they have enough information to make those choices? Are normal people able to understand the flood of information and the medical terms to make good choices? An expert discusses how patients can work through these issues.
Researchers believe “SynBio” may eventually help address hunger, pollution, and other modern problems. Yet in the wrong hands, synthetic biology could unleash terrible biological weapons. Experts discuss.
Government reports say more than 265 million healthcare records have been stolen, lost, or improperly disclosed in the last decade. It may create a financial risk, but it could also mean your health conditions and secrets are all over the internet. One of the nation’s top health data experts discusses.
Entertainer Britney Spears claims in court that her conservator father won’t let her remove birth control. It’s merely the most celebrated recent case of something most people find surprising: forced sterilization still exists in the US, usually in cases of guardianship. Experts explain its legality, history & use.
Dementia has a much wider range than most people think, and people with dementia are usually functional for years. An expert discusses the course of the disease and how life can still be positive for years before it reaches the late, debilitating stage most people think of when they hear the word “dementia.”