Children who get CT scans are at slightly increased risk for brain cancer and leukemia, according to a large international study released Tuesday.
CT scans create detailed images of the inside of the body. So they're great for diagnosing all sorts of medical problems — so great that their use has soared in recent years. More than 80 million are being done every year in the United States.
The morning after Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin handily rebuffed Democratic efforts to oust him, politicos in the state and beyond pored over exit poll data and turnout numbers to tease out:
A: How he did it.
B: Where Democrats failed.
My colleague Ron Elving, NPR's senior Washington editor, took a good shot at answering Question A Wednesday morning.
Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:32 pm
For its YA-themed 2012 Summer Books series, NPR Books is featuring first-person submissions from acclaimed authors remembering the novels that exposed their young minds to new, provocative themes of adulthood. As a fun parallel (and nostalgic indulgence) we asked NPR staff members to do the same.
Dandelion Wine-- first a short story in 1953 and then a novel in 1957 — may not wield as much name recognition as Fahrenheit 451, but it is the late Ray Bradbury's most personal work. This sensory tribute to his boyhood summers in Illinois begins:
Originally published on Tue October 16, 2012 1:30 pm
You are invited to a special NPR event to help dissect a lie.
NPR Science Desk Correspondents Jon Hamilton, Alix Spiegel and Shankar Vedantam will be on stage at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, June 14, at 7 p.m., to explore the science behind deception and self-deception with live storytelling, audience discussion and original multimedia.
Out of the million Chinese who develop TB every year, researchers say at least 110,000 get a form that's resistant to the mainstay drugs isoniazid and rifampin. Patients with such multidrug-resistant or MDR tuberculosis have to be treated for up to two years with expensive second-line drugs that are toxic and less effective.
The 2013 Honda Fit EV received the best fuel efficiency rating the Environmental Protection Agency has ever issued. The AP reports that the EPA said the electric vehicle gets the equivalent of 118 MPG.