(Wikimedia Commons)
March 05, 2013

Ch├ívez’s Health Worsens, Hit By New, Severe Infection

President Hugo Chávez is breathing with greater difficulty as a new and severe respiratory infection has taken hold, Venezuela's government said, describing the cancer-stricken president's condition as "very delicate."


February 28, 2013

Illinois Senate Approves Medicaid Expansion

An expansion of Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is one step closer in Illinois. The state Senate passed the expansion 40-19 on Thursday, sending the bill to the House.


Kid playing basketball
(David Gilkey/NPR)
February 27, 2013

In Many Families, Exercise Is By Appointment Only

Most families know that their kids need to exercise. In a poll that NPR recently conducted with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard School of Public Health, practically all of the parents surveyed said it's important for their kids to exercise. But about one-third of them said that can be difficult.


woman sleeping
(RelaxingMusic/flickr)
February 26, 2013

Bad Sleep ‘Dramatically’ Alters Body

A run of poor sleep can have a potentially profound effect on the internal workings of the human body, say UK researchers.


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