Health and Wellness

When Beyond Meat first hit the market in 2014, few thought it would be a success. But Del Taco sold more than 2 million Beyond Meat tacos in two months.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Drug-resistant infections are one of the biggest threats to the 7.5 billion people on this planet.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Supervisors cancelled the latest planned contract to rebuild the Men's Central Jail. So what now?

Supervisors search for new direction in criminal justice system

Supervisors cancelled the latest planned contract to rebuild the Men's Central Jail. So what now?

from KCRW Features

What we seem to have lost in our discussions on health care is bipartisan moral compass to tackle some wicked problems.

Why does the federal government provide comprehensive care to those with end stage renal disease but not to those with other life threatening illnesses?

What we seem to have lost in our discussions on health care is bipartisan moral compass to tackle some wicked problems.

from Second Opinion

"Destroyer of worlds" and "apex predator" are how Timothy Winegard describes a common global pest in his new book, "   The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator   ."

Mosquitoes: Why they're drawn to certain people, and how they're affected by climate change

"Destroyer of worlds" and "apex predator" are how Timothy Winegard describes a common global pest in his new book, " The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator ."

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Billionaire Stephen Ross owns the indoor cycling company SoulCycle and the high-end gym Equinox. He's also a GOP donor and friend of President Trump.

What's driving the boycotts of SoulCycle and Equinox?

Billionaire Stephen Ross owns the indoor cycling company SoulCycle and the high-end gym Equinox. He's also a GOP donor and friend of President Trump.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week, lawyers for the group Abused in Scouting say there are more than 350 previously unreported predators among the Boy Scouts, and hundreds of new potential victims.

New allegations of sexual abuse and a coverup in the Boy Scouts

This week, lawyers for the group Abused in Scouting say there are more than 350 previously unreported predators among the Boy Scouts, and hundreds of new potential victims.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Why can’t we be as committed to providing all evidence-based health care to Americans as we are to caring for those with end stage renal disease?

What our approach to kidney disease says about us as a nation

Why can’t we be as committed to providing all evidence-based health care to Americans as we are to caring for those with end stage renal disease?

from Second Opinion

The government asked sunscreen manufacturers do safety studies on the active ingredients in sunscreens — by November. In the meantime, what do you need to know about the goo you slather on your skin?

Confused about sunscreen ingredients? Here's what we've learned

The government asked sunscreen manufacturers do safety studies on the active ingredients in sunscreens — by November. In the meantime, what do you need to know about the goo you slather on your skin?

from NPR

Migraine (yes, singular, like cancer or depression) is a disease that's not well understood. Some say it can be triggered by caffeine, dehydration, or even weather changes.

Migraine: a disease affecting women three times as much as men

Migraine (yes, singular, like cancer or depression) is a disease that's not well understood. Some say it can be triggered by caffeine, dehydration, or even weather changes.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The second Democratic presidential debates are happening tonight and Wednesday. Democratic voters consistently rate health care as one of their top concerns.

Build on Obamacare or Medicare for All? The wide range of Democratic health care proposals

The second Democratic presidential debates are happening tonight and Wednesday. Democratic voters consistently rate health care as one of their top concerns.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Do we want health professionals to dress similarly, just as flight attendants, or should attire be an individual choice?

Does it matter how your doctor or nurse is dressed?

Do we want health professionals to dress similarly, just as flight attendants, or should attire be an individual choice?

from Second Opinion

Family and friends held a private funeral today for Noah Cuatro, a 4-year-old boy from Palmdale who died under suspicious circumstances earlier this month.

Can LA County fix its child welfare agency?

Family and friends held a private funeral today for Noah Cuatro, a 4-year-old boy from Palmdale who died under suspicious circumstances earlier this month.

from KCRW Features

When people feel sick from minor illnesses, an ambulance and a trip to the ED is not in their best interest nor is it in the best interest of the public.

An ambulance is not a medical taxi

When people feel sick from minor illnesses, an ambulance and a trip to the ED is not in their best interest nor is it in the best interest of the public.

from Second Opinion

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will not ban the use of a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, which is used on fruit, nuts, soybeans, broccoli, cauliflower, and other…

EPA won't ban chlorpyrifos pesticide, despite researchers' concerns

The Environmental Protection Agency announced that it will not ban the use of a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, which is used on fruit, nuts, soybeans, broccoli, cauliflower, and other…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

There are computer hackers, life hackers, and now wealthy health nuts are becoming bio hackers.

Trying to achieve eternal life -- without doing all the work

There are computer hackers, life hackers, and now wealthy health nuts are becoming bio hackers.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Health and Human Services Department has told clinics like Planned Parenthood that if they want to keep receiving federal funds, they can’t refer their patients for abortions.

The future of Planned Parenthood with no federal funding

The Health and Human Services Department has told clinics like Planned Parenthood that if they want to keep receiving federal funds, they can’t refer their patients for abortions.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Know how much a medical service costs could be important in making medical decisions.  But, new regulations that require this information be provided to the public have created…

Hospital Price Transparency

Know how much a medical service costs could be important in making medical decisions.  But, new regulations that require this information be provided to the public have created…

from Second Opinion

Obamacare appeared to be doomed at a key court hearing on Tuesday.  A three-judge panel heard an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down the law.

Legal challenges to the Affordable Care Act

Obamacare appeared to be doomed at a key court hearing on Tuesday.  A three-judge panel heard an appeal of a lower court ruling that struck down the law.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

When sick and needing surgery do patients want to make decisions themselves or have an expert make the decision?

Shared Decision Making

When sick and needing surgery do patients want to make decisions themselves or have an expert make the decision?

from Second Opinion