Go on an adventure into unexpected corners of the health and science world each week with award-winning host Maiken Scott. The Pulse will take you behind the doors of operating rooms, into the lab with some of the world’s foremost scientists, and back in time to explore life-changing innovations. The Pulse delivers stories in ways that matter to you, and answers questions you never knew you had.
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Certain hereditary diseases were stalking close-knit Jewish communities before a rabbi turned genetic screening into a courtship custom.
5 days agoListen 13:17
Leaves, paper, crumbs and other bits of trash cling to auto carpets — don’t even mention the liquid stains and smells.
2 weeks agoListen 7:23
Vintage steel frame bicycles may outlast models made from space-age carbon fiber or aluminum.
2 weeks agoListen 8:01
With 45 categories of recyclables, Kamikatsu — in southwestern Japan — has a progressive approach that saves the town money and reduces greenhouse emissions.
1 month agoListen 6:28
With poverty and stress driving up high blood pressure in communities of color, will it help to cut sodium in Chinese food? Health officials say it’s a worthy effort.
1 month agoListen 8:57
A Harvard researcher is sending up red flags about a popular class of supplements, some of which contain amphetamine-like drugs.
1 month agoListen 8:01
Visitors line the hallways — even sleep on the floor — anxious for loved ones to recover. Noora Health trains overflow family to care for patients once they return home.
2 months agoListen 5:58
A senior center in Queens, New York offers dialectical behavior therapy —combining modern therapy and eastern philosophy to fight depression, anxiety.
2 months agoListen 10:45