Menopause typically happens during a time of life when women need to be on top of their game; managing their careers, raising children, a ...
Air Date: May 25, 2021Listen 36:29
Trillions of Brood X cicadas will be emerging in the coming weeks in our region after 17 years underground. We'll talk about cicada science, their music, and how to eat them.
Air Date: May 14, 2021 10:00 amListen 0:00
The patch, the gum, lozenges, medication — it seems like there are endless ways to quit smoking. But for some people, none of them work ...
Air Date: May 14, 2021Listen 50:08
Science vs science: The contradictory fight over whether electromagnetic hypersensitivity is real
For years, sufferers of EHS have maintained that the electromagnetic fields around us are dangerous. A handful of scientists agree.
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Are you an introvert or an extrovert? Open to new experiences, or comforted by routine? Shy or the life of the party? Figuring out what m ...
Air Date: April 16, 2021Listen 50:09
Incarceration touches millions with loved ones behind bars. And it’s making many of them sick
The stress of supporting a family member in prison can cause lasting health issues for those on the outside. Consequences can stretch far beyond the person doing the time.
2 years agoListen 6:50
Scientists have used fMRI to study brain activity for years. Now, some question the results’ reliability
Scientists have found that results can change, brain scans from the same person doing the same thing can be different a week or a month later.
2 years agoListen 11:23
What you need to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine
This vaccine requires only one dose and uses slightly different technology to fight the virus. Like you, WHYY’s Health Desk Help Desk wanted to know more.
2 years agoListen 5:19
Philly Health Department: Do not ‘kiss or snuggle’ turtles due to salmonella outbreak
Officials have discovered eight cases linked to the hard-shelled pets in Philly and Delco.
2 years ago
When you are walking around in the forest, the park, or even the city, do you ever listen to the songs of birds? Really tune in, and list ...
Air Date: March 2, 2021Listen 20:19
Sharing the city with some really wild neighbors
In cities, wildlife like raccoons and coyotes tend to elicit shrieks of horror, rather than cries for compassion. Why we should rethink our relationship with urban wildlife.
2 years agoListen 9:18
The COVID-19 pandemic has put more focus on our breath since the virus often attacks the lungs and can lead to shortness of breath and respiratory distress.
2 years agoListen 36:30
N.J. and Delaware working to sequence more coronavirus samples to track variants
The U.S. is still far behind other countries when it comes to doing enough of the lab work needed to keep track of the variants of SARS-CoV-2.
2 years ago
What you see can’t be ‘Unseen’: NYC photographer takes us backstage in the Mütter Museum
Photographer Nikki Johnson got a backstage pass to roam the diseased body parts not seen by the public at the Mütter Museum.
2 years ago
Why scientists say ‘plastivores’ could be the solution to plastic pollution
Worldwide, researchers are hunting for a kind of `secret sauce’ — a souped-up enzyme capable of breaking down some of the most resilient plastics.
2 years agoListen 12:03