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Yuki Noguchi

Correspondent, Science Desk

Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Science Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington, D.C. She started covering consumer health in the midst of the pandemic, reporting on everything from vaccination and racial inequities in access to health, to cancer care, obesity and mental health.

Since joining NPR in 2008, Noguchi has also covered a range of business and economic news, with a special focus on the workplace — anything that affects how and why we work. In recent years, she has covered the rise of the contract workforce, the #MeToo movement, the Great Recession and the subprime housing crisis. In 2011, she covered the earthquake and tsunami in her parents' native Japan. Her coverage of the impact of opioids on workers and their families won a 2019 Gracie Award and received First Place and Best In Show in the radio category from the National Headliner Awards. She also loves featuring offbeat topics, and has eaten insects in service of journalism.

Noguchi started her career as a reporter, then an editor, for The Washington Post.

Noguchi grew up in St. Louis, inflicts her cooking on her two boys and has a degree in history from Yale.

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Juul is ordered by the FDA to pull all of its vaping products from the U.S. market

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The FDA wants to reduce the amount of nicotine allowed in cigarettes

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FDA gives emergency approval for COVID-19 vaccines for kids as young as 6 months

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3 people with a serious mental illness share their journeys through the pandemic

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What is the future of abortion pills, if the Supreme Court lets states ban abortion?

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An upcoming Supreme Court ruling may disproportionately impact on people of color

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Margarette Osias, 28, poses for a portrait in her office in Laurel, Delaware on February 22, 2022. Osias is a bilingual outreach navigator and medical interpreter at Tabitha Medical Care wherein they provide free universal cancer screening and treatment in accordance with newly passed legislation in the state of Delaware. Rosem Morton for NPR hide caption

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Delaware is shrinking racial gaps in cancer death. Its secret? Patient navigators

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A man wears his mask as he walks past a sign posted on a storefront reminding people to wear masks, on February 25, 2022 in Los Angeles. Los Angeles ends its indoor mask mandate on February 25 for fully vaccinated people with proof of vaccination. Masks are still required for unvaccinated people or those who cannot show proof of a negative test. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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With mask mandates expiring, businesses bet on their own policies

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A person swabs their nose as they receive testing for both rapid antigen and PCR COVID-19 tests at a Reliant Health Services testing site in Hawthorne, Calif., on Jan. 18. Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Even if they can find a test, not everyone wants to know they have COVID

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president, and Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, testify at a Senate committee hearing about the federal response to COVID-19, on Jan. 11 in Washington, D.C. Shawn Thew/AP hide caption

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A growing problem in public health is getting people to heed advice

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Companies ramp up production of rapid COVID tests but they are still hard to get

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