health health
Stories About

health

A woman rolls tobacco inside a tendu leaf to make a beedi cigarette at her home in Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Wednesday, June 3, 2015. India's smokers favor cheaper options such as chewing and leaf-wrapped tobacco over cigarettes. Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Udit Kulshrestha/Bloomberg/Getty Images

India Banned E-Cigarettes — But Beedis And Chewing Tobacco Remain Widespread

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/768397209/768546865" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Some of the products on sale at Umesh Sonia's boutique in Mumbai include bottles of distilled cow urine, soap made from cow dung, floor disinfectant made from cow urine, under-eye gel and toothpaste made from cow excrement. This is part of a growing retail market in India. Sushmita Pathak/NPR hide caption

toggle caption
Sushmita Pathak/NPR

In India, Ayurveda Is A Booming Business

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/714638332/717447177" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Things in Venezuela are so bad that patients who are hospitalized must bring not only their own food but also medical supplies like syringes and scalpels as well as their own soap and water, a new report says. Barcroft Media/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Barcroft Media/Getty Images

A service dog named Orlando rests on the foot of its trainer, John Reddan, while sitting inside a United Airlines plane at Newark Liberty International Airport during a training exercise last year. United Airlines wants to see more paperwork before passengers fly with an emotional support animal. Julio Cortez/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Julio Cortez/AP

Monsoon rains flooded Mumbai in August 2017. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes can spread diseases like dengue fever. Drought has affected the health of Somalians. (From left) Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images; Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images; Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
(From left) Punit Paranjpe/AFP/Getty Images; Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images; Arif Hudaverdi Yaman/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Health, Spreading Disease

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/561041342/561041343" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Ilia Henderson (left) is planning to sign up for a health insurance plan on the federal marketplace with help from Charlotte, N.C.-based navigator Julieanne Taylor (right) again this year. Alex Olgin/WFAE hide caption

toggle caption
Alex Olgin/WFAE

Reductions In Federal Funding For Health Law Navigators Cut Unevenly

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/559574743/560484147" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript