Three years after bariatric surgery, more than 200 severely obese teens studied had dropped about a third of their weight, and improved their metabolism, heart health and self esteem.
Also this week: The story of a 60-year-old United Airlines pilot and runner who finished the New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 47 minutes and 27 seconds.
Thanks to a blazing hot summer and unusually warm water, early counts of juvenile winter-run Chinook are at extreme low levels. To protect them, regulators may restrict ocean fishing.
People speak very differently depending on where they live, and the climate and environment might have something to do with that. Crisp English consonants don't carry well in the rainforest.
The flooding overwhelmed houses, leaving a coating of mud – and in one case, setting a car atop a structure's walls. Rescue crews are still looking for survivors; one death is reported.
Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon explains how the more he talked about his depression, the more others wanted to tell their own stories.
Psychologist Guy Winch makes the case for practicing emotional hygiene — taking care of our emotions with the same diligence we take care of our bodies.
Neurobiologist David Anderson explains why psychiatric drugs don't always work, and how researchers are working to find targeted forms of treatment — including his own experiments with fruit flies.
Twenty-three-year-old Alix Generous describes her years-long journey through misdiagnosis in the mental health system and how it affected her sense of confidence and self-worth.
Writer and psychologist Andrew Solomon describes how he hid from — and eventually confronted — his own serious depression.
The National Institutes of Health has issued a moratorium on funding work that puts human stem cells into nonhuman embryos. The concern is that hybrids might develop human brain cells, sperm or eggs.
Investigators want to know if the company deceived investors and the public about risks associated with climate change. The company protests that it has included those risks in its reports for years.
NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Neela Banerjee of Inside Climate News about the investigation into the allegations ExxonMobil knew more about climate change than it told investors and the public.
Light pollution has increased by 500 percent at Theodore Roosevelt National Park in North Dakota, thanks to nearby oil fields. Stargazers and oilmen are working together to find a solution.
Mars used to be much warmer and wetter than it is today. Scientists are unraveling the mystery of why it dried out.
It's the kind of oops no scientist wants to make. But the researchers who published a paper saying that watching sad movies makes it hard to perceive the color blue now say they erred.
A genetic engineering technique raises hopes for eliminating diseases, such as malaria. But it is also sparking fears of unintended consequences if delicately balanced ecosystems are disrupted.
A California law will soon require pregnancy centers that oppose abortion to provide notice to their clients of the availability of abortion services in the state. Clinics are crying foul — and suing.
Brain cells that track our location also can track time and distance, a study finds. This could explain how the brain uses place and time to organize memories throughout our lives.
Physicists don't know why there's more matter than antimatter in our universe. New research smashed together atoms of pure gold to look for clues.