Only about half of Medicare patients diagnosed with Alzheimer's are told of the diagnosis by their doctor, a study finds. That compares to 90 percent of patients diagnosed with cancer.
A conviction can be fatal for a big company. So in some cases prosecutors have been holding off punishing firms that have broken the law. In return, the companies vow to clean up their act.
Even with the warm outflow from nearby power plants, it's an odd new habitat choice. Volunteers and researchers are working to study and track the population that's popped up in the San Gabriel River.
Cancer treatment for kids has changed dramatically since the 1960s. Back then, doctors experimented with approaches that seemed promising but were also potentially toxic. Some survivors look back.
"This is the first thing that I've said that I fully stand behind, like the good and the bad of it," says the 21-year-old rapper. "I've never been this transparent with myself or with music."
Nigel Hayes peppered a news conference with words not usually heard during such an event. It turns out, he and some teammates were fascinated with the woman who transcribes their press conferences.
For two years, the zoo said Luka was a male when the bear was really a female. The zoo explained that it's difficult to identify the sex of juvenile Andean bears.
Germany, which has backed most of the bailout loans to Greece, wants Greeks to stick to austerity measures. The new Greek government says austerity has destroyed the economy.
Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up believing she was white. Her latest documentary, Little White Lie, explores the secret that changed her life.
David Greene and Renee Montagne remember former NPR audio engineer Bill Deputy who died over the weekend of lung cancer. He was 58.
Twelve former educators are accused of changing students' test scores in a far-ranging scandal dating back to 2009. The cheating scandal came to light five years ago.
Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet shortly after midnight Monday. Cruz is the first major candidate to outright declare he is running.
The self-declared Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has posted names, photos and what it says are addresses of 100 U.S. military personnel, calling on its supporters to "deal" with them.
Filmmaker Lacey Schwartz grew up in a white Jewish family in Woodstock, New York, believing she was white. Schwartz learns she's bi-racial as she prepares to attend college.
Some teenage girls are headed to the White House Monday to be recognized for an app they created. Their "Safe & Sound" smartphone app is meant to help teens struggling with depression and anxiety.
Texas issues specialty license plates at the behest of private groups or individuals. At issue before the Supreme Court Monday is whether the state can reject messages that are offensive to some.
The former secretary of state is expected to announce her presidential candidacy soon. In recent weeks, she's given speeches to women's groups, pointing to a likely shift in tone from 2008 to 2016.
The year 2020 will be the first time the census will be available online. But the Census Bureau must persuade hard-to-reach groups to take the survey. So they're doing a practice run in Savannah, Ga.
After a year of Ebola, the virus is largely contained in Liberia. But an already-fragile health care system has been devastated, and crucially important health care workers have died.
The limit for healthy drinking may be less than you think — one drink a day for women and two for men, according to the CDC. New strategies are aimed at helping heavy drinkers reduce their intake.