When a patient had a colonoscopy that was covered by insurance, the doctor assumed she wouldn't care how much the test cost. He couldn't have been more wrong.
U.S. health officials have warned pregnant women against traveling to Latin American and Caribbean countries with outbreaks of the tropical illness which may be causing microcephaly in newborns.
Bob McDonnell's appeal of his public corruption convictions is one of eight cases the court agreed to hear on Friday. In another case, Microsoft is fending off a suit by Xbox 360 owners.
The gunmen attacked a hotel and a cafe in Ouagadougou, the capital of the West African nation. The foreign minister says people have died. Al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb has claimed responsibility.
Stocks all over the world plunged Friday as investors became even more nervous about China's weakness and oil's collapse. The worries triggered a broad stock sell-off and sent oil below $30 a barrel.
Iraq recently celebrated a victory against the Islamic State in Ramadi, a city just 70 miles west of Baghdad. But NPR's Alice Fordham went there and found there's still heavy fighting.
Gun-loving Texans fought hard for the right to strap handguns openly on their belts. Now that open carry is the law, some gun owners look down at the open-carry crowd as unsafe and uncouth.
Most of the American outlets on the chopping block are Wal-Mart Express stores. Those are the company's smallest-format locations. Wal-Mart also said it will open 300 new stores in the coming year.
The majority of American egg producers, when they order new chicken houses, are choosing cage-free systems. That's a sea change driven by consumer demand for cage-free eggs.
How much of published scientific research is false? Scientists are trying to figure it out.
China's slowdown and plummeting oil prices have investors spooked, and some are heading for the exits. There's concern the selloff in stocks signals tougher times ahead for the U.S. economy.
The unexpected origins of Pogs, the slow pace of bike-friendly cities and the grim aftermath of a boxing match: NPR staff recommend three pieces that stopped them in their tracks.
Doulas provide emotional support for a woman through pregnancy and childbirth. A study finds that women with doulas are less likely to have cesarean or preterm births. And health care doses are lower.