October 25, 2014 16:00 UTC

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Dealing with Distractions and Overreactions

Brain Resource Infographic

10/20/2014
Five million American children and teenagers have Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult - if not impossible - to stay with a duty until it is complete. Katherine Ellison knows the problem well. | Health Report More

Audio Kale: The 'Super Food'

October 1 was National Kale Day in the United States. For people in Russia, kale is kapusta. In Italy, it is called cavolo. Hindi speakers call it gobhi. Or if you speak Japanese, the name is karu. Read on to learn about this good-for-you vegetable and many cooking words. | Health report

Audio Physically Fit Children Do Better in School

Several studies found that children who had physical activity on a usual basis improved in school. The children also learn best if physical activity is included during class or before. | Health Report

Audio Is Writing Notes by Hand Better Than Typing?

If you want to remember something important, it might be a good idea to skip the computer and write it down instead. Our brains seem to like old school pencil and paper when it comes to remembering. | Health Report

Audio Sit Less, Live Longer

These days, we all know that exercise is good for our health. But did you know that something as common as sitting too much could be bad for our health? Read on to find out more about the importance of moving. | HEALTH

Audio Containing Ebola: Window of Opportunity Closing

Top health experts explain the seriousness of the Ebola outbreak. One expert warns that the chance for containing the virus is closing -- quickly. | HEALTH REPORT

Audio More People Die from Suicide than Wars, Disasters

Every year more than 800,000 people die by killing themselves, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO is launching its first global report on suicide prevention. It says more people die from suicide than from conflicts, wars and natural disasters combined.

Audio Is There a Deadly Polio Virus Hiding Somewhere?

A more deadly form of the Polio virus was able to resist the antibodies created by the vaccine. The study says a mutated polio virus was responsible for that unusually deadly outbreak. | Health Report

Audio Raw Chocolate Is Better For Your Health

Is Chocolate Good For Us? Or Just Good. The experts may disagree on that point. But most agree that raw chocolate could be the healthiest type yet.

Audio Drug-Resistant Malaria Spreads in Southeast Asia

Doctors are worried about a type of malaria spreading in South East Asia that is not responding to usual treatments. Doctors can still treat infected patients with stronger drug cocktails. But they worry that it is just a matter of time before those medicines also become ineffective.

Audio While You Sleep, Your Brain Works

While we sleep, our brains are doing much more than getting ready for the next day. Researchers at the University of Rochester found that the brain may be busy cleaning house -- cleaning out harmful waste materials.

Audio Brain Imaging Improves Treatment for Depression

Clinical depression is a serious medical condition. The word “clinical” is added to separate people who are depressed from those who simply feel sad because of life events. Researchers have identified one area of the brain that reacts to talk therapy or medications by “lighting up” | HEALTH REPORT

Audio Mindfulness Meditation to Reduce Tension

More and more people in the U.S. feel tensions from work, family and technology. To ease these feelings many are joining the Mindfulness Meditation Movement. Check it out for yourself.

Audio Marijuana Helps Children with Epilepsy

People who support legalization of marijuana say some kinds of the plant offer extraordinary help for human health. For example, one kind of medical marijuana is reported to ease effects of epilepsy, a disease of the nervous system.

Audio Conversations Find Lost Memories

Conversations about the past are proving to help senior citizens remember the present. These conversations are also helping them fight depression and feel better about themselves. | Health Report

Audio Ebola: Staying Safe Against a Killer Disease

The World Health Organization says the deadly disease Ebola is spreading in West Africa. How would you protect yourself against a disease that kills most people it infects? | Health Report

Audio 3-D Technology Saves Lives

New three-dimensional technology may help find more deadly tumors in breast tissue missed by standard two-dimensional technology. | Health Report

Audio WHO: Alcohol Can Kill

Not all drinking is harmless, social drinking. The World Health Organization warns that some dangerous trends in alcohol drinking around the world are killing people. Find out more. | Health Report

Audio Electric Shocks, Not Drugs, Help A Brain Disease.

New treatment of a brain disease uses electricity. And researches say this could be the start of something beautiful. | Health Report

Audio Obama Joins Head Injury Debate

Studies show different findings on the dangers of concussions in sports. So, President Obama joins together health and sports leaders to discuss the issue. | Health Report

Learn with The News

  • Audio Wealth, Poverty Are Issues in Hong Kong Protests

    The pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are mainly about the right to vote without interference from China’s central government. But there are at least two other less talked-about issues. One is concern about the rising cost of living in Hong Kong. Another is the gap between rich and poor. More

  • Texas Voter ID

    Audio US Supreme Court Allows Texas Voter ID Law

    The United States Supreme Court says the southwestern state of Texas can keep in place a new voting law. The law says voters must show identification documents before they are permitted to mark ballots. A lower court had ruled that the law could keep minorities from voting. More

  • President Barack Obama hugs Dallas nurse Nina Pham as her mother Diane looks on, Oval Office, Washington, Oct. 24, 2014.

    Audio In US, Fear of Ebola Spreads Faster than Virus

    For Americans, Ebola started out as a disease in a far-away continent. But it changed when a Liberian man died in Dallas. US officials said tests show that a New York doctor has the Ebola virus. The doctor recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea working for Doctors Without Borders. More

  • Brazil Elections

    Audio Who Will Be Brazil's Next President?

    Brazilians will choose a president Sunday. Two candidates will be on the ballot -- Dilma Rousseff and Senator Aecio Neves. President Rousseff won the most votes in the first round of voting earlier this month. But she did not win a majority of votes, so a runoff election is required. More

  • Audio Gunman Identified in Canadian Capital

    Also, UN human rights officials have called on China to guarantee open elections in Hong Kong. And, an attack in southwest Pakistan kills 11 people. WHO advises against Ebola travel bans. | In the News More

Featured Stories

  • Audio Oscar de la Renta Dressed First Ladies and Movie Stars

    Clothing designer Oscar de la Renta died Monday at his home in the American state of Connecticut. He was 82 years old. His wife said he died of problems related to cancer. Mr. de la Renta dressed American movie stars and first ladies such as Jacqueline Kennedy, Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton. More

  • Audio Iron Ships Clash at Sea

    The American Civil War was fought not only on land, but at sea. In 1862, Confederate and Union forces fought a new kind of navy battle in waters off Hampton Roads, Virginia. It was the first battle between iron ships. On the Confederate side was a ship called the Virginia. | The Making of a Nation More

  • Audio San Francisco Radio Stations Ban Lorde's 'Royals'

    The California baseball team, San Francisco Giants, is playing the Kansas City Royals for the 2014 Major League Baseball championship, the World Series. Two radio stations in San Francisco banned the hit song "Royals." In return, another station in Kansas City chose to play the song once every hour. More

  • A neurovascular unit on a chip being developed by Vanderbilt University researchers. (Vanderbilt University Photo/John Wikswo)

    Video Scientists Design Chips to Act Like Human Organs

    Testing new drugs for safety and effectiveness is a costly process in the United States. It also can take a lot of time. Some scientists are now designing silicon computer chips that act like human organs. The scientists think they have found a way to make the process faster and more economical. More

  • Brain Resource Infographic

    Audio Dealing with Distractions and Overreactions

    Five million American children and teenagers have Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD. ADHD makes it difficult - if not impossible - to stay with a duty until it is complete. Katherine Ellison knows the problem well. | Health Report More

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