Autoimmune diseases: When the body fights against itself

When the body’s immune system starts to attack itself, disorder erupts. There are up to 80,000 different autoimmune disorders ranging in severity. The immune system falls on a spectrum of very low functioning to being overly active. When the immune system is deficient, the body …

In The Fight Against COVID-19, Labs Look To Create Coronavirus Antibodies

An approach to treating new diseases that worked for the Ebola and Zika viruses is being tested for the new coronavirus. It involves using antibodies to the disease as a drug. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: Viral infections can be hard to treat, but that is no …

‘Scary Moms’ Are Part Of The Citizen War Against Pollution In Pakistan

Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, is one of the world’s most polluted cities, according to crowd-sourced data. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption toggle caption Diaa Hadid/NPR Lahore, Pakistan’s second-largest city, is one of the world’s most polluted cities, according to crowd-sourced data. Diaa Hadid/NPR On a December …

Law To Protect Patients Against Surprise Medical Bills In Texas Proves Hard To Enact

Lawmakers in the Texas Legislature passed a law intended to protect consumers against surprise medical bills, but loopholes may weaken it before it is enacted. Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images Lawmakers in the Texas Legislature passed …