HBCU President: ‘I Slept Better’ After Deciding On All Online Classes In The Fall

Colette Pierce Burnette is the president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The HBCU is the oldest institution of higher learning in the state. Hadewumi hide caption toggle caption Hadewumi Colette Pierce Burnette is the president of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. The HBCU is …

Coronavirus Crisis Spurs Access To Online Treatment For Opioid Addiction

A January report found that 40% of U.S. counties don’t have a single health care provider approved to prescribe buprenorphine, a medicine integral to helping many patients beat opioid addiction. Permitting more-distant doctors to evaluate patients online and prescribe the medicine is a welcome advance, …

Medical News Today: Online information about probiotics often misleading

As probiotics grow in popularity, a recent study investigates the reliability of online information. They find that the majority of “top” websites provide information that lacks scientific evidence. As scientists have become increasingly interested in the role of gut bacteria, so have the public. In …

How 75,000 Abandoned Cabbages Inspired A Huge Online Forum For Farmers In Africa

Noah Nasiali-Kadima, foreground, takes a selfie with members of the Africa Farmers Group during a tour of a member’s farm in Machakos County, Kenya. Noah Nasiali-Kadima hide caption toggle caption Noah Nasiali-Kadima Noah Nasiali-Kadima, foreground, takes a selfie with members of the Africa Farmers Group …

European Doctor Who Prescribes Abortion Pills To U.S. Women Online Sues FDA

Rebecca Gomperts says that the government has seized abortion drugs she has prescribed from overseas to patients in the U.S. The drugs are approved by the FDA to induce abortion under a doctor’s direction. Stormi Greener/Star Tribune via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stormi …

Veterinarians Are Killing Themselves. An Online Group Is There To Listen And Help

Seeing dogs all day has its perks, veterinary neurologist Carrie Jurney says. But it also has downsides, including stress, debt, long hours and facing online harassment. Janet Delaney for NPR hide caption toggle caption Janet Delaney for NPR Seeing dogs all day has its perks, …