Category: Food & Health

Abortion funds navigate a new legal reality post-Roe : NPR

Abortion funds navigate a new legal reality post-Roe : NPR

It's been almost six months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. Since then, abortion funds, which help people pay for the procedure, have had to navigate a new legal reality. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: In the nearly six months since the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, abortion funds have been scrambling. Those funds help people travel to and pay for abortions, and now they exist in a complicated landscape of state laws. The people who work at these organizations are learning to navigate new legal threats, as NPR's Katia Riddle reports. KATIA...

Abortion funds navigate a new legal reality post-Roe : NPR

Limited nursing home beds force hospitals to keep patients longer : NPR

The lack of nursing home beds means that U.S. hospitals are caring for patients who don't need to be hospitalized but have nowhere else to go. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: Caring for someone with dementia is difficult. When family members become overwhelmed, many turn to skilled nursing facilities. Staffing shortages nationwide have severely limited the number of nursing home beds available, though. That has forced hospitals to keep patients longer. Vermont Public's Nina Keck reports. NINA KECK, BYLINE: Kathy Dick is a retired nurse who lives in Sudbury, Vt. She remembers when she first...

Interview: Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith on the Return of the ‘Great American Baking Show’

Interview: Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith on the Return of the ‘Great American Baking Show’

Thanks to the incredible success of the Great British Bake Off on Netflix, Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood have settled nicely into their place as the cultural arbiters of what makes for a proper British dessert. Now, they’re (metaphorically) headed across the pond for a re-imagined version of the Great American Baking Show, which means that after 13 seasons of watching charming Britons make cakes and pastries on televisions, Americans are finally getting a baking competition of our own. Putting together a proper American version of the baking competition has been, apparently, complicated. The...

Abortion funds navigate a new legal reality post-Roe : NPR

Grief and trauma training is unexpectedly healing for school district staff in Texas : NPR

At a school district in Texas, mental health professional training to address grief and trauma is healing for school-based therapists and social workers who lost loved ones during the pandemic. MARY LOUISE KELLY, HOST: It's been more than a year now since kids across the country returned to classrooms during the pandemic. Many students are still struggling to have some sense of normalcy in their lives. That is especially true for children who have recently lost loved ones. But educators often don't feel equipped to support kids who are grieving, which is why the...

Blind people still get medical bills they can’t read : Shots

Blind people still get medical bills they can’t read : Shots

Lucy Greco (left), a web-accessibility specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, is blind. She reads most of her documents online, but employs Liza Schlosser-Olroyd as an aide to sort through her paper mail every other month, to make sure Greco hasn't missed a bill or other important correspondence. Shelby Knowles for KHN hide caption toggle caption Shelby Knowles for KHN Lucy Greco (left), a web-accessibility specialist at the University of California, Berkeley, is blind. She reads most of her documents online, but employs Liza Schlosser-Olroyd as an aide to sort through her paper...

Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year

Elon Musk Hopes to Test a Brain Implant in Humans Next Year

In a presentation showcasing the Neuralink implant that Elon Musk hopes will someday connect the human brain to a computer, two monkeys were reportedly moving computer cursors with their brains.The feat was first documented by others in a human in 2006 in the pre-YouTube era and with technology that is far more cumbersome, mooring patients to a computer with a cord.Mr. Musk’s presentation on Wednesday night offered little that was significantly new from previous demonstrations of the device. He continued to claim that the implant could make computer control possible for people with paralysis...

White Hot Chocolate | The Recipe Critic

White Hot Chocolate | The Recipe Critic

This website may contain affiliate links and advertising so that we can provide recipes to you. Read my privacy policy. White Hot Chocolate is a rich and creamy decadent drink that melts in your mouth with a smooth, sweet white chocolate and vanilla flavoring. Warm up with this delicious hot chocolate throughout the entire holiday season! Yummy, seasonal drinks make the winter season even better. If you love sitting by a fire with a mug in hand try this Classic Eggnog Recipe, this delicious Slow Cooker Apple Cider (2 Ways) or this easy Wassail! White Hot Chocolate If you love classic hot...

Twitter’s COVID misinformation policy will no longer be enforced : NPR

Twitter’s COVID misinformation policy will no longer be enforced : NPR

Twitter will no longer enforce its policy against COVID-19 misinformation, raising concerns among public health experts and social media researchers that the change could have serious consequences if it discourages vaccination and other efforts to combat the still-spreading virus. Eagle-eyed users spotted the change Monday night, noting that a one-sentence update had been made to Twitter's online rules: "Effective November 23, 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy." By Tuesday, some Twitter accounts were testing the new boundaries and celebrating the platform's hands-off approach, which comes after Twitter was purchased...

Médicos y defensores denuncian un aumento de la desinformación sobre el aborto : Shots

Médicos y defensores denuncian un aumento de la desinformación sobre el aborto : Shots

La información falsa dirigida a la comunidad latina está creciendo. Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 hide caption toggle caption Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 La información falsa dirigida a la comunidad latina está creciendo. Westend61/Getty Images/Westend61 Justo después de que se filtraran noticias en mayo de que la Corte Suprema planeaba anular el caso Roe contra Wade, Liz Lebrón y sus colegas notaron algo inusual: un incremento en la información falsa y engañosa sobre el aborto que se compartía en español en las redes sociales. "El aborto no estaba realmente en nuestro radar", dice Lebrón, quien supervisa investigaciónes para el...

Elizabeth, the Michelin-Starred Restaurant Founded by Iliana Regan, Will Close After 10 Years in Chicago

Elizabeth, the Michelin-Starred Restaurant Founded by Iliana Regan, Will Close After 10 Years in Chicago

Elizabeth, where Iliana Regan’s “new gatherer cuisine” often mixed her love of the woods with unexpected forays into pop culture, will close in December after a decade in Lincoln Square. Owner Tim Lacey says he’ll replace Elizabeth with a new tasting-menu restaurant, Atelier, with a new chef next year. Lacey, who’s been running Elizabeth since 2020, is interviewing candidates to replace executive chef Ian Jones. Back in January 2020, before “coronavirus” had entered the daily lexicon, Regan estimated that Elizabeth would serve its final meal in 2021 or 2022. The year prior, Regan’s first...