Health http://www.kunc.org en Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection http://www.kunc.org/post/mississippi-child-thought-cured-hiv-shows-signs-infection A baby who generated great excitement last year because it appeared she had been cured of HIV is infected with the virus after all, health officials say.<p>This discovery is a setback for the child known as the "Mississippi baby." It also complicates efforts to test what had seemed like a promising new treatment for infants born with HIV.<p>The <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/04/173258954/scientists-report-first-cure-of-hiv-in-a-child-say-its-a-game-changerhttp:/www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/03/04/173258954/scientists-report-first-cure-of-hiv-in-a-child-say-its-a-game-changer" Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:52:00 +0000 Richard Harris 58758 at http://www.kunc.org Mississippi Child Thought Cured Of HIV Shows Signs Of Infection A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers http://www.kunc.org/post/growing-number-veterans-struggles-quit-powerful-painkillers There are antlers everywhere on the walls of Bryan and Mike McDonel's place near Pine Bluff, Ark. The house is hardly big enough for all their hunting trophies. Both are good shots with their hunting bows; Bryan and Mike, his father, served in the Arkansas National Guard and deployed together to Iraq, twice.<p>The McDonel family has served in the military for generations. But Bryan, 35, is out of the service now. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 22:25:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 58756 at http://www.kunc.org A Growing Number Of Veterans Struggles To Quit Powerful Painkillers Doctors Face Ethical Issues In Benching Kids With Concussions http://www.kunc.org/post/doctors-face-ethical-issues-benching-kids-concussions Doctors have gotten much better at diagnosing and treating sports-related concussions, which is a good thing since Americans suffer up to 4 million sports-related concussions a year.<p>But we're not so good at is following their advice.<p>Student athletes and parents sometimes balk at doctors' recommendations to avoid play until concussion symptoms are gone, or to cut back on schoolwork. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 20:32:00 +0000 Nancy Shute 58749 at http://www.kunc.org Doctors Face Ethical Issues In Benching Kids With Concussions Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples http://www.kunc.org/post/why-hiv-spreads-less-easily-heterosexual-couples HIV is sexist.<p>A woman is twice as likely to catch the virus from an infected partner in a heterosexual relationship than a man is.<p>And homosexual men are at even greater risk. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:27:00 +0000 58748 at http://www.kunc.org Why HIV Spreads Less Easily In Heterosexual Couples Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper http://www.kunc.org/post/why-we-published-photo-16-year-old-diapers The series on family caregivers that NPR ran over the Fourth of July weekend sparked an extraordinary response, with tens of thousands of comments and likes on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/NPR/posts/10152656347696756">Facebook</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2014/07/05/327706802/faith-strengthens-aging-parents-as-they-care-for-their-son">NPR.org</a>.<p>Many people responded to the intimate photographs of families caring for sick or disabled parents, siblings and children.<p>And not all those responses were positive. Thu, 10 Jul 2014 17:44:00 +0000 58746 at http://www.kunc.org Why We Published A Photo Of A 16-Year-Old In A Diaper