Health & Science http://wboi.org en Episode 158 - Dandelions http://wboi.org/post/episode-158-dandelions <p></p> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:00:00 +0000 Martin Fisher 33417 at http://wboi.org Facebook, Baby's Blood, and the Debate Over Informed Consent http://wboi.org/post/facebook-babys-blood-and-debate-over-informed-consent <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Every once in a while I wonder if I’ve just been part of a research study that didn’t require consent. Now I know this is a trick of the mind—I know about so many such studies that I’m ready to think I might be involved in one.</span></p><p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 19:48:05 +0000 Abraham Schwab 33403 at http://wboi.org Facebook, Baby's Blood, and the Debate Over Informed Consent Episode 157 - Tea http://wboi.org/post/episode-157-tea <p></p> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Martin Fisher 33074 at http://wboi.org Episode 156 - Symmetry http://wboi.org/post/episode-156-symmetry <p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:37:26 +0000 Martin Fisher 32421 at http://wboi.org Episode 155 - Vanilla http://wboi.org/post/episode-155-vanilla <p></p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 15:30:59 +0000 Martin Fisher 32419 at http://wboi.org Indiana Among the Nation's Worst Water Polluters http://wboi.org/post/indiana-among-nations-worst-water-polluters <p>A report out Thursday claims Indiana is one of the worst water polluters in the nation.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The analysis from the group Environment America shows Indiana dumped more than 17 million pounds of pollutants into its waterways in 2012 – more tonnage than any other state. Fourteen million pounds – or about four-fifths of the pollution -- was released by just one place, the AK Steel Foundry in Rockport. But the report only uses self-reported government data which leaves out industries such as oil and gas, and agriculture.</span></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:23:22 +0000 Stan Jastrzebski 32093 at http://wboi.org Indiana Among the Nation's Worst Water Polluters "Respecting Choices" in Northeast Indiana http://wboi.org/post/respecting-choices-northeast-indiana <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s an absurd question when you mull it over. It’s mildly rude, it’s unusual, and it’s disturbing to contemplate. It can be a threat or it can signal sympathy. So let me ask you: how would you like to die?</span></p><p>Even the sardonic Tyrion Lannister, from the epic and brutal Game of Thrones on HBO, wants familiar comfort (click the image to see what he has to say).</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:47:09 +0000 Abraham Schwab 32041 at http://wboi.org "Respecting Choices" in Northeast Indiana Episode 154 - Orchids http://wboi.org/post/episode-154-orchids <p></p> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Martin Fisher 31482 at http://wboi.org Study Finds INSPECT System Effective Against Drug Abuse http://wboi.org/post/study-finds-inspect-system-effective-against-drug-abuse <p>Researchers studying a system used to track prescription drugs dispensed in Indiana say it’s widely effective for monitoring patient prescription drug use. &nbsp;Nearly six thousand prescription drug providers were surveyed over the last two years to complete the research.</p><p>The current version of the INSPECT system that’s been in place since 2004 is a tool meant to help combat prescription drug abuse.&nbsp; About 77 percent of survey respondents –including doctors, nurses, dentists and pharmacists, say they know about INSPECT, and 71 percent of those use it.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 21:49:41 +0000 Brandon Smith 31557 at http://wboi.org Episode 153 - Petrified Wood http://wboi.org/post/episode-153-petrified-wood <p></p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:45:01 +0000 Martin Fisher 31481 at http://wboi.org