Health & Science http://wuwm.com en Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up http://wuwm.com/post/getting-hospice-care-shouldnt-have-mean-giving It's a painful dilemma for seriously ill Medicare patients: In order to receive the extra support, counseling and care provided by the program's hospice benefit they have to agree to<strong> </strong>stop receiving curative treatment for their disease.<p>Faced with that stark either-or choice, many forgo hospice care until the last days of their lives. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:01:00 +0000 Michelle Andrews 37108 at http://wuwm.com Getting Hospice Care Shouldn't Have To Mean Giving Up Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi http://wuwm.com/post/solving-scourge-slow-hotel-wi-fi You know how it feels. You're a moderately frequent business traveler and trying to get some work done from your hotel. But you're slowed — and sometimes stalled — by an intermittent Internet connection. Your hotel Wi-Fi has the download speeds of an early 1990s dial-up connection.<p>It happens too often and hotels don't seem to care, despite charging you a few hundred bucks a night to stay in the comfort of their rooms. So now, a couple of competing sites and apps are trying to solve the problem. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:54:00 +0000 Elise Hu 37107 at http://wuwm.com Solving The Scourge That Is Slow Hotel Wi-Fi Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer http://wuwm.com/post/time-girl-teens-fight-right-school-soccer They are seven girls in their teens and early 20s, awake at the ungodly (for them) hour of 8:30 a.m. With sleepy smiles, the young women slip into a windowless conference room in a Washington, D.C. hotel to talk to a reporter, who's curious to find out: What's it like to be a global girl activist?<p>And they're the experts. They're supporters of the U.N. Foundation group called <a href="http://www.girlup.org/">Girl Up</a>, which has the manifesto of "uniting girls to change the world."<p>Girl Up fights for the rights of the 600 million adolescent girls of the developing world. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:55:00 +0000 Marc Silver 37094 at http://wuwm.com Time To 'Girl Up:' Teens Fight For The Right To School, Soccer Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack http://wuwm.com/post/athletes-should-fear-heat-more-heart-attack When a runner's heart stops during a marathon, it gets a lot of press – even though it's actually a pretty rare event. A more common killer among runners, and a condition that needs more prevention efforts, is heat stroke, according to a study by Israeli researchers.<p>During a 2011 running race, physicians at a Tel Aviv hospital noticed there were far more heat stroke victims admitted than <a href="http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1106468">cardiac patients</a>. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:47:00 +0000 Katherine Hobson 37088 at http://wuwm.com Athletes Should Fear The Heat More Than The Heart Attack A Compromise Deal On Overhauling The VA, But Will It Pass? http://wuwm.com/post/compromise-deal-overhauling-va-will-it-pass <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=A+Compromise+Deal+On+Overhauling+The+VA%2C+But+Will+It+Pass%3F&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA1MjcyMDE0MDEyNzUzOTU1NTMzNmE5NQ010)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:35:00 +0000 David Welna 37087 at http://wuwm.com Sit Down, Plug In And Travel The World Through Sound http://wuwm.com/post/sit-down-plug-and-travel-world-through-sound <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Sit+Down%2C+Plug+In+And+Travel+The+World+Through+Sound&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA5NjA1MTgyMDEzMzk3ODE2ODgwOGQyMQ004)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:35:00 +0000 editor 37086 at http://wuwm.com Brothers Exploit Loopholes In Airbnb, Kickstarter http://wuwm.com/post/brothers-exploit-loopholes-airbnb-kickstarter <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=Brothers+Exploit+Loopholes+In+Airbnb%2C+Kickstarter&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDAwOTkwMDAxMDEyOTc4NzE2OTUxZTE0NA001)"/></div><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 09:45:00 +0000 editor 37080 at http://wuwm.com Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash http://wuwm.com/post/uber-airbnb-under-attack-spain-old-and-new-economies-clash This summer, more people than ever before are booking rooms on Airbnb and using carpooling websites and smartphone apps to get around on vacation. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 08:56:00 +0000 editor 37071 at http://wuwm.com Uber, Airbnb Under Attack In Spain As Old And New Economies Clash IBM And Apple Team Up To Become Tech's New Odd Couple http://wuwm.com/post/ibm-and-apple-team-become-techs-new-odd-couple In a deal that would have been unimaginable 20 years ago, Apple has announced a partnership with IBM. The two companies will work together on a new class of applications for iPads and iPhones, selling Apple devices and IBM software to big businesses. <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=IBM+And+Apple+Team+Up+To+Become+Tech%27s+New+Odd+Couple&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA4NDQ1MjMzMDEzMjA3NzExMTA5OTU5Yw004)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:29:00 +0000 Audie Cornish & Steve Henn 37068 at http://wuwm.com After 5 Weeks Of Haggling, Congress Inks Bipartisan VA Bill http://wuwm.com/post/after-5-weeks-haggling-congress-inks-bipartisan-va-bill <div class="fullattribution">Copyright 2014 NPR. To see more, visit <a href="http://www.npr.org/">http://www.npr.org/</a>.<img src="http://www.google-analytics.com/__utm.gif?utmac=UA-5828686-4&utmdt=After+5+Weeks+Of+Haggling%2C+Congress+Inks+Bipartisan+VA+Bill&utme=8(APIKey)9(MDA3NTY5MTc2MDEzMDY5NDU2MjQ3NDZhOA001)"/></div><p> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:05:00 +0000 Quil Lawrence 37062 at http://wuwm.com