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What Today's Headlines About Famine Get Wrong

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 15:14:00 -0500

Maybe you've heard that world hunger is at crisis levels — and climate change is largely to blame. A new book argues otherwise.



Repeated Head Hits, Not Just Concussions, May Lead To A Type Of Chronic Brain Damage

Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:01:00 -0500

Scientists believe they have solid evidence that repeated direct hits to the head can cause the degenerative brain disease seen in some athletes, even if there are no signs of concussion.



Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:00:00 -0500

A federally funded experimental program is partnering with a Latino grocery chain to reward people who use their food stamps to put more fresh produce on their tables.



A Mom Fights To Get An Education For Her Deaf Daughters

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

There were no schools for the deaf near her village in India. And she had to stand up to the bias against deafness — and the use of sign language.



Illinois Judge Allows 11-Year-Old Girl To Use Medical Marijuana At School

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 13:42:38 -0500

Medical marijuana is legal in 29 states, but only a handful have allowed students to use their legal prescriptions in school.



Helping Strangers May Help Teens' Self-Esteem

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 07:01:00 -0500

Adolescents are under more pressure than ever, and many suffer from depression and anxiety. But new research suggests that volunteering to help strangers makes them feel better about themselves.



New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 17:12:00 -0500

Indiana is one of the states poised to get permission to require Medicaid recipients to work. Advocates say work requirements may be good politics but they're bad policy.



Kentucky Gets OK To Require Work From Medicaid Recipients

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:57:00 -0500

The move comes one day after the Trump administration said it would let states add work requirements to their Medicaid programs, which provide health coverage for people with low incomes.



Scramble Is On To Care For Kids If Insurance Coverage Lapses

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 05:01:00 -0500

Doctors are telling families to refill prescriptions now. Other physicians are giving away drugs to make sure patients have enough if the Children's Health Insurance Program goes unfunded.



Rural And City Women A Little Different In Age At First Sex, Number Of Kids

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:36:00 -0500

In a recent national survey, nearly 80 percent of women living in rural areas reported having experienced sexual intercourse by age 18, compared with 68.6 percent of women in cities.



What's The Difference Between Children's Books In China And The U.S.?

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 07:00:00 -0500

How much can you tell about a country from its children's books? Some psychology researchers decided to find out.



CHIP Funding Could Run Out On Jan. 19 For Some States

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:35:00 -0500

A fiscal patch that Congress approved last month isn't big enough to keep the Children's Health Insurance Program afloat, according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services.



Most Popular World Bank Charts Of 2017: Youth Bulge, Stunting, Disasters

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:20:00 -0500

These interactive charts, says a World Bank data scientist, paint a "pretty good" picture of the world.



Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend The Bullies

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 12:02:00 -0500

Given a choice, bonobos tend to prefer people who act like jerks and dominate. That's very different than humans, who even as infants consistently prefer people who are cooperative and not mean.



Study Finds No Link Between Baby Formula Made From Cow's Milk And Diabetes Risk

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 11:09:00 -0500

Researchers found children fed formula with whole-milk proteins had no greater risk for developing Type 1 diabetes than those fed formula containing broken-down proteins.