Last Build Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:12:00 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:12:00 -0500Parents have to weigh a lot of factors in deciding whether their kid should get a sick day. But day care centers may make the decision for you — and their rules are not always evidence based.
Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:06:00 -0500Researchers from the University of Oregon wanted to know if the emotional response to the image translated into greater charitable support for Syrian refugees.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 17:50:00 -0500The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine sorted through 10,000 studies to determine the good and bad health effects of marijuana. Tight drug restrictions impede research, they say.
Thu, 12 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500A new analysis of U.S. health insurance claims is worrisome, pediatricians say: More and more young people are being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and sleep apnea.
Wed, 11 Jan 2017 15:32:00 -0500In Nigeria, the food crisis is so severe that when MSF sees families to treat disease or provide vaccinations, they're starting to distribute food as well.
Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:01:00 -0500Taking folic acid while pregnant reduces the risk of birth defects. But there may not be enough of the vitamin in enriched grain products, a federal advisory panel says.
Sat, 07 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500Now she knows they can. Mireille Kamariza, who grew up in Burundi, is a graduate student at Stanford, working on a promising new test to detect the TB bacteria.
Thu, 05 Jan 2017 14:24:00 -0500From birth through age 30 or so, our ability to recognize faces keeps improving, research shows. At first, kids discern adult faces better than other kids' mugs. Not so after adolescence.
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:27:00 -0500Ninety young Syrian refugees are teaming up with neuroscientists in Leipzig to figure out the quickest and best way to teach German as a second language. Vocabulary first, or grammar early on, too?
Tue, 03 Jan 2017 07:00:00 -0500In much of the U.S., demand for licensed infant care outstrips supply. Parents face lengthy waitlists, hefty waitlist fees, and few good options when returning to work after the birth of a baby.
Mon, 02 Jan 2017 00:02:00 -0500Researchers who surveyed 244 shops across the U.S. found that, despite label warnings, two thirds would recommend the dietary supplement to a 15-year-old football player trying to gain muscle.
Sun, 01 Jan 2017 05:00:00 -0500In 2016, scientists combined the genes of three people in an effort to make a baby free of an inherited disease. But the process doesn't wipe out all faulty mitochondria, and could pose new risks.
Fri, 30 Dec 2016 11:00:00 -0500Puerto Rico has experienced many more cases of Zika virus than the continental U.S. But health and educational services are scarce on the islands for children born with disabilities.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 15:00:00 -0500President-elect Donald Trump hasn't said much about food and farm policy or named his choices for top food-related jobs. But the coming years will likely see profound battles over food and nutrition.
Sat, 24 Dec 2016 07:00:00 -0500Images of children dominate the winners of this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, now on display at London's National Portrait Gallery.