Last Build Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:20 -0500Copyright: Copyright 2017 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 05:00:20 -0500More dads are getting involved with parenting, but the resources to help them are much slimmer than those available for moms.
Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:00:19 -0500The one-legged orphan in Liberia had figured out how to use a crutch as an improvised prosthetic leg. But he wanted the real deal.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:31:00 -0500An analysis finds that if you're deficient in vitamin D, taking a supplement might cut your risk of respiratory infections. But there's disagreement on what's considered deficient.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 17:03:00 -0500For decades, scientists suspected that the parasite responsible for river blindness might be causing a rare form of epilepsy. Now they have evidence.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 12:01:00 -0500The National Academy of Medicine and National Academy of Sciences say a long-standing taboo on editing human genes could be lifted — even if the changes can be carried through to future generations.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:30:00 -0500A study tracking depression rates among U.S. teens from 2005 to 2014 finds an increase — especially among girls. A steady diet of harsh judgments from social media may play a role, researchers say.
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:55:00 -0500About a quarter of adults who think their hearing is fine actually have some hearing loss, according to the CDC. And many of them are in their 20s. Activities of daily living are often to blame.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 16:47:00 -0500"These numbers are shocking, they are tragic and they are indefensible," says a church representative. More than 4,400 people reported allegations of abuse at more than 1,000 different institutions.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:13:00 -0500Efforts to stop the practice have focused on health risks. And yet it remains widespread. A new study may explain why.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 04:38:00 -0500With drug prices climbing, you may be tempted to keep unused pills and cough syrups past their expiration date. Don't do it, pharmacists warn. And get all medicine out of the bathroom cabinet now.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 16:59:00 -0500Students from 11 business programs around the U.S. came together to see who could make the best business plan to address infant mortality in Nigeria.
Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:12:00 -0500You'd think it would be a simple matter of looking at a few genes from Mom and Dad. But scientists say they've already found more than 700 variants that affect height and are still counting.
Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:06:00 -0500Scanning people at risk for lung cancer finds many nodules that aren't cancerous but prompt more procedures, a study at the VA finds. A small number of people did get their cancer diagnosed early on.
Thu, 26 Jan 2017 14:14:00 -0500Girls are less likely to identify their own gender as brilliant than boys are, even at age 5. One question is whether it's the girls who need to change their thinking about innate intelligence.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 15:54:00 -0500Arizona has one of the highest rates of uninsured kids in the U.S. The federal health law put a dent in those numbers, but child advocates fear any gains will disappear if the law is repealed.