Last Build Date: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:35:00 -0400Copyright: Copyright 2016 NPR - For Personal Use Only
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:35:00 -0400The most common challenge parents face when looking for child care is the high cost. At an average cost of $10,000 a year, infant child care rivals a year's tuition at a state college or university.
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:14:00 -0400Neuroscientist Cori Bargmann is leading the new Chan Zuckerberg Initiative's $3 billion effort to cure or prevent "all diseases" by the end of this century. She talks about that daunting task.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 17:01:00 -0400The premiums on benchmark plans are increasing by an average of 22 percent in 2017, the government says, but more than 70 percent of people can get one for less than $75 a month after subsidies.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 04:37:00 -0400People with serious disabilities and their caregivers often struggle to find dentists who have the ability and desire to take care of their teeth. Cost is another issue.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Even thirty years after the devastating nuclear accident in Chernobyl, there are still people who call the place home. Filmmaker Holly Morris tells the stories of the mostly elderly women who stayed.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Neuroscientist Jeff Iliff talks about his research, which explores how the brain naturally flushes out toxins during sleep.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400When Dr. Rishi Manchanda worked in a clinic in South Central Los Angeles, he saw that patients were getting sick because of toxic living conditions — so he tried a unique treatment approach.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Ocean advocate Emily Penn has seen first hand how much plastic ends up in the oceans. She explains how the toxins from plastic makes their way into our food chain and how we might be able to stop it.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400Biologist Tyrone Hayes talks about the concerning effects of the herbicide atrazine, which is part of a group of chemicals that are found in everyday food and household products.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:03:00 -0400The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:19:00 -0400President Obama traveled to Florida Thursday to encourage more people to sign up for Obamacare when the enrollment window opens next month. The president's signature health care law has helped cut the uninsured rate to record lows. But it's showing some cracks, and many young people are reluctant to sign up.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 16:14:00 -0400Victims of a shooting or stabbing in Philadelphia may soon become part of a study to figure out what kind of care is better--going straight to a hospital or getting more care at the scene.
Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:23:00 -0400Several U.S. cities have sugary drink taxes on the ballot. As efforts to reduce soda consumption gain traction around the world, critics say the industry is using the tobacco playbook to fight back.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:44:00 -0400Parents look for a place where their child will be loved and happy, but often have to make decisions based on cost and location. Researchers are looking for a rich developmental experience.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:16:00 -0400Toyota announced this year that it's backing the return of the iBOT, which went out of production in 2009. Inventor Dean Kamen says a reboot would include improvements using the latest technology.