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Do You Know What Red Nose Day Is?

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:19:00 -0400

The name may be silly, but Red Nose Day — which is today — has a serious mission. How do charity evaluators size up this campaign?

Many Adults Don't Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:09:00 -0400

Nicotine, heavy metals and tiny particles that can harm the lungs float around in the aerosol from e-cigarettes. But a survey finds many adults don't think secondhand vape is dangerous for children.

Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

Thu, 25 May 2017 09:23:00 -0400

The latest analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says the bill would lead to 23 million fewer people having insurance coverage and would cut the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.

Scientists Develop New Treatment Strategies For Child Psychopaths

Wed, 24 May 2017 16:30:00 -0400

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with writer Barbara Bradley Hagerty about her piece in The Atlantic on the children who are psychopaths, new treatment strategies and the brain science driving it.

Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives — At A Cost

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:43:00 -0400

In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick.

Medical Research, Health Care Face Deep Cuts In Trump Budget

Tue, 23 May 2017 12:00:00 -0400

The administration's proposed budget would cut billions out of health programs at the NIH, CDC and FDA, as well as Medicaid services for children, the elderly and disabled.

Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus 'Baby Boxes' Reduces Bed Sharing

Mon, 22 May 2017 17:39:00 -0400

The two-pronged approach to promoting safe sleep led to a 25 percent drop in the risky practice of bed sharing with babies in the first eight days of life, a study found. But more research is needed.

That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:51:00 -0400

On Saturday, jubilant families were reunited with the daughters who'd been held captive by Boko Haram for three years.

As GOP Tarries On Health Bill, Funding For Children's Health Languishes

Mon, 22 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

The delay in coming up with a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is making it hard for Congress to reauthorize funding for health care for 9 million children through the popular CHIP program.

Is 'Internet Addiction' Real?

Thu, 18 May 2017 05:00:00 -0400

What started out as web surfing by a healthy teen descended into online obsession and isolation. Was it depression, internet addiction or both? Whatever you call it, rehab is now part of the answer.

Ethics Of Aid: Should Donated Health Dollars Go To 'Children First'?

Wed, 17 May 2017 12:53:00 -0400

That's how health aid is now allocated in the developing world. Should more money go to old people with chronic diseases? Our audience shares their views.

How Many Teenagers Die Each Day ... And Why

Tue, 16 May 2017 17:16:00 -0400

A new report from the World Health Organization looks at the causes — and how most of the deaths could be prevented.

Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:23:00 -0400

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed, and we're guzzling much less than before.

Doctors Who Are Moms Say They Face Discrimination At Work

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:27:00 -0400

Female physicians with children say they have almost all experienced discrimination at work because of pregnancy, maternity leave or breast feeding.

Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

Mon, 15 May 2017 04:38:00 -0400

A high school in New Mexico is experimenting with light-shielding lounge chairs where frazzled students can rest. Research suggests it leads to calmer, less anxious teens who do better in school.