Jan

16

2018

Coming Soon: Conception

There is no singular experience of becoming a mother. Our video series brings you first-person accounts of love, regret, doubt and strength.


Jan

16

2018
Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable

Food Stamp Program Makes Fresh Produce More Affordable

Enlarge this image Rebeca Gonzalez says she can now afford to buy pomegranates for her family in Garden Grove, Calif., because of the extra money she receives through Más Fresco, a food stamp incentive program for purchasing produce. Courtney Perkes/Kaiser Health News hide caption toggle caption Courtney Perkes/Kaiser Health News Rebeca Gonzalez grew up eating artichokes from her grandmother’s farm in the central Mexican state…

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Jan

15

2018
Preterm babies may suffer setbacks in auditory brain development, speech

Preterm babies may suffer setbacks in auditory brain development, speech

Preterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy are likely to experience delays in the development of the auditory cortex, a brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound, a new study reveals. Such delays are associated with speech and language impairments at age 2, the researchers found.


Jan

15

2018
Impact of relatedness on grandmothers’ desire to care for their grandchildren

Impact of relatedness on grandmothers’ desire to care for their grandchildren

Historically, grandmothers have been important to their grandchildren, and the help provided by grandmothers has increased grandchild survival during the times of high child mortality. However, there have been signs that in many populations, the impact of maternal grandmothers and paternal grandmothers on their grandchildren has been different. A recent study shows that X-chromosome relatedness between grandmothers and their grandchildren did not affect grandchild survival…

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Jan

14

2018
A Mom Fights To Get An Education For Her Deaf Daughters

A Mom Fights To Get An Education For Her Deaf Daughters

Enlarge this image Rima Prajapati with daughters (from left) Jhoti, Aarti and Sangeeta. Jhoti and Aarti were both born deaf. Rima moved her daughters from their village to Mumbai so they could attend a school for the deaf. Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni for NPR hide caption toggle caption Kate Petcosky-Kulkarni for NPR In a country with over 28 national languages, Jhoti Prajapati did not speak at all….

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