Research suggests that African-American and Latino children with autism are diagnosed later in life because of bias on the part of healthcare providers or lack of access among families, among others. (Image credit: Shannon Wright for NPR)
California’s legislature will soon take up a bill requiring doctors to screen new mothers. Many doctors oppose the idea, and similar laws elsewhere haven’t increased the number of moms treated. (Image credit: Courtesy of Wendy Root Askew)
Now that marijuana is legal in more than 20 states, we all may be exposed to more marijuana on the street. Researchers warn that secondhand smoke from pot poses risks to the heart, lungs and arteries. (Image credit: Maren Caruso/Getty Images )
On this week’s Call-In, we hear from listeners about childhood obesity. The epidemic continues to worsen in the U.S. Lulu Garcia-Navarro talks with Dr. David Ludwig of Boston Children’s Hospital.
Pediatrician T. Berry Brazelton revolutionized the way parents interacted with their babies and young children. His career spanned more than half a century and included dozens of books, hundreds of publications and a TV show. He died Tuesday, just shy of his 100th birthday.
Enlarge this image Noah Clayton/Getty Images/Tetra images RF I think it’s fair to say that many parents focus a lot of energy — and worry! — on protecting their small kids from risky situations. But it turns out that integrating limited risk into our kids’ playtime may be taking a step toward healthier child development. This past weekend, reporter Ellen Barry published a piece in…
Enlarge this image Durga, now 21, was married in her northern Indian village at the age of 15. Her father, who forced her into the marriage, has since had a change of heart and is striving to dissolve the union. Swati Vashishtha for NPR hide caption toggle caption Swati Vashishtha for NPR A report released this month by UNICEF has been cause for celebration in…
The Trump administration has advised Idaho that its plan to allow insurance policies that fall short of Obamacare standards could result in penalties for insurers. But another strategy might yet fly. (Image credit: Otto Kitsinger/AP)
Enlarge this image Virginia Del. Kathy Tran often brings her baby to work and has breastfed on the House floor in Richmond. Sarah McCammon/NPR hide caption toggle caption Sarah McCammon/NPR For Kathy Tran, the decision to breastfeed her daughter on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates was simple. “I had a baby that was hungry and I needed to feed her,” Tran says….
Credit: Jay Reed/NPR OK, so maybe you’re one of those people who don’t wash their hands even after going to the bathroom because your dad never did and he never got sick. Or you think a three-second hand scrub is more than enough. Or you squirt on some hand-sanitizer and figure you’ve done your duty. I have some news for you. There’s a new study…