Category Archives: NPR


May

26

2017
This 3-Year-Old’s Murder Is Part Of South Africa’s Alarming ‘Epidemic’

This 3-Year-Old’s Murder Is Part Of South Africa’s Alarming ‘Epidemic’

Enlarge this image A photo of Courtney Pieters. The 3-year-old was missing for 9 days, then found in a shallow grave about two-thirds of a mile from her home. She had been raped twice. Apple/Screenshot by NPR hide caption toggle caption Apple/Screenshot by NPR It may not be possible to imagine a more terrible crime. Courtney Pieters, a 3-year-old girl from a suburb of Cape…

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May

25

2017
Do You Know What Red Nose Day Is?

Do You Know What Red Nose Day Is?

Enlarge this image Mindy Kaling is one of many celebrities who have put on a red nose for Red Nose Day, raising the question: Huh, what? NBC Universal hide caption toggle caption NBC Universal May 25 is Red Nose Day in the United States. And millions of people are probably going, “huh, what?” The short explanation: It’s a campaign to raise money to fight child…

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May

25

2017
Many Adults Don’t Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids

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

Enlarge this image Secondhand exposure to vaping poses health risks, according to the Surgeon General. Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Mauro Grigollo/Getty Images/iStockphoto Despite the toxic ingredients commonly found in e-cigarettes and other vaping products, many adults don’t think secondhand e-cigarette aerosol poses a risk to children, according to a report published Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About one-third…

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May

25

2017
Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Bill’s Flaws

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

Enlarge this image Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, left, walks with Vice President Mike Pence and and Rep. Peter Roskam, R-Ill., on Capitol Hill on Monday. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption toggle caption Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Health care groups that represent doctors and patients are warning members of Congress that the House Republicans’ plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act would hurt people who need insurance…

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May

23

2017
Medical Research, Health Care Face Deep Cuts In Trump Budget

Medical Research, Health Care Face Deep Cuts In Trump Budget

Enlarge this image Budget Director Mick Mulvaney holds up a copy of President Donald Trump’s proposed fiscal 2018 federal budget at the White House on Tuesday. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harnik/AP The proposed budget unveiled Tuesday by the Trump administration doubles down on major cuts to biomedical research, fighting infectious disease outbreaks, health care for the poor, elderly and disabled, and prevention…

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May

22

2017
Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus ‘Baby Boxes’ Reduces Bed Sharing

Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus ‘Baby Boxes’ Reduces Bed Sharing

Enlarge this image Keyshla Rivera smiles at her newborn son Jesus as registered nurse Christine Weick demonstrates a baby box before her discharge from Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia in 2016. All mothers who deliver at the hospital receive a box, which functions as a bassinet, in an effort to reduce unsafe sleep practices. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption toggle caption Matt Rourke/AP Giving new moms…

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May

22

2017
That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

Awa Yirma (left) sobbed hysterically when her parents didn’t show up on time. She was afraid they had died. It turned out they were late because their vehicle had broken down. And there was an ecstatic mother-daughter reunion. Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR hide caption toggle caption Ofeibea Quist-Arcton/NPR Picture a kaleidoscope of color and a medley of vivid African print cloth surging forward amid screams and weeping…

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May

22

2017
As GOP Tarries On Health Bill, Funding For Children’s Health Languishes

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

Enlarge this image The federal CHIP program funds health care for almost 9 million children. Terry Vine/Blend Images/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Terry Vine/Blend Images/Getty Images Back in January, Republicans boasted they would deliver a “repeal and replace” bill for the Affordable Care Act to President Donald Trump’s desk by the end of the month. In the interim, that bravado has faded as their…

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