Category Archives: NPR


Apr

21

2018
When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media, as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing. (Image credit: Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images)


Apr

19

2018
Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn’t an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead. (Image credit: Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR)


Apr

18

2018
Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development. (Image credit: Power and Syred/Science Photo Library/Getty Images)


Apr

09

2018
Children Face The Greatest Danger From Chemical Weapons

Children Face The Greatest Danger From Chemical Weapons

The effects of such weapons are more devastating for a number of reasons. And if children survive, they suffer from the trauma of the attack for far more years because they have more years to live. (Image credit: Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)


Apr

06

2018
Peggy Orenstein: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?

Peggy Orenstein: How Should We Talk To Our Kids About Sex?

Author Peggy Orenstein warns if parents don’t educate kids about sex — the media will. She says that leads to risky behavior — and keeps young women from expecting equality in sexual relationships. (Image credit: Marla Aufmuth/TED)



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