Category Archives: NPR


Feb

02

2018
Budget Delays Bring Uncertainty To Health Programs For The Needy

Budget Delays Bring Uncertainty To Health Programs For The Needy

Enlarge this image Matilde Gonzalez (left) and Cesar Calles, hold their son, Cesar Julian Calles, 10-months old, as he was immunized against flu shot in January at Sea Mar Community Health Center in Seattle. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption toggle caption Ted S. Warren/AP With the clock ticking on the current stopgap bill that funds the federal government through Feb. 8, Congress is steeling itself…

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Feb

01

2018
A 13th Child Is Raped And Murdered — And A Pakistani City Is Up In Arms

A 13th Child Is Raped And Murdered — And A Pakistani City Is Up In Arms

Enlarge this image Images of Zainab are strung outside her home in Kasur. The message on the poster: “Protest. Protest. Protest. Daughter Zainab, we are ashamed. But if not now, then never. Zainab, in light of your martyrdom, we will seek accountability for all similar events in the past. We will not rest without that.” Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption toggle caption Diaa Hadid/NPR In January,…

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Feb

01

2018
Indiana’s Brand Of Medicaid Drops 25,000 People For Failure To Pay Premiums

Indiana’s Brand Of Medicaid Drops 25,000 People For Failure To Pay Premiums

Enlarge this image Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced in 2015 that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services had approved the state’s waiver to experiment with Medicaid requirements. Michael Conroy/AP hide caption toggle caption Michael Conroy/AP As the Trump administration moves to give states more flexibility in running Medicaid, advocates for the poor are keeping a close eye on Indiana to see whether such conservative…

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Jan

30

2018
Teenagers Are Still Eating Tide Pods, But Don’t Expect A Product Redesign

Teenagers Are Still Eating Tide Pods, But Don’t Expect A Product Redesign

Enlarge this image Tide detergent pods, from Procter & Gamble, are seen at a Safeway store in Wheaton, Md., in 2015. The pace of poisonings in the so-called Tide Pods Challenge is continuing to grow. Gary Cameron/Reuters hide caption toggle caption Gary Cameron/Reuters If you’ve never seen it, a Tide Pod looks like a little rounded packet, white with two separate swirls of blue and…

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Jan

30

2018
What’s the 5-Year-Survival Rate For Cancer Patients Around The World?

What’s the 5-Year-Survival Rate For Cancer Patients Around The World?

Enlarge this image Chemotherapy has made a tremendous difference in survival rates for children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, the most common type of childhood cancer. FatCamera/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption FatCamera/Getty Images What happens after a cancer diagnosis? That’s the question investigated by a study published by the CONCORD program on cancer survival published on Tuesday in The Lancet. The study looks at patient…

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Jan

29

2018
Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder

Got Your Flu Shot Yet? Consider This A Reminder

Enlarge this image A review of the evidence suggests that alerting people — by text, phone call or other method — when they’re due or overdue to get a particular vaccination can boost immunization rates. Mladen Zivkovic/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mladen Zivkovic/Getty Images Marian Smith somehow missed getting a flu shot this year, which is unlike her — in the past, she always…

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Jan

29

2018
Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby?

Is Smoking Pot While Pregnant Safe For The Baby?

Enlarge this image Andria Smith (left) with her daughter Delilah Smith (center) and Jenna Sauter’s son, Maverick Hawkins, in Nevada City, Calif. The mothers are both members of the FaceBook group “Pot Smoking Moms Who Cuss Sometimes.” Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption toggle caption Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News Two-year old Maverick Hawkins sits on a red plastic car in his grandmother’s living room in…

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Jan

27

2018
Rare Disease Finds Fertile Ground In Rohingya Refugee Camps

Rare Disease Finds Fertile Ground In Rohingya Refugee Camps

Enlarge this image Patients are treated at the Samaritan’s Purse diphtheria clinic in Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption toggle caption Allison Joyce for NPR Diphtheria poses one more threat to already beleaguered Rohingya refugees. The outbreak started in the sprawling camps in Bangladesh in November soon after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya arrived. It appeared to…

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Jan

27

2018
No Car, No Care? Medicaid Transport Program Faces Cuts In Some States

No Car, No Care? Medicaid Transport Program Faces Cuts In Some States

Enlarge this image Donavan Dunn is trained to drive fragile Medicaid patients like Maddie Holt of Everett, Wash., to health appointments. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption toggle caption Heidi de Marco/KHN Unable to walk or talk, barely able to see or hear, 5-year-old Maddie Holt of Everett, Wash., waits in her wheelchair for a ride to the hospital. The 27-pound girl is dressed in polka-dot…

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Jan

25

2018
How Save The Children Is Coping After Attack That Killed 4 Staffers In Afghanistan

How Save The Children Is Coping After Attack That Killed 4 Staffers In Afghanistan

Enlarge this image Afghan security personnel arrive after an attack on the office of Save the Children in Jalalabad, Afghanistan. AP hide caption toggle caption AP On Wednesday, an attack on a Save the Children office in eastern Afghanistan left four employees dead and four more injured. Afghanistan’s Tolo news service, said a suicide bomber in a car detonated outside of the Jalalabad office yesterday…

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