Category Archives: NPR


Mar

08

2019
The Left Behind Kids Of Venezuela

The Left Behind Kids Of Venezuela

One or both parents have moved to another country to earn money to send back home at this time of economic crisis. The cash helps — but the kids often suffer from “migratory mourning.” (Image credit: Gustavo Ocando/NPR)


Mar

04

2019
The Unintended Benefits Of Vaccines

The Unintended Benefits Of Vaccines

For decades, scientists have observed an extraordinarily positive side effect among children who received the measles vaccine. Researchers are now finding that other vaccines confer added protections. (Image credit: Alejandro Ernesto/Getty Image)


Mar

03

2019
Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies — And More Calories

Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies — And More Calories

It’s well known that junk food ads on TV can strongly influence what kids want to eat. A study finds social media influencers can have the same effect on kids, but not when it comes to healthy foods. (Image credit: Jessica Lee Photography/Getty Images/Image Source)


Feb

28

2019
States Move To Restrict Parents’ Refusal To Vaccinate Their Kids

States Move To Restrict Parents’ Refusal To Vaccinate Their Kids

In the wake of several big measles outbreaks this winter, there’s a movement among eight states hardest hit to make it more difficult for people to claim nonreligious exemptions to vaccine laws. (Image credit: Courtney Perry/The Washington Post/Getty Images)



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