Category Archives: NPR


Jan

13

2018
Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem

Helping Strangers May Help Teens’ Self-Esteem

Enlarge this image When teens step out of their comfort zone to help people they don’t know, they feel confident. Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images hide caption toggle caption Hero Images/Getty Images/Hero Images At the start of the new year, parents may encourage their teens to detox from social media, increase exercise, or begin a volunteer project. While kids may bristle at the thought of posting…

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Jan

12

2018
New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult

New Rules May Make Getting And Staying On Medicaid More Difficult

Enlarge this image Seema Verma, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at a White House press conference in May. More people moving off Medicaid, she says, would be a good outcome. NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption NurPhoto/NurPhoto via Getty Images Kentucky got the green light from the federal government Friday to require people who get Medicaid to work. It’s…

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Jan

12

2018
Kentucky Gets OK To Require Work From Medicare Recipients

Kentucky Gets OK To Require Work From Medicare Recipients

Enlarge this image Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, R-Ky., has said he thinks that Medicaid recipients should have “skin in the game.” Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Scott Olson/Getty Images Poor residents in Kentucky will have to work or do volunteer work if they want to keep their Medicaid benefits after the Trump administration on Friday approved the state’s request to add the requirements…

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Jan

12

2018
Scramble Is On To Care For Kids If Insurance Coverage Lapses

Scramble Is On To Care For Kids If Insurance Coverage Lapses

Enlarge this image Ariel Haughton’s children Rose (left), 4, and Javier, 2, are covered by CHIP. Haughton is upset that lawmakers have left CHIP in flux for her two children and millions of kids around the country. Courtesy of Ariel Haughton hide caption toggle caption Courtesy of Ariel Haughton Dr. Mahendra Patel, a pediatric cancer doctor, has begun giving away medications to some of his…

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Jan

09

2018
Rural And City Women A Little Different In Age At First Sex, Number Of Kids

Rural And City Women A Little Different In Age At First Sex, Number Of Kids

Enlarge this image In both urban and rural areas, about 40 percent of women surveyed were currently married to a member of the opposite sex. Only about 30 percent of the rural women of childbearing age had no children, versus roughly 41 percent of urban women. Westend61/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Westend61/Getty Images Where you live — in a city versus a rural area…

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Jan

06

2018
What’s The Difference Between Children’s Books In China And The U.S.?

What’s The Difference Between Children’s Books In China And The U.S.?

Enlarge this image These are some of the books from the study. From left: The Cat That Eats Letters by Ge Jing. The Foolish Old Man Who Removed The Mountain by Cai Feng. The Jar of Happiness by Aisla Burrows. from left: Shandong Education Press; Shanghai people’s Fine Arts Publishing House; Child’s Play International. hide caption toggle caption from left: Shandong Education Press; Shanghai people’s…

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Jan

05

2018
CHIP Funding Could Run Out On Jan. 19 For Some States

CHIP Funding Could Run Out On Jan. 19 For Some States

Enlarge this image The CHIP program provides health coverage to 9 million children from lower-income households that make too much money to qualify for Medicaid. The $2.85 billion Congress allocated in December was supposed to fund CHIP programs in all states through March 31. But federal health officials say it won’t stretch that far. Karl Tapales/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Karl Tapales/Getty Images Some…

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Jan

05

2018
Most Popular World Bank Charts Of 2017: Youth Bulge, Stunting, Disasters

Most Popular World Bank Charts Of 2017: Youth Bulge, Stunting, Disasters

Since 2015, Tariq Khokhar, a data scientist, has been compiling an annual list of top charts from the World Bank. It’s a mix of the group’s most popular research and what’s been trending in the news that year. The list of charts for 2017, co-produced by his colleague Donna Barne, paint a “pretty good” picture of the world, “as most of human progress has been…

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Jan

04

2018
Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend the Bullies

Unlike Humans, Bonobos Shun Helpers And Befriend the Bullies

Enlarge this image Two bonobos play fight at the Lola Ya Bonobo sanctuary in Democratic Republic of Congo in 2012. Emilie Genty/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Emilie Genty/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Even very young babies can tell the difference between someone who’s helpful and someone who’s mean — and lab studies show that babies consistently prefer the helpers. But one…

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Jan

02

2018
Study Finds No Link Between Baby Formula Made From Cow’s Milk And Diabetes Risk

Study Finds No Link Between Baby Formula Made From Cow’s Milk And Diabetes Risk

Enlarge this image Has the protein in cow’s milk gotten a bad rap when it comes to risk of diabetes? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images Could babies be at higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes from drinking formula made from cow’s milk? That idea has been circulating for some time but the evidence has been scant and contradictory. A…

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