Category Archives: NPR


Feb

25

2019
Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

Research suggests the more of your childhood that is spent surrounded by green spaces, the lower your risk of developing mental illness in adulthood, whether in the city or the country. (Image credit: MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN/AFP/Getty Images)


Feb

24

2019
A Democratic Case For Universal Child Care

A Democratic Case For Universal Child Care

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently announced her plan for affordable, universal childcare. Columnist Katha Pollit tells NPR’s Michel Martin why universal childcare should top the Democratic agenda.


Feb

20

2019
A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up

A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up

A mother in Greenville, S.C., was startled by how many parents were opting not to immunize their kids, so she started her own group to counter misinformation about childhood vaccinations. (Image credit: Alex Olgin/WFAE)


Feb

18

2019
Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer

Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer

Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon. (Image credit: Adrienne Grunwald for NPR)


Feb

13

2019
Medical Anthropologist Explores ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’

Medical Anthropologist Explores ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’

Families learn to be skeptical about vaccines in communities where incomplete vaccination is the norm. A researcher into the phenomenon found that people are ready to listen, if they’re heard, too. (Image credit: Karl Tapales/Getty Images)



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