Category Archives: NPR


Jun

26

2017
Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

Secrets Of Breast-Feeding From Global Moms In The Know

Enlarge this image Left to right: mothers from Namibia’s Himba tribe; from Amber, India; and from Washington state. Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; Sarah Wolfe Photography/Getty hide caption toggle caption Jose Luis Trisan/Getty; Hadynyah/Getty; Sarah Wolfe Photography/Getty In many ways, parenting newborns seems instinctual. We see a little baby, and we want to hold her. Snuggle and kiss her. Even just her smell seems magical. Many…

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Jun

25

2017
When Children Are Exposed To Police Violence

When Children Are Exposed To Police Violence

NPR’s Michel Martin speaks with Dr. Carl Bell, a psychiatrist and professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, about children who are exposed to police violence. This follows the release of a video that shows the reaction of a four-year old girl just after the shooting of Philando Castile, an African-American man in Minnesota whose death was livestreamed on Facebook. (LANGUAGE WARNING: This segment…

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Jun

25

2017
Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Message To America: ‘All Children Are Our Children’

Nobel Peace Prize Winner’s Message To America: ‘All Children Are Our Children’

Enlarge this image Kailash Satyarthi receives flowers from school children in Bangalore. Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Manjuanth Kiran/AFP/Getty Images The man who fought to make child labor a crime against humanity came to Washington, D.C., last week with a message for America and its new president. Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his efforts to end child…

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Jun

22

2017
Republicans’ Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Republicans’ Proposed Medicaid Cuts Would Hit Rural Patients Hard

Enlarge this image Pemiscot Memorial, the public hospital in Missouri’s poorest county, depends on Medicaid funding to survive, its CEO says. Bram Sable-Smith/Side Effects Public Media hide caption toggle caption Bram Sable-Smith/Side Effects Public Media For the hundreds of rural U.S. hospitals struggling to stay in business, health policy decisions made in Washington, D.C., this summer could make survival a lot tougher. Since 2010, at…

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Jun

21

2017
Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

Survivors Of Childhood Diseases Struggle To Find Care As Adults

Enlarge this image As a child, Rachael Goldring had multiple open-heart surgeries to treat her congenital heart disease. At 24, she still sees pediatricians because she’s had difficulty finding the right care in adult medicine. Kerry Klein/KVPR hide caption toggle caption Kerry Klein/KVPR Rachael Goldring was born with congenital heart disease. Had she been born a few decades earlier, she probably would have died as…

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Jun

19

2017
A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception

A Good News Story About Diarrhea — With One Surprising Exception

Diarrhea is not only a topic that makes people a bit squeamish, it turns out to be a difficult disease to put into numbers. But two trends are clear, says an author of a new report: The number of deaths from diarrheal diseases is dropping dramatically in low-income countries – and ticking upward in wealthy nations. An infection by E. coli, Cryptosporidium, Shigella or rotavirus,…

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Jun

19

2017
A Couple’s Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

A Couple’s Quest To Stop A Rare Disease Before It Takes One Of Them

Enlarge this image Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare brain disease in 2010, and then learned she had inherited the same genetic mutation. She and her husband, Eric Minikel, went back to school to study the family of illnesses — prion diseases — in the hope of finding a cure for Sonia. Kayana Szymczak for NPR hide caption toggle caption Kayana Szymczak for…

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Jun

19

2017
Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

Amid Measles Outbreak, Italy Makes Childhood Vaccinations Mandatory

Enlarge this image Demonstrators protest against imposition of vaccine requirements in Rome on June 11. A new law requires childhood vaccination against 12 diseases. Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Emma Carpita is just two weeks old. Her parents, Federico and Loredana, have brought the crying infant to her first medical check-up. Dr….

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