Chlorpyrifos has been linked to developmental delays in kids and other side effects. The EPA is fighting a lower court’s ruling that it must ban the pesticide, which farmers say they need. (Image credit: Jim West/Science Source)
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)
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.
Many parents of kids with with life-threatening food allergies live with fear, EpiPen in hand. Some are trying oral immunotherapy, a treatment which can build tolerance to foods like peanuts. (Image credit: Cat Gwynn/Getty Images)
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)
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)
It’s been a year of struggle for Parkland school survivor Annabel Claprood. One year after the mass shooting, she’s no longer at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems. (Image credit: Beth Nakamura for NPR)
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)
Does exercise recovery work? Science writer Christie Aschwanden examines the physiology and effectiveness of sports drinks, protein powders and other products and services in her new book, Good to Go. (Image credit: Hinterhaus Productions/Getty Images)