Category Archives: NPR


Apr

21

2018
When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

When Teens Cyberbully Themselves

In this latest form of self-harming behavior, adolescents anonymously post mean or derogatory comments about themselves on social media, as a way of managing feelings of sadness or self-loathing. (Image credit: Jasmin Merdan/Getty Images)


Apr

19

2018
Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn’t an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead. (Image credit: Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR)


Apr

18

2018
Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development. (Image credit: Power and Syred/Science Photo Library/Getty Images)



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