The Food and Drug Administration said teen vaping has reached epidemic proportions, prompting more than 1,300 warning letters to stores selling e-cigarettes to kids and an ultimatum to four companies. (Image credit: Steven Senne/AP)
Monsoon floods won’t stop these kids from going to school in Bangladesh — especially if the school comes to the student! (Image credit: Mahmud Hossain Opu for NPR)
Research on the brains of barn owls suggests that attention problems like ADHD may involve a brain circuit that usually helps us ignore distractions. (Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)
A new study indicates that adolescents who experience back pain more frequently are also more likely to smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, and report problems like anxiety and depression.
In Pakistan’s port city, gangs siphon off water from government pipes and resell it to residents. Surprisingly, the municipal water board is now partnering with the mafia to distribute it. (Image credit: Diaa Hadid/NPR)
Why do children throw up so often and so colorfully? When should parents be worried? All your childhood vomit questions answered. (Image credit: Image Source/Getty Images/Image Source)
Research shows that the total amount of rare mutations — deletions, duplications, or other changes to the DNA sequence — in a person’s genome can explain why individuals with a disease-associated mutation can have vastly different symptoms.
The importance of grandmothers in the lives of their grandchildren has changed. The shared lifetime between grandmothers and their grandchildren has a fundamental effect on how grandparents and grandchildren influence each other. A study conducted by biologists, based on Finnish parish registers, indicates that, in this agrarian society, the shared lifetime of grandchildren and their grandmothers was short.
Relax: The digital age is not wrecking your kid’s brain.
It’s not mind control. But researchers think your opinions of others can have a surprising influence on their actions. (Image credit: Francesca Catteneo for NPR)