Aug

01

2019
How little we know: Experts document the lack of research on youth firearm injury

How little we know: Experts document the lack of research on youth firearm injury

A national team has just published the largest-ever examination of the state of research on all aspects of youth firearm injury – whether intentional, unintentional or self-inflicted. The bottom-line conclusion: Far more research, and better research, is needed on children, teens and the prevention and aftermath of firearm injuries and deaths. If translated into action, such new knowledge could help reduce death and injury rates,…

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Aug

01

2019
A Ray Of Hope For The Children Of Sex Workers

A Ray Of Hope For The Children Of Sex Workers

The New Light shelter in Kolkata offers a safe home. Founder Urmi Basu was inspired by a walk through the city’s red light district. This year, she was given India’s highest civilian honor for women. (Image credit: Windsor Johnston/ NPR)


Jul

29

2019
Irritating Compounds Discovered In ‘Vape Juice’

Irritating Compounds Discovered In ‘Vape Juice’

Research chemists who analyzed a number of flavored e-liquids found that some ingredients combine on the shelf to create “acetals” — compounds likely to irritate or inflame airways when inhaled. (Image credit: Gabby Jones/Bloomberg via Getty Images)


Jul

29

2019
The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

The ‘blowfish effect’: Children learn new words like adults do

Even 3- to 5-year-olds know what typical dogs and fish look like — and they apply that knowledge when they hear new words. Researchers found that when children encounter new nouns, they use what they know about these objects to help them figure out what these words mean, a type of sophisticated reasoning thought to develop much later.


Jul

26

2019
How To Bring Cancer Care To The World’s Poorest Children

How To Bring Cancer Care To The World’s Poorest Children

For children in developing countries, cancer care is largely out of reach. But new research is challenging assumptions that it’s too costly and complicated. (Image credit: Kateryna Kon/Science Photo Library/Getty Images)



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