A former official in the civil rights office says the unit seems afraid to offend U.S. Customs and Border Protection and ICE. Meanwhile, the complaints of abuses of families continue to pile up. (Image credit: Susan Ferriss/Center for Public Integrity)
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,…
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)
New research shows that young children have a negative reaction to beards, but that changes as they get older. Children with bearded fathers did feel more warmly toward facial hair. (Image credit: Maskot/Getty Images)
Researchers have found that students who feel a greater sense of belonging with their peers, family and school community are less likely to become bullies.
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)
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.
Babies show empathy for a bullied victim at only six months of age, according to researchers.
They work with patients to decide when genetic testing is appropriate, interpret test results and counsel families on the ways hereditary diseases might impact them. A trusting relationship is key. (Image credit: Karen Santos for NPR)
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)