Lauren Silverman appears in the following:
Saturday, July 15, 2017
One in seven men has suffered severe physical violence by an intimate partner. But male victims of domestic violence have a hard time finding safe places to get away from their abusers.
Thursday, July 13, 2017
For the first time, a medically approved birth control app has been certified as a method of contraception. It relies on math, an algorithm and a woman's body temperature to determine fertility.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Giving people who have serious mental illness peer support has proved so helpful that some states are starting to pay these peer specialists to bridge the gap when there aren't enough professionals.
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
An industry has sprung up to make wallets and accessories that block hackers from "skimming" data wirelessly through radio frequency identification. But some experts say there's little need to worry.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Verizon has completed its $4.5 billion purchase of Yahoo, and, as expected, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is resigning. She's turning over control to Tim Armstrong, the former CEO of AOL who is now the head of Oath, a digital media brand that combines the Internet assets of AOL and Yahoo. Verizon sees the acquisition of media content as a way to expand beyond its core wireless business.
Monday, June 12, 2017
Technology and new laws are taking notarizations digital, adding them to the list of things you can do on your phone or computer. However, America's 4 million notaries are split on the idea.
Monday, June 05, 2017
Teenage pregnancy rates have declined across the country, but some parts of Texas have made much less progress on that. Abstinence-only sex ed policies may be one reason why.
Saturday, March 04, 2017
Scientists are learning that some astronauts' eyes change shape after time in space, leading to vision problems. But a sleep sack being developed might offer relief.
Saturday, February 11, 2017
A quarter of doctors practicing in the U.S. went to medical school elsewhere. Many of these physicians practice in parts of this country that the government says need more primary care providers.
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
The agency has decided to leave kratom off its list of highly restricted drugs for now. The DEA is asking for public comment and help from the Food and Drug Administration in evaluating kratom.
Monday, September 12, 2016
The Drug Enforcement Administration is cracking down on a plant that it says is involved in a number of deaths. Advocates say kratom can help treat opioid addiction, which is a far bigger hazard.
Saturday, August 06, 2016
Not everyone outside staring into their phones is searching for Pokémon — some people are looking for actual wildlife. The app iNaturalist is bringing together urban biologists and curious citizens.
Friday, July 29, 2016
Trying to prevent gun violence by tying it to mental health legislation began in 1966 when a young gunman killed 16 people in Austin, Texas. But some believe the approach is misguided.
Monday, July 11, 2016
There are a lot of questions about the robot police used to kill the gunman in Dallas in the early hours of Friday morning. There are questions about how it works, whether it's been used in this way before and whether it's ethical. NPR explains what it was and why it isn't a "killer robot."
Friday, July 08, 2016
Dallas residents and community leaders react to the shootings of police officers during a rally and vigil Thursday evening.
Monday, May 09, 2016
Women scientists get first-author credit on medical studies much less often than their male coauthors. That has career implications and could even be skewing the study of women's health.
Monday, April 25, 2016
They're called doctors of pastoral medicine and tout certificates to prove it. But they don't have real medical degrees, and critics worry that patients don't understand what those titles really mean.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Despite the rollout of the Affordable Care Act, Texas still has 6 million uninsured people, low Medicaid reimbursement rates and narrow choices of doctors and hospitals for many who are insured.
Monday, February 01, 2016
Ben Lecomte wants to be the first person to swim across the Pacific Ocean — a 5,500-mile journey. Doctors will monitor his heart remotely to see how intensive exercise affects this vital muscle.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Texas' open-carry law is now in effect, but many women prefer to keep their weapons concealed. A growing industry is meeting a range of gun fashion needs, from bra holsters to luxury handbags.