Lauren Silverman

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More Domestic Violence Shelters For Men Opening

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.


Mobile App Designed To Prevent Pregnancy Gets EU Approval

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.


In Texas, People With Mental Illness Are Finding Work Helping Peers

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.


There Are Plenty Of RFID-Blocking Products, But Do You Need Them?

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.


Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Resigns As Verizon Completes $4.5 Billion Purchase

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.


Notaries Are Starting To Put Down The Stamp And Pick Up A Webcam

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.


In Texas, Abstinence-Only Programs May Contribute To Teen Pregnancies

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.


Doctor Launches Vision Quest To Help Astronauts' Eyeballs

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.


Trump Travel Ban Spotlights U.S. Dependence On Foreign-Born Doctors

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.


Kratom Gets Reprieve From Drug Enforcement Administration

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.


Kratom Advocates Speak Out Against Proposed Government Ban

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.


The App That Aims To Gamify Biology Has Amateurs Discovering New Species

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.


Gun Violence And Mental Health Laws, 50 Years After Texas Tower Sniper

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.


Robot Used By Dallas Police To Kill Gunman Sparks Debate

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."


Dallas Residents Process Deadly Shootings Of Police Officers

Friday, July 08, 2016

Dallas residents and community leaders react to the shootings of police officers during a rally and vigil Thursday evening.


Top Medical Journals Give Women Researchers Short Shrift

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.


Pastoral Medicine Credentials Raise Questions In Texas

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.


In Texas, Uneven Expansion Of Obamacare Sows Frustration

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.


Can Extreme Exercise Hurt Your Heart? Swim The Pacific To Find Out

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.


Gun-Toting Women Give Rise To Firearms Fashion Accessories

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.