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Maanvi Singh

Maanvi Singh appears in the following:

The NPR Ed Mailbag: Tests, Proficiency, George Bush And No Child Left Behind

Thursday, October 16, 2014

No opinion left behind on No Child Left Behind.

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Eating Comfort Foods May Not Be So Comforting After All

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

It's tempting to seek out the mac and cheese or a pint of ice cream after a terrible, horrible, no good day. But fresh research suggests such comfort foods might not be mood boosters after all.

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Long-Term Birth Control Works Best For Teens, Pediatricians Say

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

When given their choice of contraceptives for free, almost three-quarters of sexually active teenage girls chose long-acting options like the IUD or hormonal implants, a study finds.

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Hearing That Things Can Change Helps Teens Dodge Depression

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

High schoolers are vulnerable to depression. Telling teenagers that people and circumstances can change and things will get better helps reduce the risk of depressive symptoms, a study finds.

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Scientists Step Up Food Fraud Efforts Following Horse Meat Scandal

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The latest report in response to the horse meat scandal of 2013 reminds us that the potential for fraud in the food supply is high. But scientists are working to predict and prevent the next incident.

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Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Do you want to be a lab rat? That's what teenagers are doing when they smoke marijuana, the state of Colorado says. But since hard evidence of marijuana's harms is scanty, it may be a tough sell.

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Newly Crowned Miss America Felt Helpless Against Domestic Violence

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Pageant contestants often pick feel-good issues for their platform topics. Miss New York chose domestic violence because she lived it. There are many reasons why women stay with an abuser, she says.

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Make Way For Ambulances: They're Stuck In Bangalore Traffic

Friday, September 12, 2014

The Indian city is a busy high-tech hub with crowded roads. Ambulances get tied up in traffic along with everyone else. Clever thinkers are coming up with solutions. Motorcycle ambulance, anyone?

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You Can Buy Happiness, If It's An Experience

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Experiences tend to make people happier than material possessions, research shows. And looking forward to an experience like a concert can feel much better than awaiting the latest smartphone release.

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Homer Simpson's Visit To Bangalore Makes Us Go 'D'Oh!'

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Simpsons goes to Bangalore at 4 a.m. ET Friday, as part of the marathon on FXX. Clearly, the writers did not visit this high-tech-loving Indian city.

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Science Crowns Mozzarella The King Of Pizza Cheese

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Why do some cheeses melt and caramelize better than others? Researchers used high-tech cameras and special software to figure it out.

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Depressed Teens May Need Extra Support To Stick With Treatment

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Enlisting parents to make sure teens get counseling is a start, but a lot of families need more support, research suggests. Even finding the right therapist can be daunting.

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What Kids' Drawings Say About Their Future Thinking Skills

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

There's a link between how children draw at age 4 and how well they perform on intelligence tests at age 14, researchers say.

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Has Health Law Helped Young People Get Mental Health Treatment? Maybe

Friday, August 15, 2014

The Affordable Care Act has allowed many young adults to stay on their parents' insurance. A study suggests the coverage may be helping more of them get treatment for mental health issues.

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Beneath These Masks Is An Artist Conflicted By Junk Food

Thursday, August 14, 2014

James Ostrer slathered himself and a few friends with cream cheese and then piled candy, doughnuts and fries on top. As he photographed these human sculptures, he found a sort of catharsis.

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A Life Of Anxiety Documented

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

John Keedy used to be uncomfortable talking about his problems with anxiety, but not anymore. He hopes his series of photos will help others with mental illness see that they're not alone.

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Brief Counseling May Not Help With Most Drug Problems

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Studies show that a chat with a doctor during a routine checkup can sometimes be enough to curb problem drinking. But the model doesn't work as well with problem drug use.

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Why U.S. Hospitals Are Testing People For Ebola Virus

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has ordered health care providers to test recent travelers at risk for Ebola virus. So far none of those tests have come up positive.

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Before 'Freedom Summer,' A Wave Of Violence Largely Forgotten

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

The killings of three civil rights activists in 1964 put pressure on Washington to fight racial terror in the South. But there were countless lesser-known attacks, like the one on Richard Joe Butler.

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Breast-Feeding Is Still Difficult For Many Moms

Friday, August 01, 2014

Access to lactation specialists is slowly improving in the U.S., according to a CDC survey. And that can help many women who want to breast-feed stick with it longer, health officials say.

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