Emily Vaughn


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Short Wave Celebrates Black Excellence In Science

Friday, February 28, 2020

To close out Black History Month, Short Wave is highlighting just a few of the many incredible black scientists we've featured so far on the show.


Wuhan Coronavirus 101: What We Do — And Don't — Know About A Newly Identified Disease

Friday, January 24, 2020

The virus was identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, and the number of confirmed cases is rapidly increasing. Here's what we do — and don't — know about coronavirus 2019-nCoV.


Menopause Can Start Younger Than You Think: Here's What You Need To Know

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Would you recognize the signs that your body is going through the big hormonal changes that lead to menopause? Here's what to look for — and what you can do about it.


Teen Girls Don't Need Routine Pelvic Exams. Why Are Doctors Doing So Many?

Thursday, January 09, 2020

Guidelines around the procedures have changed, but physicians' habits haven't, according to a new study.


7 Women's Health Topics We Need To Talk About In 2020

Thursday, January 02, 2020

Shame and taboo have kept many issues affecting women's bodies from getting the attention they deserve. Women are ready to start new conversations about their health.


Start Fresh: 6 Tips For Emotional Well-Being In 2020

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Joy can be cultivated. Hostility often masks depression. As one year ends and another begins, these six insights and tips from psychologists offer hope for a good new year.


Global Women Who Took A Stand In 2019: From An Ebola Doc To 2 Beauty Queens

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

We profiled women who were on the front lines of social change this year — from a doctor fighting Ebola in Congo amid gunfire to two forthright beauty queens.


Black Med Students At Former Slave Quarters Say 'This Is About Resiliency'

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Tulane University medical students visited a former plantation last week to take a photo that's going viral. "We were embodying the strength of the people who lived on those grounds," a student says.


Menstrual Huts Are Illegal In Nepal. So Why Are Women Still Dying In Them?

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Nepali police recently made their first-ever arrest for the outlawed practice of banishing women to huts during their periods. But advocates say legal measures aren't enough to keep women safe.


A Kid In A Refugee Camp Thought Video Games Fell From Heaven. Now He Makes Them

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Lual Mayen grew up in a camp in Uganda. Now he's the award-winning CEO of a game development company in Washington, D.C., that has just released 'Salaam' — a game about refugees and peace.


'Extend A Little Grace' — Navigating Food Allergies And Sensitivities At Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

When one person's treasured family recipe is another person's edible assault weapon, setting the menu for a holiday meal can be a struggle. Here's how to take the stress out of food discussions.


Antarctic Research Takes The Cake In These Science-Inspired Confections

Friday, November 22, 2019

A former sous chef at Antarctica's McMurdo Station is making cakes inspired by her colleagues' research projects. She says cake can be a gateway to conversations people might otherwise shy away from.


Opioid Addiction In Jails: An Anthropologist's Perspective

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

In Getting Wrecked: Women, Incarceration, and the American Opioid Crisis, a Rikers Island doctor says drug treatment in U.S. jails and prisons is often shaped by societal prejudice, not science.


The Science Of Scary: Why It's So Fun To Be Freaked Out

Friday, November 01, 2019

When it comes to hair-raising experiences, why do some of us cower while others can't get enough? Ken Carter, an expert on adrenaline junkies, reveals what makes them tick.


Measles Virus May Wipe Out Immune Protection For Other Diseases

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Another reason not to skip the measles vaccine: A measles infection may cause lasting harm to the immune system, research finds, making patients more vulnerable to other diseases.


'Eat Joy': Top Authors Serve Up Recipes That Gave Them Comfort In Dark Times

Thursday, October 31, 2019

In a new book of essays, writers such as Claire Messud and Edwidge Danticat share stories of surviving dark times and the foods entwined with those memories. Think of it as a cathartic dinner party.


How Undercover Journalists Exposed West Africa's 'Sex For Grades' Scandal

Friday, October 25, 2019

Professors at prominent universities in Ghana and Nigeria were caught on camera by the BBC asking their students for sexual favors.


More LOLs, Fewer Zzzs: Teens May Be Losing Sleep Over Social Media

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Research yet again shows teens are glued to their phones to an unhealthy degree. In fact, they may be choosing social media over sleep. But maybe it's not all sad face, researchers say.


The Placebo Effect Works And You Can Catch It From Your Doctor

Monday, October 21, 2019

Doctor-patient interactions can make a big difference to the effectiveness of treatments. In a new study, even a fake pain treatment helped when doctors believed it was real.


PHOTOS: Why Lynsey Addario Has Spent 10 Years Covering Maternal Mortality

Saturday, October 19, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist, known for her work in war zones, turns to a topic that is often shied away from: the risks women face when giving birth.