Emily Vaughn appears in the following:
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, January 09, 2020
Guidelines around the procedures have changed, but physicians' habits haven't, according to a new study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.