Maanvi Singh

Maanvi Singh appears in the following:

Perfect Pumpkin Pie: One Woman's Quest For Custard, Crust — And Glory

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Great pumpkin pie is elusive. You could end up with a soggy crust or a grainy filling. For months, reporter Maanvi Singh has been on a journey to learn the art and science of the ideal pie.


Yemen Has A Glimmer Of Hope Amid War, Malnutrition, Malaria

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Fighters on both sides of the civil conflict in Yemen are enjoying a seven-day respite from months of violent conflict. And that cease-fire means it's a very busy week for health workers around the country, scrambling to take advantage of this sliver of peace and bring medical aid to areas ...


Most Of The World's Cancer Cases Are Now In Developing Countries

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

The world has made a big commitment in recent years to treat and prevent infectious diseases like tuberculosis, AIDS and malaria. But another threat to global health is on the rise: Cancer rates are going up in the developing world.

The majority of cancer cases — 57 percent — now ...


The World Is A Safer Place — Except Where It's Not

Friday, December 04, 2015

And now, some heartening news in the global health world: Injuries are down by a pretty big chunk.

"Injury" in this case encompasses everything from car accidents and falls to suicides and gunshot wounds. Since 1990, the world has managed to cut down the number deaths and disabilities caused by ...


In Syria, Health Care Workers Are The Heroes — And The Targets

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Over 300 hospitals and clinics have been hit with bombs and missiles. Nearly 700 medical workers have been killed. Only Syrian President Bashar Assad has the air power to conduct these attacks.


We Know China Has Ghost Cities, But Where Are They Hiding?

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Built it and they didn't come.

That could be the motto for China's infamous "ghost cities" — vast housing complexes that were frantically erected over the past decade but remain largely uninhabited.

For years, the real estate market in China has been booming. Chinese laws allow city governments to cheaply ...


In An Email, Hillary Clinton Once Wrote: 'Plumpy'Nut?' Plumpy What?

Thursday, November 05, 2015

In the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails to be released, there was a list of topics that she presumably wanted to look into some more, dated Oct. 18, 2010. One line in particular stood out: "Plumpy'nut?"

You may be wondering: Plumpy what?

For those who work in global ...


'East Los High' Serves Up Sex Ed With Its Teen Drama

Monday, October 26, 2015

For three seasons, fans have flocked to Hulu for East Los High. The teen soap follows its characters through the tumult of adolescence and uses a secret weapon to deliver life lessons along the way.


Is The Resilience Of Millennials Underrated?

Monday, October 12, 2015

It's not uncommon to hear claims that young people these days have higher rates of mental health issues than in the past. But the data don't back that up. So how come millennials get a bad rap?


My Mom Cooked Moringa Before It Was A Superfood

Monday, September 21, 2015

She used pods from the moringa tree to make a delicious lentil stew. And it turns out she was on to something: Researchers now say the tree, which grows in Asia and Africa, is packed with nutrition.


How Shows Like 'Will & Grace' And 'Black-ish' Can Change Your Brain

Monday, August 31, 2015

Will Smith from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air was my first American friend. Ours was an unlikely friendship: a shy Indian kid, fresh off the boat, with big glasses and a thick accent, and a high school b-ball player from West Philadelphia, chillin' out maxin' and relaxin' all cool. And ...


In The Fight Against Tsetse Flies, Blue Is The New Black

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Walk along one of the many streams and rivers in the West Nile region of Uganda, and you'll notice something funny. All along the riverbanks, you'll see small pieces of blue cloth, attached to wooden stakes in the ground. There's one every 50 yards or so.

No, this isn't some ...


So You Flunked A Racism Test. Now What?

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

You're probably at least a little bit racist and sexist and homophobic. Most of us are.

Before you get all indignant, try taking one of the popular implicit-association tests. Created by social psychologists at Harvard, the University of Washington, and the University of Virginia, they measure people's unconscious prejudice ...


20 Years Ago, Mount Zion AME Was Set On Fire. Last Night, It Burned Again

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

On Tuesday evening, flames engulfed the 100-year-old Mount Zion AME, a historically black church in Greeleyville, S.C. Authorities are still investigating the cause.

Mount Zion is the latest in a string of black churches in the South that have gone up in flames since nine people were killed at ...


Why Some Teen Brains May Be Hardwired To Make Risky Choices

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Teenagers aren't exactly known for their responsible decision making.

But some young people are especially prone to making rash, risky decisions about sex, drugs and alcohol. Individual differences in the brain's working memory — which allows people to draw on and use information to make decisions — could help explain ...


Defeat By Deductible: Millennials Aren't Hip To Health Insurance Lingo

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Coinsurance? Premium tax credit? HMO and PPO?

Swimming through the health insurance word soup can be frustrating for anyone. Even though I cover health, I couldn't define "cost-sharing reduction plan" until I Googled it just now.

And it seems I'm not the only clueless 20-something here. Young adults, who generally ...


What Babies Understand About Adult Sadness

Friday, June 12, 2015

Babies tend to wear their hearts on their tiny little sleeves. They cry because you took away that thing they picked up off the floor and then put in their mouths. They cry because they're tired. Sometimes, they cry just because.

But by the middle of their second year of ...


More Evidence That Parents' Ages Could Influence Autism Risk

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Lots of factors may affect a child's odds of ending up with autism. Researchers around the world have been striving to fully understand how biology, genetics and environment play roles.

A huge study that includes data from more than 5.7 million children in five countries might shed some light ...


To Beat Insomnia, Try Therapy For The Underlying Cause Instead Of Pills

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Lots of people say they have trouble sleeping. And 1 in 10 Americans has chronic insomnia.

Most often, sleep disorders are treated with medication. Between 6 and 10 percent of adults in the U.S. use sleeping pills.

But a review of the medical evidence has found that therapy might help ...


Schools Say Ciao To Plastic Lunch Trays, Hello To Compostable Plates

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Six of the largest school districts in the country have banded together to revamp school lunches — and they're starting from the plate up.

School administrators in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami-Dade, Dallas and Orlando in 2012 formed the Urban School Food Alliance. And in May, they ...