Michaeleen Doucleff appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
As if the pandemic weren't enough, people are wondering whether climate change will cause pathogens buried in frozen ground to come back to life as the Arctic warms. How worried should we be?
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Here are recommendations from researchers on how to stave off infectious diseases such as the common cold and the flu during a flight.
Monday, July 15, 2019
Some parents swear by it. They say it's the only way they and their babies get any sleep. Others parents say it's harmful. So what does the science say? Here we separate fiction from fact.
Friday, May 31, 2019
Last fall, Merck said it would stop selling its rotavirus vaccine to West Africa and redirect its supply to China at a higher price. After NPR broke the story, the situation changed — for the good.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
For the first time, the World Health Organization has estimated how well the world is doing to prevent low-weight births. The progress is too slow, researchers say.
Friday, May 03, 2019
A dengue vaccine put thousands of kids at risk for a deadly condition. Some scientists say the manufacturer and health officials did too little to warn parents in the Philippines.
Thursday, May 02, 2019
A dengue vaccine put thousands of kids at risk for a deadly disorder. Some scientists says the manufacturer did too little to warn parents in the Philippines.
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
It took more than 30 years to develop. The hope is it will eventually save tens of thousands of lives each year. But there are a few issues.
Saturday, April 20, 2019
Our readers share ways to get your children to listen without raising your voice — sometimes without saying a word.
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
The U.S. has confirmed more than 500 measles cases so far this year. That's 50 percent higher than the total number recorded last year, even though we're only about a quarter of the way through 2019.
Monday, April 15, 2019
This year, the U.S. has confirmed 550 measles cases so far. A recent spike is connected to outbreaks in New York, but there are outbreaks in four other states too.
Thursday, March 21, 2019
After learning how parents in the Canadian Arctic address a child's misbehavior, I changed my tactics when my toddler would slap my face in anger.
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
At the top of the world, the Inuit culture has developed a sophisticated way to sculpt kids' behavior without yelling or scolding. Could discipline actually be playful?
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Teaching children to control their emotions, especially anger, is difficult. We look at how another culture accomplishes this and learn about a powerful tool that American parents may be overlooking.
Monday, March 04, 2019
At the top of the world, parents have figured out how to discipline kids without yelling, scolding or even speaking in an angry tone. Their secret is an ancient tool that sculpts children's behavior.
Saturday, February 02, 2019
Many people consider measles to be a quaint disease from the past. But it still kills over 100,000 children a year and can cause severe complications such as permanent hearing loss.
Monday, January 28, 2019
While many people believe that how we feel and express anger is hard-wired, some scientists suggest our experience and culture help shape it. One way to get a handle on it may be to personalize it.
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
A commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine issues a call to the medical community around the world.
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
That's what a UNICEF official calls the conflict. And escalating violence in a key port city is jeopardizing aid to hundreds of thousands of starving children.
Friday, November 02, 2018
One scientist is training the ultimate disease watchdogs — canines that can smell the disease's parasites living inside a person's blood.