Michaeleen Doucleff

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Are There Zombie Viruses — Like The 1918 Flu — Thawing In The Permafrost?

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?


How Not To Get Sick On A Plane: A Guide To Avoiding Pathogens

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.


Sleep Training Truths: What Science Can (And Can't) Tell Us About Crying It Out

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.


It Looked As Though Millions Of Babies Would Miss Out On A Lifesaving Vaccine

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.


Which Countries Are Best At Preventing Low Birth Weight? Which Need To Do More?

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.


Rush To Produce, Sell Vaccine Put Kids In Philippines At Risk

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.


Dengue Vaccine Controversy 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.


World's First Malaria Vaccine Launches In Sub-Saharan Africa

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.


Disciplining Kids Without Yelling: Readers Tell Us Their Tricks

Saturday, April 20, 2019

Our readers share ways to get your children to listen without raising your voice — sometimes without saying a word.


Health Officials Warn The Measles Outbreak Is Accelerating

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.


Measles Outbreak 'Accelerates,' Health Officials Warn

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.


Can Inuit Moms Help Me Tame My 3-Year-Old's Anger?

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.


How Inuit Parents Teach Kids To Control Their 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?


Teaching Kids To Control Their Anger

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.


Storytelling Instead Of Scolding: Inuit Say It Makes Their Children More Cool-Headed

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.


Beyond Rash And Fever: How Measles Kills 100,000 Children A Year

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.


Got Anger? Try Naming It To Tame It

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.


What's The Responsibility Of Doctors When It Comes To Yemen?

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

A commentary in the New England Journal of Medicine issues a call to the medical community around the world.


Why A 'War On Children' In Yemen Could Get Worse

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.


How A Dog Could Stop The Global Spread Of Malaria

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.