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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
The culprit is air pollution — a problem around the globe, from homes where people cook using coal and wood to the smoky streets of San Francisco when wildfires were raging.
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
On an eight-hour Emirates flight, with mask-wearing enforced, a whopping 27 coronavirus-positive people boarded the plane in Dubai. Guess how many passengers got infected?
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
How risky is it to travel on the plane during the pandemic? Scientists are beginning to answer that question, and are trying to figure out what passengers can do to lower their exposure risk.
Thursday, October 08, 2020
There's evidence that certain vaccines boost the body's defense against many kinds of illness. Scientists are investigating whether this benefit extends to protection from COVID-19.
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
As scientists race to develop a vaccine specific for COVID-19, some researchers are testing an old vaccine, that's been proven safe and is cheap to manufacture, to see if it could slow the pandemic.
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.