Michaeleen Doucleff

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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.


Merck Pulls Out Of Agreement To Supply Life-Saving Vaccine To Millions Of Kids

Thursday, November 01, 2018

The pharmaceutical giant will stop delivering its rotavirus vaccine to four West African countries and will begin to sell it in China for likely more than 10 times the cost.


Rate Of C-Sections Is Rising At An 'Alarming' Rate, Report Says

Friday, October 12, 2018

A report in The Lancet says the rate of cesarean sections has tripled globally since 1990. In some hospitals, more than 70 percent of births occur by C-section, putting moms and babies at risk.


Is The World Finally Ready To End The Deadliest Infectious Disease?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

On Wednesday, world leaders made history by holding the first-ever high level meeting at the U.N. General Assembly focused on tuberculosis, which kills more people each year than HIV.


World Leaders Pledge To Eradicate Tuberculosis

Thursday, September 27, 2018

For the first time, the U.N. General Assembly is holding a high-level meeting focused on tuberculosis — which is now the most deadly infectious disease. The hope is to end the epidemic by 2030.


Can't Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here's What You Can Do

Monday, September 24, 2018

Chair design shifted dramatically about a hundred years ago, and it hasn't been good for our backs. Our daily lives are filled with chairs that make our posture worse. Luckily, we've got hacks.


Where Are The Most Viruses In An Airport? Hint: It's Probably Not The Toilet

Saturday, September 08, 2018

Scientists looked for respiratory viruses on surfaces throughout an international airport.


How To Get Kids To Do Chores: Does The Maya Method Work?

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Inspired by Maya families where kids happily pitch in, correspondent Michaeleen Doucleff tries to get her 2-year-old daughter to become a household helper.


To Fix That Pain In Your Back, You Might Have To Change The Way You Sit

Monday, August 13, 2018

In the past century, many Americans have lost the ability to sit in a way that doesn't strain their backs. Specialists say we could take a lesson from excellent sitters from other cultures.


New Drug Wipes Out Malaria In A Single Dose — But There's One Hitch

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Global health activists say it's a big step toward wiping out malaria. But it will be tough to implement in poor countries.


Saving Moms' Lives During Childbirth Just Got Easier

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A new formulation of an old drug could save tens of thousands of women each year, the World Health Organization says, by preventing them from bleeding to death after labor.


A Lost Secret: How To Get Kids To Pay Attention

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Maya kids do better on tests measuring attention, researchers say it's because these kids have something that many American kids have lost.


How To Get Your Kids To Do Chores (Without Resenting It)

Saturday, June 09, 2018

In villages in Mexico, parents have accomplished what every mom and dad dreams of: Figured out a way to get to their kids to be helpful around the house. What's their secret?


Why It's Difficult For Viruses To Turn In To Deadly Pandemics

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Zika, bird flu, West Nile virus, Nipah: The world is constantly being warned of a new disease that threatens to wipe out humanity, and then it doesn't. Why?


Is Sleeping With Your Baby As Dangerous As Doctors Say?

Monday, May 21, 2018

Many doctors in the U.S. say the practice puts an infant at risk of sleep-related death. A close look at the research reveals a different picture.


Parenting Myths And Facts

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What can other cultures tell us about raising kids? Non-Western societies have a lot to teach us, from reducing the stress of parenting to raising more independent kids.