Rebecca Davis appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Nipah virus, which can rapidly infect and kill members of a community, is carried by bats. Exactly how does it cross over into humans? Researchers in Bangladesh are trying to find out.
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
Conflict in Tigray has led to a collapse of its public health system. Physicians are having to reuse gloves, use expired medications and deny patients care because of lack of resources and power.
Sunday, September 11, 2022
That's what a charity worker said of their latest plan. The Kenyan fishmongers got their own boats to escape pressure to trade sex for fish to sell. Then floods wiped them out. Now there's new hope.
Monday, January 10, 2022
The first step in cutting back on plastic is understanding what you're using, and how much of it. Do an audit of the plastics in your home to get a sense of how much plastic you use.
Sunday, November 01, 2020
In a Kenyan fishing village along Lake Victoria, women fought the practice of fishermen demanding sex in exchange for a catch of fish to sell. They were making progress. Then came the floods of 2020.
Thursday, August 13, 2020
If you want to socialize with family or friends — say share a vacation cabin — can testing in advance keep everyone safe? We asked experts how diagnostic tests work and how to interpret the results.
Friday, February 07, 2020
Passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship are under coronavirus quarantine. They're confined to their cabins and passengers are getting restless — and anxious about rising cases of illness.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
Along Lake Victoria, women fishmongers often engage in transactional sex with fishermen — a practice that contributes to Kenya's high rate of HIV. One group is challenging that convention.
Wednesday, August 21, 2019
The U.S. recycling industry is facing a quandary: Too much of the plastic we use can't be recycled, and taxpayers increasingly are on the hook for paying for all that trash to hit the landfills.
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Since Woodbury, N.J., began the nation's first mandatory curbside recycling program, the industry is in trouble. China has stopped taking all the plastic so facilities are overwhelmed.
Wednesday, May 01, 2019
Every visit to the grocery store it seems we're faced with more and more plastic packaging. We visit a grocery store with a recycling expert who has some tips.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
After years of being beaten up, this teen decided to take justice into his own hands. A school district in Oregon showed him a better way to solve his problems.
Friday, February 08, 2019
How can I find out if my plastic waste is really being recycled What makes some plastic recyclable and some not? Here are answers from the NPR correspondents working on "The Plastic Tide" series.
Friday, September 14, 2018
After trying one treatment after another for his leukemia, 20-year old Aaron Reid enrolled in a study to test an experimental therapy using modified cells from his own body.
Tuesday, June 19, 2018
Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
Nervous mothers and dads once had only family and friends to turn to for advice on kids. Then, in 1912, the U.S. government created an agency devoted to children, and queries from moms poured in.
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
African-American women are more likely to lose a baby in the first year of life than women of any other race. Scientists think that stress from racism makes their bodies and babies more vulnerable.
Monday, September 04, 2017
In one Houston community, residents stand around on a street corner as if it were a bus stop — waiting to catch a ride on a boat that will take them to see their flooded homes.
Monday, August 14, 2017
Nicole was only 23 when she had a double mastectomy following a breast cancer diagnosis. After she recovered, Nicole got a chest tattoo that symbolized how she wants to live life after cancer.
Monday, August 07, 2017
In Leipzig, Germany, two scientists from very different backgrounds are working on a unique research project.