Rhitu Chatterjee

Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:

A history of nurses: They once had the respect they're now trying to win

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

In Taking Care: The Story of Nursing and its Power to Change the World, author Sarah DiGregorio tells how nurses had great stature centuries ago — and how they got pushed into the background.


I love saris — but I have never seen saris like these before

Friday, September 08, 2023

NPR correspondent Rhitu Chatterjee visited a hit London museum show called "The Offbeat Sari." It showed her how the garment has changed — and made her reflect on what the sari means to her.


Why a stranger's hello can do more than just brighten your day

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

Researchers are exploring the impact of interactions with strangers and casual acquaintances. Their findings shed light on how seemingly fleeting conversations affect your happiness and well-being.


The wonder of repetition in childhood development

Friday, July 14, 2023

Kids love to do things on repeat. The same books read over and over, the same games, the same questions. It can be exhausting for parents, but researchers say repetition is key to childhood learning.


July has already seen 11 mass shootings. The emotional scars won't heal easily

Tuesday, July 04, 2023

There have been nearly a dozen mass shootings this month and a total 346 mass shootings so far this year — each one leaving a heavy toll for communities around them.


The world's worst industrial disaster harmed people even before they were born

Saturday, June 17, 2023

The 1984 gas leak in Bhopal, India, killed thousands. New research finds babies born to mothers who were pregnant at the time have suffered long-term impacts worse than those directly exposed.


How the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy in India has hurt multiple generations

Friday, June 16, 2023

Nearly 39 years after a gas from a pesticide factory poisoned tens of thousands of people in Bhopal, India, a new study finds that it also had health and economic impacts on men born a year later.


India's population passes 1.4 billion — and that's not a bad thing

Thursday, June 08, 2023

Population growth has long been a source of worry in India, which now has more people than China: 1.46 billion residents. But some experts are optimistic about the impact of this population boom.


Pandemic hits 'stop button,' but for some life is forever changed

Thursday, May 11, 2023

NPR talked to hundreds of people over the course of the pandemic. As the emergency declaration ends on May 11, we asked some of them for their reflections on the past three tumultuous years.


A plastic sheet with a pouch could be a 'game changer' for maternal mortality

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

A new study assesses a low-cost intervention aimed at reducing deaths from bleeding during childbirth. It's remarkably simple — and, according to a new study, quite effective.


It'll take 300 years to wipe out child marriage at the current pace of progress

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

UNESCO's new report on child marriages shows signs of progress. Yet each year, 12 million girls marry before they turn 18. And the pandemic, climate change and conflict has only made things worse.


Crises like climate change and COVID hamper efforts to curb child marriage

Wednesday, May 03, 2023

Twelve million girls become brides every year, says a UNICEF report. In recent years, conflicts, climate change and COVID-19 have pushed more families into poverty, driving up child marriages.


Why millions of kids aren't getting their routine vaccinations

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

COVID-19 disrupted health care across the globe. causing the biggest drop in childhood vaccination rates in decades. UNICEF's latest estimates find that nearly 50 million children entirely missed out.


Teen with life-threatening depression finally found hope. Then insurance cut her off

Monday, April 17, 2023

Despite laws that say mental health care should be paid for on a par with other medical care, health insurance stopped covering the care a suicidal teen needed before she was stable.


Friendships at work can boost happiness. Here's how to nurture them

Friday, February 24, 2023

Sure, you may resent how much of your energy gets sucked up by your job. But research finds that keeping up relationships with colleagues may have a big upside to your health and happiness.


To be a happier worker, exercise your social muscle

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

The pandemic spotlighted the connection between work and well-being. A way to boost happiness at work is stronger connections with colleagues. (Story aired on All Things Considered on Feb. 18, 2023.)


To be a happier worker, exercise your social muscle

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Recent job trends like the Great Resignation have put a spotlight on the connection between work and well-being. One way to boost happiness at work is to have stronger connections with colleagues.


Depression in stroke survivors like John Fetterman is common, experts say

Friday, February 17, 2023

Sen. John Fetterman checked himself into a hospital for clinical depression. Depression post-stroke is alarmingly common. It can be important for stroke survivors to be closely watched when depressed.


Sen. John Fetterman is receiving treatment for clinical depression

Thursday, February 16, 2023

The Pennsylvania Democrat checked himself into Walter Reed hospital on Wednesday night.


Teen girls and LGBTQ+ youth plagued by violence and trauma, survey says

Monday, February 13, 2023

Nearly one in three girls reported seriously considering suicide in the past year – a 60% rise from a decade ago, according to the CDC survey data.