Rhitu Chatterjee

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With More Opioid Use, People Are More Likely To Get Caught Up In The Justice System

Friday, July 06, 2018

A new study shows Americans with opioid addiction are more likely to have been arrested or convicted of a crime, suggesting a need to involve police, courts and jails in treating addiction.


What Detention And Separation Mean For Kids' Mental Health

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Psychologists say that for migrant kids already in government facilities, a short separation from parents may be enough to cause lasting damage.


Beyond Opioids: How A Family Came Together To Stay Together

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.


U.S. Suicide Rates Are Rising Faster Among Women Than Men

Thursday, June 14, 2018

You can help prevent suicide, researchers say, by knowing the signs and reaching out. More boys and men in the U.S. take their own lives than women and girls, but that difference has narrowed.


Americans Are A Lonely Lot, And Young People Bear The Heaviest Burden

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

A nationwide survey by health insurer Cigna finds that loneliness is widespread in America. Millennials and people in Generation Z tend to feel lonelier than retirees.


Pruitt Proposes New Rule Defining What Science Can Be Used By EPA

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

The EPA administrator wants to restrict the science used by the agency in its decision-making. Scientists are concerned it eliminates all good science in the process.


Scientists Are Amazed By Stone Age Tools They Dug Up In Kenya

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The discovery suggests an earlier start to the Middle Stone Age in Africa than previously documented. It also offers clues to early social networks and symbolic art by human ancestors.


New Fossil Found In Israel Suggests A Much Earlier Human Migration Out Of Africa

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Scientists have discovered a part of a fossilized human skull that's around 180,000 years old. It is now the oldest human fossil outside Africa.


News Brief: Trump Attacks Bannon, Manafort Sues The DOJ, Winter Storm

Thursday, January 04, 2018

President Trump attacked his former adviser Steve Bannon after Bannon criticized the Trump campaign in a new book. Also, former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort is suing the Justice Department.


Scientists Warn 'Bomb Cyclone' Brings Strong Winds, Cold Temperatures

Wednesday, January 03, 2018

This powerful storm was created by a cold jet stream colliding with warm air over the Atlantic. It is similar to Superstorm Sandy but is likely to cause less damage.


How Racism May Cause Black Mothers To Suffer The Death Of Their Infants

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.


Giant Prehistoric Penguins Once Swam Off The Coast Of New Zealand

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Scientists have uncovered the fossil of an ancestral penguin off the east coast of New Zealand. It was one of the earliest known species of penguin and also one of the largest.


A Classic Chinese-American Dish Takes On A Mexican Flair

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Jocko Fajardo grew up in Arizona eating Mexican food. But his go-to comfort dish is a Chinese-American classic with a little Mexican thrown in. He tells us how the dish came to his family.


The Aroma Of Rice And Barberries Takes Her Back Home To Iran

Thursday, July 27, 2017

When Yasaman Alavi misses Iran, she puts up a pot of rice and adds saffron water and barberries for a Persian twist. The smell of zereshk polow makes her feel as if she's back home.


'Khichuri': An Ancient Indian Comfort Dish With A Global Influence

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Also called khichri, the dish goes back centuries and is universally loved across South Asia. It is also considered the ancestor of the British kedgeree and Egyptian koshary.


The African Roots Of A Classic Southern Dish

Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's a dish that Dadisi Olutosin ate as a kid in Atlanta. As an adult he discovered its international roots and came up with a recipe that's true to his mother — and the culinary heritage of collards.


This Soviet-Era Cookie Is Filled With Sweetness Amid Scarcity

Thursday, July 06, 2017

With many foods in short supply, Soviet bakers had to be creative. And while the U.S.S.R. is gone now, the walnut-shaped oreshki cookie endures. Russian ex-pat Alina Selyukh shows us how to make them.


This Filipino Dish Is So Good It Might Make You Sing

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Like many girls around the world, Wilma Consul had kitchen duty growing up in the Philippines — and resented it. But today making a childhood dish brings back fond family memories.


Artist Sets Futuristic Dinner Party In World Reshaped By Rising Seas

Sunday, April 16, 2017

How will our diets shift as climate change causes sea-level rise and coastal flooding? Photographer Allie Wist attempts to answer that with pictures of an imagined "post-sea-level-rise dinner party."


Kids Who Suffer Hunger In First Years Lag Behind Their Peers In School

Thursday, March 23, 2017

When infants and young kids grow up in homes without enough to eat, they're more likely to perform poorly in kindergarten, a study shows. The younger they experienced hunger, the stronger the effect.