Rhitu Chatterjee

Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:

How Trauma Affects Memory: Scientists Weigh In On The Kavanaugh Hearing

Friday, September 28, 2018

Christine Blasey Ford presented her allegations against Brett Kavanaugh Thursday. He denied them. But how can either of them remember? Here's what science says about memory and trauma — and alcohol.


Study: Since The 1970s, Drug Overdoses Have Grown Exponentially

Saturday, September 22, 2018

The research suggests that the ongoing opioid crisis may be part of a larger epidemic going back decades. The study also shows more users take multiple drugs — many of which are more potent.


Panel: Doctors Should Focus On Preventing Depression In Pregnant Women, New Moms

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Physicians are urged to identify which pregnant women and new mothers are at high risk of depression and refer them to talk therapy before they show worsening symptoms.


New Study Sheds Light On Depression In Teens And Parents

Sunday, August 12, 2018

There is a new study on the effect treating teens for depression has on their parents. It suggests just treating teens has benefits for parents.


Treating Teen Depression Might Improve Mental Health Of Parents, Too

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Evidence shows there's a link between depressed parents and their offspring. But a new study suggests that when teens benefit from treatment for their depression, there's a ripple effect on parents.


Replacing Vacant Lots With Green Spaces Can Ease Depression In Urban Communities

Friday, July 20, 2018

When researchers cleaned up vacant lots and planted grass and trees in poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia, residents' mental health improved.


More Screen Time For Teens Linked To ADHD Symptoms

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

A new study finds that teens who engage in frequent texting, social media use and other online activities daily are more likely to develop symptoms of ADHD.


A Simple Emergency Room Intervention Can Help Cut Suicide Risk

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

ER workers helped patients who arrived after a suicide attempt develop a tailored "safety plan" that included coping strategies of what to do and whom to call if the urge arose again.


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.