Rhitu Chatterjee

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New Report Shows That An Alarming Number Of Children Are Being Poisoned By Opioids

Friday, December 20, 2019

A new study finds that children are being poisoned by opioids, and a growing number of them in recent years are ending up in pediatric ICUs for lifesaving procedures.


Western Individualism May Have Roots In The Medieval Church's Obsession With Incest

Thursday, November 07, 2019

Researchers combed Vatican archives to find records of how ancient church policies restricting whom one could marry shaped Western values and family structures today.


CDC: Childhood Trauma Is A Public Health Issue And We Can Do More To Prevent It

Tuesday, November 05, 2019

What happens to you in childhood can affect your health for a lifetime. New data show a link between childhood trauma and disease later in life. Prevention is critical, public health experts say.


Some Pregnant Women Use Weed For Morning Sickness But FDA Cautions Against It

Monday, October 28, 2019

Use of the drug during pregnancy has been linked to higher risk for premature birth and low birth weight. But some women with severe nausea feel they're out of other options.


CDC Finds Rising Suicide Rates For Young People

Thursday, October 17, 2019

A new report by the CDC finds that death rates by suicide have increased for 10-to-24 year-olds between 2007 and 2017.


Changing Your Diet Can Help Tamp Down Depression, Boost Mood

Wednesday, October 09, 2019

Depression symptoms dropped significantly in a group of young adults who ate a Mediterranean-style diet for three weeks. It's the latest study to show that food can influence mental health.


Going Through Menopause? NPR Wants To Hear From You

Friday, September 27, 2019

The transition into menopause can last a few years and cause many changes, including to your mental health. Share your experience with us.


Stressed Out By Politics? Here's How To Keep Caring Without Losing Your Cool

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Surveys show today's political climate is affecting people's mood, relationships and health. How do you stay engaged with democracy without letting the stress ruin your day?


'Tip Of The Iceberg' — 1 In 16 Women Reports First Sexual Experience As Rape

Monday, September 16, 2019

The average age of those who were raped was around 15, and their assailants were typically older partners. Women who were raped had a greater likelihood of long-term health problems.


How A Proposed 3-Digit Suicide Hotline Could Help Prevention Efforts

Friday, September 13, 2019

The current suicide hotline — 1-800-273-TALK or 1-800-273-8255 — has helped many people. But it's long and tough to remember in a crisis. The FCC is proposing a new national, three-digit number.


3-Digit Hotline Aims To Assist In Suicide Prevention

Friday, September 13, 2019

The FCC plans to create a three-digit number as a national suicide prevention hotline, and it would increase access to mental health care. Advocates say more funding is needed.


Lengthy Detention Of Migrant Children May Create Lasting Trauma, Say Researchers

Friday, August 23, 2019

The Trump administration is trying to legalize indefinite detention of migrant families. But detention can be emotionally crushing for kids, leading to long-term mental health problems like PTSD.


Mental Health Experts Warn About Impacts New Regulations Could Have On Migrant Children

Thursday, August 22, 2019

The Trump administration's regulation allows the longterm detention of migrant children. But immigration and health experts warn this could have devastating impacts on the children's mental health.


Bringing Together Young And Old To Ease The Isolation Of Rural Life

Wednesday, August 07, 2019

In rural communities, loneliness and lack of social connection are taking a toll on the elderly and young alike. One group in Minnesota is trying to solve the problem by connecting the generations.


Mass Shootings Can Be Contagious, Research Shows

Tuesday, August 06, 2019

It may not be a coincidence that several mass shootings took place in one week. Research shows perpetrators are often inspired by media coverage of other shootings.


What Time Of Year Are People Likely To First Try Drugs? Summer, Survey Says

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

A study finds that summer is when people are more likely to try drugs for the first time. Previous studies showed that summers are also when more people use drugs, leading to more visits to the ER.


The Famous Big 5 Personality Test Might Not Reveal The True You

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The survey gauges people on five traits. It's used to screen applicants for jobs and predict earning potential. But its accuracy may depend on whether you live in a rich country or a poor country.


A Look At The Impact Of Active Shooter Drills

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Psychologists and behavioral analysts say that active shooter drills can help prepare people for an emergency, but more elaborate ones can be harmful, especially when they are surprise drills.


WHO Redefines Burnout As A 'Syndrome' Linked To Chronic Stress At Work

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The World Health Organization has updated its handbook of diseases to include an expanded definition of burnout. It closely links it to workplace stress and says it can lead to reduced productivity.


Suicide Rate For Girls Has Been Rising Faster Than For Boys, Study Finds

Friday, May 17, 2019

Researchers found that the increase was highest for girls ages 10 to 14 in the U.S., rising by nearly 13% since 2007. The increase for boys of the same age was 7%.