Rhitu Chatterjee appears in the following:
Thursday, October 08, 2020
The drug dexamethasone is a cheap, widely available steroid. But how long should COVID-19 patients take it, and what are the side effects?
Tuesday, October 06, 2020
President Trump will continue to get top-of-the-line medical care for COVID-19 now that he's back at the White House, including the final dose of the new antiviral medication, remdesivir
Monday, October 05, 2020
Less than a week into his diagnosis, the president is still in a risky zone. He'll be closely monitored for signs of continued illness or relapse.
Sunday, October 04, 2020
President Donald Trump's medical team at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center provided an update on his condition Sunday morning.
Wednesday, September 30, 2020
The pandemic economy is squeezing families with kids: 74% of those earning less than $100,000 report serious financial woes, in an NPR poll. Experts worry about lasting impacts on kids' mental health.
Friday, September 18, 2020
The coronavirus has affected most Americans, but NPR's latest poll shows Black, Latino and Native American households are hardest hit by the financial impact of the crisis.
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Besides being hit hard by the pandemic health-wise, a poll by NPR and other organizations finds that the coronavirus has taken a bigger financial toll on minority communities.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020
Mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound, researchers find. Nearly 25% of Americans are depressed, particularly those who have low incomes and have lost a job or a loved one.
Monday, February 17, 2020
A new study finds that sitting still is linked to a higher risk of depression among teens, but even an hour of light physical activity every day reduces the risk of depression by 10%.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
About 1 in 7 women go through pregnancy and postpartum feeling depressed. NPR's Life Kit team has tips on how to recognize the symptoms and where to look for help.
Thursday, January 30, 2020
The turnaround is welcome news after rising drug overdose and suicide rates had pushed life expectancy down since 2014. Could America be turning the tide on opioid addiction?
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Would you recognize the signs that your body is going through the big hormonal changes that lead to menopause? Here's what to look for — and what you can do about it.
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Women with a history of depression and anxiety are at a higher risk of having a flare-up during the time leading up to menopause. And getting doctors to take the issue seriously can be challenging.
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Nearly 1 in 7 women suffers from depression during pregnancy or postpartum. But very few get treatment. Doctors in Massachusetts have a new way to get them help.
Wednesday, January 01, 2020
California and other states are challenging the Trump administration over its reversal of standards for energy-efficient lightbulbs.
Tuesday, December 31, 2019
The new federal budget has more money for a national suicide prevention hotline, and the Federal Communications Commission says it will designate a 3-digit dialing code to call it.
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.
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.
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.
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.