NPR | Oct. 28, 2016
Video of an elevator altercation in China went viral. It's just one instance of China's problem with the treatment of women.
NPR | Oct. 28, 2016
In Pakistan, 40,000 women a year die of breast cancer, but the topic is taboo in much of the country. A new kind of bra aims to raise awareness.
Nation | Health | Science | Arts | TechnologyNPR | Oct. 28, 2016 7:34 a.m.
The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all too see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.
Aid groups are falling short on some of the world's worst crises, says researcher Sara Pantuliano. There is a way to fix it — but it might not be popular.
Nation | Health | Science | EntertainmentNPR | Oct. 28, 2016 5:48 a.m.
Most research on placebos involves people who think they're getting an active treatment, but aren't. But they may also work when people know full well they're getting a sham treatment.
It's called a diya. It's part of the upcoming Hindu festival of Diwali. And this year, the lamp is linked to politics in the U.S. — and in India as well.
The virus that causes AIDS came to the U.S. from Haiti in the early 1970s, a genetic analysis finds. HIV spread in New York City for years before doctors became aware of it.
There's no question bed sharing increases the risk of sudden death, pediatricians say. New guidelines are aimed at reducing that risk as much as possible in the first year of a child's life.
The chemical compound is best known as the carcinogen in the movie “Erin Brockovich,” which is based on a true story about contaminated drinking water in Hinkley, Calif.
People with serious disabilities and their caregivers often struggle to find dentists who have the ability and desire to take care of their teeth. Cost is another issue.
The risk posed to mammals — and to public health — is well-documented. But for some people, bush meat is an important part of their daily diet.