A lullaby really can work magic. Science tells us why and how
Sometimes the right lullaby sends my kids off to dreamland so fast it makes me feel like I have a parenting superpower. Turns out the wonder of lullabies is confirmed by scientific research.
In some states, hundreds of thousands dropped from Medicaid
As states begin to require people to requalify for the free health insurance, many who are eligible are losing coverage because of administrative snafus.
What to know about the federal appeals court hearing on mifepristone
Mifepristone, a medication used for abortion, is the subject of arguments today in a federal appeals court case that could make it illegal.
Federal appeals court in New Orleans considers the fate of an abortion pill
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans will hear arguments Wednesday over access to a commonly used abortion pill.
Pandemic hits 'stop button,' but for some life is forever changed
NPR talked to hundreds of people over the course of the pandemic. As the emergency declaration ends on May 11, we asked some of them for their reflections on the past three tumultuous years.
In Oklahoma, a woman was told to wait until she's 'crashing' for abortion care
A new study shows women who call the hospitals in Oklahoma get confusing information about the state's abortion bans. One family lived through that confusion with dire consequences last month.
Fear of pregnancy: One teen's story in post-Roe America
In a state that bans abortion, anxiety about rape and getting pregnant drove this teen to start on birth control, though she's not having sex.
Abortion providers wait for the Supreme Court to weigh in on mifepristone
The Supreme Court will weigh in on whether doctors can still provide patients with mifepristone across the country. Abortion providers share how they're navigating this uncertainty with patients.
A Good Friday funeral in Texas. Baby Halo's parents had few choices in post-Roe Texas
When she gave birth to her baby with a fatal condition two months early, Samantha Casiano scrambled to raise funds for the funeral. Anti-abortion advocates say Texas laws are "working as designed."
'Live free and die'? The sad state of U.S. life expectancy
A decade after a landmark report on Americans' shorter lives, the problem has only gotten worse. Unlike other wealthy nations, U.S. life expectancy has not bounced back from the pandemic.