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Can Volleyball Fight Crime? East Palo Alto Says, 'Game On'

A California city with a crime problem — shootings, drug dealing and gang activity — finds that getting more kids and cops playing sports together regularly in the park can make a big difference.

Boosting Education For Babies And Their Parents

The Harlem Children's Zone Baby College program offers classes and supplies to expectant parents and those with kids up to age 3. It also helps create a vital sense of community.

Is Peanut Butter The Best Present For Malnourished Teen Moms-To-Be?

Pregnant teenagers in Malawi may not get enough to eat — with dire consequences for their baby. Peanut butter could help, but the girls need to be convinced not to share it with family members.

Block By Block, Health Workers Lead Liberia To Victory Over Ebola

People accused them of making everyone sick and threw water at them. But community volunteers pushed on, knocking on doors to stop the virus's spread. On May 9, Liberia was declared Ebola-free.
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Maryland Bill Inadvertently Blocks Insurance Benefits For Some Couples Who Need In Vitro Fertilization, AG Says

Maryland's attorney general says an "equality" measure passed by the General Assembly actually creates a very specific "inequality."

As Ebola Leaves Liberia, Measles Makes A Forceful Comeback

Ebola put the country's immunization program on pause. Now officials are launching a nationwide vaccination campaign to stop the largest measles outbreak the country has seen in years.

Promises, Promises: Is Big Food Marketing Less Junk To Kids On TV?

Back in 2006, food-industry giants pledged to market only "better-for-you" foods to children. A new study concludes they kept to the letter of that pledge, but not the spirit.

Rescued From Boko Haram, How Can They Reclaim Their Lives?

The women and children may have been beaten and raped. Some are pregnant. But a researcher who has worked with former captives says with the right support and treatment, there's hope.

Despite Recent Measles Outbreak, Resistance To Vaccinations Persists

Childhood vaccination remains a potent public health weapon against the spread of many illnesses, including measles. But an NPR poll finds objections and worries about vaccination remain, too.

People Have Misconceptions About Miscarriage That Hurt

Miscarriages are common — but people think they're rare, a survey finds. And they often blame the woman. Readers tell us that those mistaken beliefs make the experience even more painful.