Mar

29

2017
HPV Vaccine Could Protect More People With Fewer Doses, Doctors Insist

HPV Vaccine Could Protect More People With Fewer Doses, Doctors Insist

Enlarge this image Vials of the HPV vaccination drug Gardasil. Doctors and public health experts say the new version of the vaccine could protect more people against cancer. Matthew Busch for The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Matthew Busch for The Washington Post/Getty Images You’d think that a vaccine that protects people against more than a half dozen types of cancer would have…

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Mar

28

2017
Study Suggests Childhood Exposure To Lead Can Blunt IQ For Decades

Study Suggests Childhood Exposure To Lead Can Blunt IQ For Decades

Enlarge this image State and federal policies now limit the use of lead in gasoline, paint and plumbing, but children can still ingest the metal through contaminated soil. The effects of even fairly small amounts can be long-lasting, the evidence suggests. Christin Lola/Getty Images/iStockphoto hide caption toggle caption Christin Lola/Getty Images/iStockphoto Exposure to lead as a child can affect an adult decades later, according to…

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Mar

28

2017
Evaluation between maternal mental health and discharge readiness

Evaluation between maternal mental health and discharge readiness

Each year, more than 450,000 babies are born preterm in the U.S., many of whom spend days, weeks or even months in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). The mothers of these infants are at increased risk for maternal mental health disorders including depression, anxiety and posttraumatic stress, which could impact their transition home to care for their infant. New research indicates that mothers with…

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Mar

28

2017
Entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children

Entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children

A multidisciplinary study, run by researcher Marja-Liisa Halko from the University of Helsinki, asks whether entrepreneurs love their companies like parents love their children. The study used functional MRIs to study the brain activity of fathers and high-growth entrepreneurs. Fathers were shown pictures of their own children as well as other children they knew. Entrepreneurs were shown pictures of their own companies and other companies…

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Mar

27

2017
Children born to single mothers benefit when biological father joins family

Children born to single mothers benefit when biological father joins family

Some of the negative consequences on the wellbeing of a child born to a single mother can be reduced if their biological father joins and stays with the family according to new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). However, if the biological father subsequently leaves or a stepfather joins the family instead, these children, on average, do no better cognitively…

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Mar

27

2017
The importance of relating to others: Why we only learn to understand other people after the age of four

The importance of relating to others: Why we only learn to understand other people after the age of four

When we are around four years old we suddenly start to understand that other people think and that their view of the world is often different from our own. Researchers in Leiden and Leipzig have explored how that works. Publication in Nature Communications on 21 March. At around the age of four we suddenly do what three-year-olds are unable to do: put ourselves in someone…

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Mar

27

2017
Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

Breast-Fed Kids May Be Less Hyper, But Not Necessarily Smarter, Study Finds

Enlarge this image There’s overwhelming consensus that breast-feeding is the optimal way to feed an infant. But the topic of how breast-feeding may influence cognitive ability is controversial. Guerilla/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Guerilla/Getty Images Breast-feeding has many known health benefits, but there’s still debate about how it may influence kids’ behavior and intelligence. Now, a new study published in Pediatrics finds that children…

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Mar

27

2017
For Gideon, Infection With a Common Virus Caused Rare Birth Defects

For Gideon, Infection With a Common Virus Caused Rare Birth Defects

Enlarge this image Gideon, 3, communicates with his parents Kathleen Muldoon and Seth Dobson, his sister Genevieve and brother Cormac, using an electronic device they call, “Gideon’s talker.” Caitlin O’Hara for NPR hide caption toggle caption Caitlin O’Hara for NPR When Kathleen Muldoon had her second child everything was going smoothly. The delivery was short, the baby’s APGAR score was good and he was a…

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Mar

26

2017
Telehealth Doctor Visits May Be Handy, But Aren’t Cheaper Overall

Telehealth Doctor Visits May Be Handy, But Aren’t Cheaper Overall

Enlarge this image Luciano Lozano/Getty Images Telehealth takes a lot of forms these days. Virtual visits with a health care provider can take place by video, phone or text, or via the Web or a mobile app. The one commonality: You get to consult a doctor from your home, the office, Starbucks or anywhere with a wifi or mobile connection. These appointments can be quick,…

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Mar

26

2017
States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourge Safe Sleep Habits

States Give New Parents Baby Boxes To Encourge Safe Sleep Habits

Enlarge this image Twins Ryan and Nell Stimpert lie in their baby boxes at home in Cleveland. The cardboard boxes are safe and portable places for the babies to sleep. Maddie McGarvey for NPR hide caption toggle caption Maddie McGarvey for NPR For Jernica Quiñones, the reality of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, hit close to home this year when a friend woke up…

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