Though teenagers need about nine hours of rest a night, most get only seven and are suffering. A new survey suggests their parents are struggling, too. Here’s how to improve the quality of teen sleep.
That’s one of the themes in the new book ‘Between Hope and Fear: A History of Vaccines and Human Immunity.’ (Image credit: Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University)
Researchers are continuing to make remarkable progress with research focused on autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Walter Mischel had an idea that became a pop culture touchstone. He wanted to see if preschoolers seated in front of a marshmallow could delay their gratification. What did the experiment really mean? (Image credit: Marcie LaCerte/NPR)
In the age of #MeToo, experts say parents are the primary educators about consent, and the current debate offers a teachable moment. (Image credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images)
Florida school districts now have to ask if a new student has ever been referred for mental health services. It’s a legislative attempt to help troubled kids. Will it work, or increase stigma instead? (Image credit: Andrea D’Aquino for NPR)
People in Puerto Rico don’t trust the water supply, and with good reason. Local systems aren’t adequately tested for contaminants, including lead. (Image credit: Rebecca Hersher/NPR)
Women could enhance the development of their unborn child’s eyesight and brain function by regularly eating fatty fish during pregnancy. This is the suggestion from a small-scale study. The research supports previous findings that show how important a prospective mother’s diet and lifestyle choices are for the development of her baby.
A study of some 900 yogurts sold in supermarkets in the U.K. found a shocking amount of sugar is hiding in this so-called healthy food, particularly in organic yogurts. (Image credit: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
A new study reports that effective management of neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS) — withdrawal symptoms occurring in infants exposed to opioids in utero — requires a coordinated ‘cascade of care’ from prevention through long-term follow-up.