Feb

18

2019
Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer

Scientific Duo Gets Back To Basics To Make Childbirth Safer

Remarkably little is known about the fundamentals of how a woman carries a baby inside her. Two Columbia University researchers aim to change that, to reduce the number of kids born too soon. (Image credit: Adrienne Grunwald for NPR)


Feb

14

2019
Study affirms self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

Study affirms self-reported sleep duration as a useful health measure in children

While sleep questionnaires are commonly completed by children and their parents, there has been a lack of data comparing the validity of these self-reported sleep parameters. A new study indicates that these sleep characteristics are relatively accurate compared to one another, and they vary only slightly from objective sleep measures.


Feb

13

2019
Medical Anthropologist Explores ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’

Medical Anthropologist Explores ‘Vaccine Hesitancy’

Families learn to be skeptical about vaccines in communities where incomplete vaccination is the norm. A researcher into the phenomenon found that people are ready to listen, if they’re heard, too. (Image credit: Karl Tapales/Getty Images)


Feb

11

2019
Benefits of delayed cord clamping in healthy babies

Benefits of delayed cord clamping in healthy babies

A five-minute delay in the clamping of healthy infants’ umbilical cords results in increased iron stores and brain myelin in areas important for early-life functional development, a new study has found.


Feb

11

2019
In A Measles Outbreak, Demand For Vaccine Spikes

In A Measles Outbreak, Demand For Vaccine Spikes

Clinics in the Pacific Northwest are ordering ten times the vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella as they normally do because some who have avoided vaccines are changing their minds. (Image credit: Kristian Foden-Vencil/NPR)



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