Feb

19

2018
This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don’t Get It

This Vaccine Can Prevent Cancer, But Many Teenagers Still Don’t Get It

Enlarge this image Abraham Vidaurre, 12, checks his arm after receiving an HPV vaccination at Amistad Community Health Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 2016. Though gender differences in vaccine rates have narrowed, more girls than boys tend to get immunized against HPV. The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption The Washington Post/The Washington Post/Getty Images Each year, about 31,000 men and…

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Feb

16

2018
Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring

Increased stress on fathers leads to brain development changes in offspring

New research in mice has found that a father’s stress affects the brain development of his offspring. This stress changes the father’s sperm, which can then alter the brain development of the child. This new research provides a much better understanding of the key role that fathers play in the brain development of offspring.


Feb

16

2018
U.K. Supermarkets To Ban Energy Drinks For Shoppers Under 16

U.K. Supermarkets To Ban Energy Drinks For Shoppers Under 16

Enlarge this image Next month in the U.K., anyone at a major grocery store looking to buy a soft drink with more than 150 mg of caffeine per liter will need to present an ID. Stephane Grangier/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Stephane Grangier/Getty Images Next month, several chain supermarkets in the U.K. will stop selling energy drinks to customers under 16. Anyone looking to…

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Feb

16

2018

The Wager of Raising a Child Abroad

Our sense of belonging often comes from shared memories of collective experience. What will my multicultural daughter identify with?


Feb

15

2018
Hearing loss is common after infant heart surgery

Hearing loss is common after infant heart surgery

Children who have heart surgery as infants are at risk for hearing loss, coupled with associated risks for language, attention and cognitive problems, by age four. In a cohort of 348 preschoolers who survived cardiac surgery, researchers found hearing loss in about 21 percent, a rate 20 times higher than is found in the general population. This underscores the importance of early hearing evaluations in…

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Feb

15

2018
Young Kids Are Getting The Best Protection From Current Flu Vaccine

Young Kids Are Getting The Best Protection From Current Flu Vaccine

Enlarge this image Simone Groper got her flu shot in January at a Walgreens pharmacy in San Francisco. Flu season will likely last a few more weeks, health officials say, and immunization can still minimize your chances of getting seriously sick. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Federal health officials say that, as they anticipated, the flu vaccine isn’t very effective…

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