Researchers analyzing data from a study looking at adolescent cognition found greater social media use was associated with increased physical activity and less family conflict.
Infants do better with their parents, studies find, as long as parents have support to get and stay sober. This program starts during pregnancy, to rally and train a strong family support network. (Image credit: Natalie Piserchio for NPR)
With 113 locations in the U.S., Brain Balance says its drug-free approach has helped tens of thousands of children. But experts say there’s insufficient proof for its effectiveness. (Image credit: Hokyoung Kim for NPR)
It’s hard to find other stay-at-home dads to hang out with, and working men worry you’ll hit on their stay-at-home wives. Meanwhile, bosses still expect new fathers to work full-time. What’s changed? (Image credit: Martín Elfman for NPR)
A new survey of America’s youth offers more than a few surprises — and raises some important red flags. (Image credit: LA Johnson/NPR)
Data analysis from UNICEF and the World Policy Analysis Center breaks down paid paternity leave by country — and finds the U.S. is a global outlier. (Image credit: World Policy Center)
The jury’s been out on whether low vitamin D blood levels increase the risk of colorectal cancer. Researchers say a new review involving more than 12,000 people strongly suggests the answer is yes. (Image credit: Dorling Kindersley/Getty Images/Dorling Kindersley)
With teen pregnancy rates in some communities stubbornly high, one school district is trying something different: staff the schools with a midwife. (Image credit: Meredith Rizzo/NPR)
After they lose access to high school sports, young women — especially young women of color — get less exercise than they should. And far less than young men.
Part of a parent’s job is to help kids do their best, but pushing too hard can backfire. Some parents are learning to balance the focus on success with an emphasis on well-being. (Image credit: Francesco Zorzi for NPR)