Sep

15

2017

Childless in a Houseful of Children

September 15, 2017 By KIA ABDULLAH London — I sit on the bottom stair of my mother’s house, my plate of rice balanced gently on one knee, as chaos unfolds around me. Madiha is crying after a thwarted nap, Arif is whizzing up the stairs with Zayn not far behind, Mizan is whimpering for the iPad, and Sara needs a nappy change. People are everywhere:…

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Sep

13

2017
Gay Parents Become Activists in Australian Marriage Debate

Gay Parents Become Activists in Australian Marriage Debate

By ADAM BAIDAWI September 13, 2017 MELBOURNE, Australia — It was a scene that plays out nearly every day in schoolyards across Australia: A couple, standing among a dozen other parents, waited for the final school bell to ring. On cue, Reid Duggan-Tierney, 7, came bounding out of school last Friday and ran toward Michael and Jarrad Duggan-Tierney — his fathers. The Duggan-Tierneys are one of around…

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Sep

13

2017
FDA Moves To Rein In Drugmakers’ Abuse Of Orphan Drug Law

FDA Moves To Rein In Drugmakers’ Abuse Of Orphan Drug Law

Enlarge this image FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb says the agency will close a loophole that lets drug manufacturers skip pediatric testing in some drugs intended for children. Zach Gibson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Zach Gibson/Getty Images The Food and Drug Administration is changing the way it approves medicines known as “orphan drugs” after revelations that drugmakers may be abusing a law intended to help…

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Sep

12

2017
Pet-Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People

Pet-Store Puppies Linked To Campylobacter Outbreak In People

Enlarge this image Campylobacter infections are common in dogs, cats and people. joshblake/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption joshblake/Getty Images We don’t usually think of adorable puppies as disease vectors, but they might actually be making people sick. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a Campylobacter outbreak in people and its link to puppies purchased from a chain of pet stores. According…

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