In his essay this week, NPR’s Scott Simon remembers William T. Shearer, who died this week at the age of 81. He was the doctor of “The Boy In The Bubble.” (Image credit: Bettmann/Bettmann Archive)
Doctors Without Borders spent 11 months treating asylum seekers and refugees as well as locals. In early October, the government of the tiny island nation told them to shut down their operation. (Image credit: Mike Leyral/AFP/Getty Images)
In a recent study of the parental caregiving environment, researchers found that within identical twin pairs, the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was at a greater risk for developing antisocial behaviors.
They were separated in the chaos after the earthquake and tsunami. There’s still hope that families can be reunited — but many obstacles loom. (Image credit: Lauren Frayer/NPR)
Infants’ early speech production may predict their later literacy, according to a new study.
Higher levels of urinary fluoride during pregnancy are associated with more ADHD-like symptoms in school-age children.
A mother’s weight during early pregnancy may affect how well her baby is able to self-regulate during its first months and years of life. This is according to a study of more than 3100 Finnish women.
There’s no benefit to delaying pushing after receiving epidural anesthesia and reaching full dilation. A delay increases the risk of complications, particularly for the mother, a large study finds. (Image credit: Getty Images)
Two and half million children are homeless in America. In Boise, Idaho, 14-year-old Caydden Zimmerman struggles with the anxieties of middle school while living in a homeless shelter. (Image credit: Amanda Preacher/Boise State Public Radio)
A pilot study has found that pregnant women who have suffered from depression or bipolar disorder (i.e. both mania and depression) recognize babies’ faces and how babies laugh or cry, differently to healthy controls. This happens even if they are not currently experiencing depressive or manic symptoms and may represent an early risk-factor for children of these women, although the authors stress that research would…