Apr

20

2018

For Mrs. Bush

She was beyond politics. She represented something far greater: the power and grace of a mother’s love.


Apr

19

2018
Judges as susceptible to gender bias as laypeople — and sometimes more so

Judges as susceptible to gender bias as laypeople — and sometimes more so

A new study of trial court judges suggests these arbiters of the law sometimes let their personal ideas about gender roles influence their decision-making. The findings, which are part of a broader study of judicial behavior, revealed that the judges were just as likely as laypeople to discriminate – in ways that harmed both men and women – in decisions involving child custody or workplace…

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Apr

19

2018
Pregnant moms and their offspring should limit added sugars in their diets to protect childhood cognition

Pregnant moms and their offspring should limit added sugars in their diets to protect childhood cognition

A new study has determined that poorer childhood cognition occurred, particularly in memory and learning, when pregnant women or their offspring consumed greater quantities of sugar. Substituting diet soda for sugar-sweetened versions during pregnancy also appeared to have negative effects. However, children’s fruit consumption had beneficial effects and was associated with higher cognitive scores.


Apr

19

2018
Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

Can Triage Nurses Help Prevent 911 Overload?

One in four calls to the Washington, D.C., 911 line isn’t an emergency. The city now has triage nurses working with dispatchers to get callers with less urgent needs a same-day clinic visit instead. (Image credit: Selena Simmons-Duffin/NPR)


Apr

18

2018
Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

Gene Therapy For Inherited Blood Disorder Reduced Transfusions

A small study finds promise for using gene therapy to treat patients with beta-thalassemia, a blood condition that can cause severe anemia. The experimental treatment is in early development. (Image credit: Power and Syred/Science Photo Library/Getty Images)


Apr

18

2018

Harvey Karp, Baby Mogul

One of this generation’s most trusted parenting experts has turned infant sleep into an even bigger business.



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