Aug

12

2019
A licence to parent?

A licence to parent?

It’s a comment we often hear in response to stories of child neglect: that parenting should require a licence. Researchers say that while the suggestion is based on concern for children, it is fraught with problems.


Aug

10

2019
At ‘High Five’ Camp, Struggling With A Disability Is The Point

At ‘High Five’ Camp, Struggling With A Disability Is The Point

A day camp in Nashville uses “constraint-induced therapy” to help kids who have physical weakness on one side — often because of a stroke or cerebral palsy — gain strength and independence. (Image credit: Blake Farmer/Nashville Public Radio)


Aug

06

2019
War Is The Enemy Of Breastfeeding

War Is The Enemy Of Breastfeeding

In war-torn Yemen, mothers who bring a sickly baby to the hospital are often reporting that they are unable to breastfeed. (Image credit: Hanna Barczyk for NPR)


Aug

06

2019
Thyroid screening may not be needed in all youth with psychiatric disorders

Thyroid screening may not be needed in all youth with psychiatric disorders

A new study looks at the prevalence of abnormal thyroid function in youth with severe mood and anxiety disorder. It is the largest study to date of this population and will help mental health professionals better understand the predictors of abnormal thyroid function, like weight gain, family history, or treatment with specific medications.



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