Dec

08

2017
In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year

In The U.S., Flu Season Could Be Unusually Harsh This Year

Enlarge this image Australia had a particularly hard flu season this year, which may predict similar challenges for the U.S. PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA/AFP/Getty Images Health officials are warning that the United States may have an unusually harsh flu season this year. But officials stress flu seasons are notoriously difficult to predict, and it’s far too early to know for…

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Dec

08

2017
Diphtheria: Why Is It Back … And What Exactly Is It?

Diphtheria: Why Is It Back … And What Exactly Is It?

Enlarge this image Children get their diphtheria inoculation in 1944. Kurt Hutton/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Kurt Hutton/Getty Images In the first century, a doctor called Aretaeus of Cappadocia described the rotting smell of “Egyptian ulcers.” In ancient China, the medical literature refers to a disease called “children-killing carbuncle.” In 17th century Spain there were references to an illness known as “the strangler.” They…

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Dec

08

2017

Sleep vs. Exercise?

A reader asks: Is it better for to get eight hours of sleep per night, or sleep less and fit in a morning workout?


Dec

06

2017
When a common cold may trigger early supportive care

When a common cold may trigger early supportive care

A new study shows that in infants who were born severely premature, human rhinovirus infections appear to trigger airway hyper-reactivity, which leads to wheezing, hyperinflation and more severe respiratory disease.


Dec

06

2017
What makes a happy working mom?

What makes a happy working mom?

A happy working mom feels competent in interacting with her child, experiences a sense of freedom and choice in her actions, while having a warm and affectionate relationship with her baby. She is also not too hard on herself about how she is faring as a mother.


Dec

06

2017

Where Are All the Grandparenting Books?

Here’s the good news: You can find scads of wonderful children’s books about grandparents, even if there aren’t a lot of great adult books for them.



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