In Italy, parents who don’t vaccinate their children face steep fines, and even risk losing custody. It’s in response to a measles outbreak, after years of falling inoculation rates.
Enlarge this image Demonstrators protest against imposition of vaccine requirements in Rome on June 11. A new law requires childhood vaccination against 12 diseases. Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Marco Ravagli/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images Emma Carpita is just two weeks old. Her parents, Federico and Loredana, have brought the crying infant to her first medical check-up. Dr….
Derek Smith has been incarcerated for most of his daughters’ lives after robbing a jewelry store. In this 360° video, make the trip from Miami with his daughters and his mother to visit him in prison.
Enlarge this image Until the 1970s, most U.S. hospitals did not allow fathers into the delivery room for the birth of a child, or children. Bettmann/Bettmann Archive hide caption toggle caption Bettmann/Bettmann Archive At a childbirth class at Doula Love in Portland, Ore., a half-dozen pregnant women lean on yoga balls. Their partners are right behind them, learning how to apply pressure for a pelvic…
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS June 18, 2017 Pete Rose tugged on the edge of the tarp Saturday afternoon and slowly unveiled a bigger-than-life sculpture of one of his headfirst slides, revealing it from the airborne cleats to the ground-scraping elbows. Rose, the Reds’ banished hits king, was finally in bronze. On a sizzling afternoon, thousands of fans packed the entrance to Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati for…
By ELIZABETH HOLMES June 17, 2017 The annual father-daughter dance at Benito Martinez Elementary School in El Paso is a highlight on the school calendar. Candy-color tablecloths camouflage cafeteria tables, and strobe lights transform the gymnasium into a dance floor. The girls, from kindergarten through fifth grade, don dresses and pose for pictures with their dates. Many of the 300 guests stay for the grand finale: a…
The birth of a child is often a long-awaited and deeply meaningful event for the parents. However, the transition to parenthood also forces the parents to revise their interparental romantic relationship and to answer the new questions arising from parenthood. At the same time as the parents learn how to cope with the new situation, the infant undergoes one of the most intense developmental periods…
June 16, 2017 By ETGAR KERET When Lev was going into third grade he couldn’t decide whether to switch to a new school, so we made a list of pros and cons. The pro side filled up with cramped sentences written in Lev’s sweet, illegible handwriting, while only one word appeared on the con list, in huge letters: FAR! Distance is definitely an important consideration…
Op-Ed Columnist June 16, 2017 David Brooks Millions of poor children and teenagers grow up without their biological father, and often when you ask them about it, you hear a litany of male barbarism. You hear teens describe how their dad used to beat up their mom, how an absent father had five kids with different women and abandoned them all. The children’s tales often…
Twenty percent of baby food samples were found to contain lead, according to a report from the Environmental Defense Fund. Pediatricians says there’s no safe lead level. FDA is reviewing its policy. (Image credit: Wiktory/Getty Images/iStockphoto)