The source of spontaneous, high-amplitude bursts of activity seen in the brains of preterm babies, which are vital for healthy development, has been identified by a team of researchers.
Enlarge this image Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that’s a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don’t risk it. Tim Clayton -Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tim Clayton -Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images When it comes to drinking alcohol during pregnancy, some women wonder: Is it OK to…
Enlarge this image Residents of the community of Tujunga, Calif., flee a fire near Burbank on Sept.2. Even people much farther from the flames are feeling health effects from acrid smoke. David McNew/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption David McNew/Getty Images It’s an unusually bad wild fire season in the West, and for weeks people across the region have been breathing air thick with smoke….
Concussion in teenagers increases the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS) in later life. However, there is no association with MS for concussion in younger children.
Enlarge this image Faytha Ahmed Farj, a mother of nine, goes door-to-door in Sanaa, Yemen, to tell people how to avoid cholera — and what to do if they see symptoms. Moohialdin Fuad Alzekri /UNICEF hide caption toggle caption Moohialdin Fuad Alzekri /UNICEF How do you stop the world’s worst cholera epidemic? One way is to send volunteers door-to-door to tell people how they can…
Enlarge this image Jenn Liv for NPR “Why didn’t she text me back yet? She doesn’t like me anymore!” “There’s no way I’m trying out for the team. I suck at basketball” “It’s not fair that I have a curfew!” Sound familiar? Parents of tweens and teens often shrug off such anxious and gloomy thinking as normal irritability and moodiness — because it is. Still,…
Enlarge this image Hailey Dawson throws out the opening pitch with her 3D printed hand before the game between the Washington Nationals and the Texas Rangers at Nationals Park in June. Greg Fiume/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Greg Fiume/Getty Images Hailey Dawson’s favorite thing to do is throw out the first pitch at a baseball game, and thanks to a majority of all the…
By ELENI N. GAGE September 7, 2017 When I was 24, I moved into a 645-square-foot apartment on New York’s unfashionable Upper East Side, which I shared with a roommate. The nicest thing about the place was the view from the kitchen window. It looked out over the white steeple of a Unitarian church with a sign out front that read: “We’re in the business of serving —…
The use of antidepressants during pregnancy increases the risk of your child being diagnosed with a psychiatric disorder later in life, a study of almost one million Danish children shows. However, heritability also plays a part, according to the researchers.
Preschool children in joint physical custody have less psychological symptoms than those who live mostly or only with one parent after a separation. In a new study of 3,656 children, researchers show that 3–5-year-olds living alternately with their parents after a separation show less behavioral problems and psychological symptoms than those living mostly or only with one of the parents.