Mar

04

2019
The Unintended Benefits Of Vaccines

The Unintended Benefits Of Vaccines

For decades, scientists have observed an extraordinarily positive side effect among children who received the measles vaccine. Researchers are now finding that other vaccines confer added protections. (Image credit: Alejandro Ernesto/Getty Image)


Mar

03

2019
Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies — And More Calories

Social Media May Sway Kids To Eat More Cookies — And More Calories

It’s well known that junk food ads on TV can strongly influence what kids want to eat. A study finds social media influencers can have the same effect on kids, but not when it comes to healthy foods. (Image credit: Jessica Lee Photography/Getty Images/Image Source)


Feb

28

2019
States Move To Restrict Parents’ Refusal To Vaccinate Their Kids

States Move To Restrict Parents’ Refusal To Vaccinate Their Kids

In the wake of several big measles outbreaks this winter, there’s a movement among eight states hardest hit to make it more difficult for people to claim nonreligious exemptions to vaccine laws. (Image credit: Courtney Perry/The Washington Post/Getty Images)


Feb

28

2019
Intervention with at-risk infants increases children’s compliance at age 3

Intervention with at-risk infants increases children’s compliance at age 3

Children who are maltreated often develop problems complying with directions and expectations of parents and other authority figures. Lack of compliance can lead to other problems, including difficulty regulating anger and academic troubles. A new study tested a home-visiting intervention for parents of children referred to Child Protective Services (CPS). The study found that children whose parents took part in the intervention demonstrated significantly better…

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Feb

27

2019
New mothers reduce their alcohol intake, but this change is short-lived

New mothers reduce their alcohol intake, but this change is short-lived

Most women dramatically reduce their alcohol intake on learning they are pregnant, but by the time their child is five they are back to their pre-pregnancy drinking levels, a new international study has found. The research reported little change in the drinking patterns of men on becoming fathers.



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