Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescent and young adult populations by about three times, reports a new study.
Enlarge this image Has the protein in cow’s milk gotten a bad rap when it comes to risk of diabetes? Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Hulton Archive/Getty Images Could babies be at higher risk of developing Type 1 diabetes from drinking formula made from cow’s milk? That idea has been circulating for some time but the evidence has been scant and contradictory. A…
A new study of girls’ experiences with sexting found that over two-thirds had been asked to send explicit images.
Readers discuss family estrangement from the perspective of both parents and children.
Enlarge this image ‘Sesame Street’ has many versions around the world. Above: its new Afghan characters, 6-year-old Zari (left) and her brother, Zeerak. Rahmat Gul/AP hide caption toggle caption Rahmat Gul/AP In January, Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee will start work on what they’re calling “the largest childhood intervention in the history of humanitarian response.” Funded by a $100 million grant from the…
By looking at the number of pageviews for our stories from 2017, we came up with our most popular stories of the year. But there are other ways to measure success. Some stories don’t get a lot of pageviews — maybe people missed out on them because there was too much news that day, or the topic didn’t appeal to them. But the people who…
Notes from those who leave the maternity ward empty-handed.
A new study suggests that using topiramate in early pregnancy, particularly at the high doses used for epilepsy, increases the risk of oral clefts.
A Times documentary followed a mother whose teenage son battled an aggressive form of cancer. Dozens of parents responded with their own experiences.
Enlarge this image Amy Matsushita-Beal for NPR The reasons people may skip vaccines such as the flu shot are many. They can include apathy or being too busy. They can include people believing that they won’t get sick to fearing vaccines. But recent research suggests another reason some may skip shots: fear of needles. And it’s a fear that may be preventable. “People who are…