Enlarge this image The Children’s Health Insurance program relies on money from state and federal governments to help subsidize the cost of medical care for some kids not poor enough to qualify for Medicaid. Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Rebecca Nelson/Getty Images A popular federal-state program that provides health coverage to millions of children in lower- and middle-class families is up for renewal…
By HAYLEY KRISCHER September 6, 2017 Alexander Graham Bell didn’t expect his telephone to be widely used for prank calls. And Steve Jobs was chary of children using his iThings. But social media apps are appendages for tweens and teens. It’s one way they earn social currency. Below, a guide to what parents will (or should) be anxiously monitoring during this busy back-to-school season. Video-Messaging Apps Video…
White matter structural changes in children correspond to severity of autistic traits, a brain imaging study shows.
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Testosterone levels are a key factor in a family’s health and happiness after a newborn arrives. Researchers have found that a drop can signal postpartum depression in dad, and a spike may be a sign of aggression.
A gene has been identified by researchers that is thought to be associated with the types of brain damage that can be caused by pre-term birth.
Around 75 percent of children and adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also have sleep problems, but until now these have been thought to be separate issues. Now a in a pulling together of the latest research, Scientists are proposing of a new theory which says that much of ADHD may in fact be a problem associated with lack of regular circadian sleep.
Enlarge this image Doctors say don’t delay getting the flu shot this year. FatCamera/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption FatCamera/Getty Images The arrival of a new school year and cooler temperatures also means the arrival of flu vaccines in doctors’ offices, pharmacies, clinics, work places, and school campuses. With flu season on its way, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued updated recommendations Monday for the…
Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed, joined by Steve’s father, discuss letters from people coping with the traumas they inherited from their parents.
September 1, 2017 To the Editor: Re “My Ex, Our Son and the Drive to College,” by Laurie Lindeen (Sunday Review, Aug. 27): When I dropped off my son for his first day of first grade, I could feel his nervous excitement as I awkwardly hugged him, patting his backpack, walking away proudly. Now, 12 years later, we are preparing for a trip to Providence,…