The pharmaceutical giant will stop delivering its rotavirus vaccine to four West African countries — and will begin to sell it in China for likely more than 10 times the cost. (Image credit: Hector Retamal/AFP/Getty Images)
Premature birth rates are heading in the wrong direction after nearly a decade of decline. Some states have started to tackle the problem, while others struggle with stubbornly high rates. (Image credit: inakiantonana/Getty Images)
When researchers convinced a group of young people to stop smoking pot, their cognition quickly improved. This adds to research warning against teen pot use, despite marijuana’s growing acceptance. (Image credit: BURGER/Canopy/Getty Images)
After a cesarean section, does swabbing a baby with mother’s microbes reduce the risk of obesity and other health problems later in life? An ambitious study to help answer the question is underway. (Image credit: Mary Mathis/NPR)
A new study indicates that more hours of screen time are associated with lower well-being in those aged 2 to 17, though the association is larger for adolescents than for younger children.
SNAP provides nutrition assistance for about 42 million Americans, but critics say now is the time to restructure the $70 billion annual program in a way that promotes healthier food choices. (Image credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Researchers have found peer socialization and disruptive parenting were strong predictors of whether adults age 28-30 years were in a coercive romantic relationship. The 230 study participants were followed starting at age 11, and those who engaged in deviancy training at age 16-17 were more likely to end up in unhealthy relationships as adults.
A research start-up is connecting parents with scientists in hopes of sparking new research on diseases whose survival rates and treatment options haven’t budged in 30 years (Image credit: Alex Walsh for NPR)
Researchers have found the quality of the parent-child relationship steadily declined starting in grade 6, and levels of alienation, trust and communication in middle school predicted depressive symptoms and anxiety in grade 12.
A research team studying MRI scans of school-age children’s brains found unique patterns of neural communication involving the amygdala, the area of the brain responsible for processing social information. In children with ASDs, the amygdala connections with other parts of the brain proved to be weaker with some regions — and stronger with others — when compared with typically developing children of the same age.