U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams issued a forceful advisory about vaping by U.S. teenagers, saying electronic cigarette use among young people has reached levels that require urgent action. (Image credit: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images)
Researchers found that gently stroking a baby seems to reduce activity in the infant brain associated with painful experiences. Their results suggest that lightly brushing an infant at a certain speed — of approximately 3 centimeters per second — could provide effective pain relief before clinically necessary medical procedures.
When Nikki and Danny Miller’s two young sons developed strange symptoms, they began searching for a diagnosis. Their odyssey ended when a team of medical sleuths solved the case. (Image credit: Courtesy of Andrew Ross-Perry)
A dramatic increase in vaping among high school students is the largest yearly change ever seen in a long-running survey tracking substance use and abuse by teens. (Image credit: VOISIN/Getty Images)
The pace of enrollment in Affordable Care Act plans is slower than in past years. That could mean fewer people will have health coverage — or that more people are getting insurance via their work. (Image credit: Patrick Sison/AP)
Research shows for the first time that when adults are engaged in joint play together with their infant, the parents’ brains show bursts of high-frequency activity, which are linked to their baby’s attention patterns and not their own.
U.S. National Academy of Medicine, U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and Chinese Academy of Sciences call for international gene-editing standards. Critics blast statement as inadequate. (Image credit: Anthony Wallace/AFP/Getty Images)
Using a mouse model of necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), researchers have uncovered the molecular causes of the condition and its associated brain injury.
When young children experience violence or poverty, the effect can last well into adulthood. But new research suggests that a strong parental relationship could override some of these effects, by changing how children perceive the environmental cues that help them distinguish between what’s safe or dangerous.
American teens are chronically sleep deprived, in part because of early school start times. But how much difference can a later start make? As Seattle’s school district found out, it can help a lot. (Image credit: Jasper Cole/Getty Images)