Mar

14

2017

Are We Raising Racists?

Op-Ed Contributor By JENNIFER HARVEY March 14, 2017 DES MOINES — Last year at this time, my 7-year-old was running around singing the praises of George Washington. I was happy to see her so engaged with what she’d learned at school. But I was dismayed that the peace- and diversity-centered curriculum she gets at her public school had left her with such a one-dimensional view of history….

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Mar

14

2017
Study casts doubt on whether internet filters in the home protect teenagers online

Study casts doubt on whether internet filters in the home protect teenagers online

Internet filters are widely used in homes, schools and libraries throughout the UK to protect young people from unpleasant online experiences. However, a new study by Oxford casts doubt on whether such technologies shield young teenagers after finding no link between homes with internet filters and the likelihood of the teenagers in those households being better protected. The research paper, published in the Journal of…

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Mar

13

2017

‘Mommy, Come Wipe Me!’ and Other Perils of Working From Home

By MARIE TAE McDERMOTT March 13, 2017 Professor Robert E. Kelly, a political-science professor at Pusan National University in South Korea, sat down on Friday in what appeared to be his home office for a BBC World interview via Skype on a serious subject: the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye. Then his children burst in. Soon after the segment began, video footage shows, a toddler casually strolled into…

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Mar

13

2017
Nursery Products To Blame For Rise In Infant Injuries, Study Finds

Nursery Products To Blame For Rise In Infant Injuries, Study Finds

Enlarge this image Injuries to babies associated with products like strollers and cribs have increased, a study finds. Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Getty Images Baby injuries associated with nursery products like carriers, strollers and cribs are on the rise, a study shows. A study published Monday found a 23.7 percent increase in injuries to young children related to nursery products between 2003 and…

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Mar

13

2017
Benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications questioned

Benefits of long-term use of ADHD medications questioned

In a study that followed more than 500 children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) into adulthood, extended use of stimulant medication was linked with suppressed adult height but not with reduced symptoms of ADHD. The findings suggest that short-term treatment of ADHD with stimulant medication is well justified by benefits that outweigh costs, but long-term treatment may be associated with growth-related costs that may not be…

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Mar

13

2017
How to get kids to use salad bars in public schools

How to get kids to use salad bars in public schools

Thanks to a national initiative, salad bars are showing up in public schools across the country. Now a Brigham Young University researcher is trying to nail down how to get kids to eat from them. BYU health sciences professor Lori Spruance studies the impact of salad bars in public schools and has found one helpful tip: teens are more likely to use salad bars if…

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Mar

12

2017
Save Hide And Seek For The Playground: Why Kids Should See Their Veggies

Save Hide And Seek For The Playground: Why Kids Should See Their Veggies

Enlarge this image Getting kids to eat veggies through subterfuge — say, by sneaking spinach into smoothies — sets the bar too low, researchers say. Your child must actually learn to like veggies, weird textures and all. Alex Reynolds/NPR hide caption toggle caption Alex Reynolds/NPR When my daughter turned 1, a routine toe prick revealed that her iron levels were low. Because our family doesn’t…

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Mar

11

2017

Even Child Care Divides Parties. Ivanka Trump Tries Building a Bridge.

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER March 11, 2017 WASHINGTON — One evening last month, a small group of Republican lawmakers — all of them women — were summoned to the Roosevelt Room of the White House for a private meeting. Awaiting the lawmakers was a figure who has no formal role in the administration but is quietly striving to become a policy force: Ivanka Trump. For more than an…

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Mar

11

2017
I’m Pregnant. What Would Happen If I Couldn’t Afford Health Care?

I’m Pregnant. What Would Happen If I Couldn’t Afford Health Care?

Enlarge this image Hanna Barczyk for NPR On Christmas Day, I found out that I was pregnant. It was the best present I could have hoped for. My husband and I have wanted to start a family for years, and we could not wait to share the news with our loved ones. But my initial exhilaration quickly turned to anxiety. As a physician, I knew…

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Mar

10

2017

When the Kids Crash Your BBC Interview

Two children interrupted a political-science professor live on the air while he was trying to explain the South Korea impeachment scandal.



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