Aug

30

2017
5 Controversial Ideas For Shoring Up Health Insurance Markets

5 Controversial Ideas For Shoring Up Health Insurance Markets

Enlarge this image Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander (right), chairs the Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee; Sen. Patty Murray (left), is the committee’s ranking Democrat. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty hide caption toggle caption Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg/Getty With Republican efforts to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act stalled, tentative bipartisan initiatives are in the works to stabilize the fragile individual insurance market that serves roughly 17 million…

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Aug

29

2017
The Loopholes That Allow Child Marriage In The U.S.

The Loopholes That Allow Child Marriage In The U.S.

Enlarge this image Maria Fabrizio for NPR Child marriage isn’t just a practice that victimizes girls in poor countries. As this blog has previously reported, it’s also long been an issue in the United States, involving girls from a wide range of backgrounds. Based on state marriage license data and other sources, advocacy groups and experts estimate that between 2000 and 2015 alone, well over…

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Aug

29

2017

Family of Boy Who Wears Dresses Sues Education Department

By ELIZABETH A. HARRIS August 29, 2017 A 5-year-old named Leo sat surrounded by toys on the floor of his bedroom in Brooklyn this week marked with some classic little-boy touches: hair in his eyes and a scab on one knee. The outfit he had chosen for himself that day was less stereotypical: pink cowboy boots, dusty pink shorts and a denim vest that showed off the temporary…

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Aug

29

2017
Children of unintended pregnancies may experience depressive symptoms in early adulthood

Children of unintended pregnancies may experience depressive symptoms in early adulthood

Children from unintended pregnancies tend to experience more depressive symptoms in early adulthood than children from intended pregnancies, however there’s little evidence of a causal relationship. The association between fertility intentions and depressive symptoms is more likely due to the mother’s socioeconomic background and the accompanying lack of access to resources and services, research indicates.


Aug

29

2017

The Litter Box as Litmus Test: Can This Marriage Be Scooped?

August 29, 2017 The Sweet Spot By STEVE ALMOND and CHERYL STRAYED This column is an edited excerpt from the “Dear Sugars” podcast, an advice program hosted by Steve Almond and Cheryl Strayed. The audio contains an extended conversation and more letters; submissions are welcome at dearsugars@nytimes.com. If you’re reading this on desktop, click the play button below to listen. Mobile readers can find “Dear…

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Aug

29

2017
Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life

Inattentive kids show worse grades in later life

Researchers found that inattentiveness in childhood was linked to worse academic performance up to 10 years later in children with and without ADHD, even when they accounted for the children’s intellectual ability. The results highlight the long-term effects that childhood inattention can have on academic performance, and suggest that parents and teachers should address inattentiveness in childhood.


Aug

28

2017
Stay Safe And Get A Tetanus Shot, Texas Health Officials Urge

Stay Safe And Get A Tetanus Shot, Texas Health Officials Urge

Enlarge this image People walk down a flooded street as they evacuate their homes in Houston, Texas, on Monday. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Joe Raedle/Getty Images As health departments in Texas try to assist people with immediate medical needs following Hurricane Harvey, they’re also looking to ensure those affected can get the prescription drugs they need and stay as safe as possible….

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Aug

28

2017

In the Fight Against Bullying, a Glimmer of Hope

August 28, 2017 The Checkup By PERRI KLASS, M.D. In recent years, educators, pediatricians and parents have worried a great deal about bullying and the effects it can have on children, and the question of whether school programs and policies can make a difference. A new study suggests that things can indeed get better. In the study, published in May in the journal Pediatrics, researchers…

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