Teens whose mothers had abortions were more likely to also have abortions, according to new research.
Experts say it’s essential to give kids time and space to play.
Enlarge this image A review of the evidence suggests that alerting people — by text, phone call or other method — when they’re due or overdue to get a particular vaccination can boost immunization rates. Mladen Zivkovic/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Mladen Zivkovic/Getty Images Marian Smith somehow missed getting a flu shot this year, which is unlike her — in the past, she always…
Enlarge this image Andria Smith (left) with her daughter Delilah Smith (center) and Jenna Sauter’s son, Maverick Hawkins, in Nevada City, Calif. The mothers are both members of the FaceBook group “Pot Smoking Moms Who Cuss Sometimes.” Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News hide caption toggle caption Sarah Varney/Kaiser Health News Two-year old Maverick Hawkins sits on a red plastic car in his grandmother’s living room in…
Enlarge this image Patients are treated at the Samaritan’s Purse diphtheria clinic in Balukhali Rohingya refugee camp in Chittagong district, Bangladesh. Allison Joyce for NPR hide caption toggle caption Allison Joyce for NPR Diphtheria poses one more threat to already beleaguered Rohingya refugees. The outbreak started in the sprawling camps in Bangladesh in November soon after hundreds of thousands of Rohingya arrived. It appeared to…
Enlarge this image Donavan Dunn is trained to drive fragile Medicaid patients like Maddie Holt of Everett, Wash., to health appointments. Heidi de Marco/KHN hide caption toggle caption Heidi de Marco/KHN Unable to walk or talk, barely able to see or hear, 5-year-old Maddie Holt of Everett, Wash., waits in her wheelchair for a ride to the hospital. The 27-pound girl is dressed in polka-dot…
In today’s episode, “Updates Part 1: Change Is a Work in Progress,” we catch up with some of our most memorable letter writers.
The show is coming back, CBS announced this week, reminding some of a 1992 skirmish in the culture wars. We take a walk through The Times archives.
Several measures of poor sleep quality were associated with higher body mass index (BMI) in children, according to new data.
Parental provision of alcohol to teenagers does not reduce risks, compared to no supply, Australian study finds
There is no evidence to support the practice of parents providing alcohol to their teenagers to protect them from alcohol-related risks during early adolescence, according to a prospective cohort study in Australia.