May

10

2017
Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them

Our Mothers as We Never Saw Them

Op-Ed Contributor By EDAN LEPUCKI May 10, 2017 In one of my favorite photographs of my mother, she’s about 18 and very tan, with long, blond hair. It’s the 1970s and she’s wearing a white midriff and cutoffs. My dad is there, too, hugging her from behind, and from the looks of it, they’re somewhere rural — maybe some pastoral patch of small-town New Jersey where they…

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May

10

2017
ADHD medication associated with reduced risk for motor vehicle crashes

ADHD medication associated with reduced risk for motor vehicle crashes

In a study of more than 2.3 million patients in the United States with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), rates of motor vehicle crashes (MVCs) were lower when they had received their medication, according to a new article published by JAMA Psychiatry. About 1.25 million people worldwide die annually because of MVCs. ADHD is a prevalent neurodevelopmental disorder with symptoms that include poor sustained attention, impaired impulse…

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May

10

2017
Dread of roses: Neurobehavioral effects found in children exposed to flower pesticides

Dread of roses: Neurobehavioral effects found in children exposed to flower pesticides

Ecuador is the third largest producer of cut flowers in the world, primarily roses, many of which are destined to be sold for Mother’s Day. The industry employs more than 103,000 people, and relies heavily on agricultural pesticides. In a paper published in the May 2017 issue of the journal NeuroToxicology, researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in…

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May

10

2017
Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys

Kids, parents alike worried about privacy with internet-connected toys

Hello Barbie, CogniToys Dino and other toys connected to the internet can joke around with children and respond in surprising detail to questions posed by their young users. The toys record the voices of children who interact with them and store those recordings in the cloud, helping the toys become “smarter.” As Wi-Fi-enabled toys like these compete for attention in the home, a new analysis…

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May

10

2017
Why Do Children Love Those Fad Toys So?

Why Do Children Love Those Fad Toys So?

Enlarge this image Furbies were a thing in the late 1990s. But does anybody crave one now? Robert Gourley/Flickr hide caption toggle caption Robert Gourley/Flickr First, it was Pokémon. Then came a special trick yo-yo, Magic: The Gathering cards, and some kind of “thinking putty.” Over time, my 9-year-old’s obsessions have changed. But one thing has remained consistent: When he wants something, he really, really…

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May

10

2017

An App for Mothers Who Missed Out on Tinder

By SOPHIA KERCHER May 10, 2017 At the end of a first date, Jamie Kolnick, a business owner in Manhattan, didn’t want it to end. She walked her new companion home to keep talking. “I’d invite you in, but it’s a mess,” her date said. Except the two weren’t on just any date. The afternoon was what Ms. Kolnick calls “a mom date,” and a meetup between…

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May

10

2017
How focusing on parent-child relationships can prevent child maltreatment

How focusing on parent-child relationships can prevent child maltreatment

Child abuse and neglect is a widespread and costly problem in the United States. Approximately 3.9 million children were subjects of maltreatment reports to child welfare agencies in 2013. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, child abuse and neglect cost the U.S. $124 billion in 2012. In order to help children facing maltreatment, researchers and clinicians first needed to address the heart…

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May

09

2017
Outcry Over Photo Showing The Face Of A Girl Allegedly Being Raped

Outcry Over Photo Showing The Face Of A Girl Allegedly Being Raped

Enlarge this image This is a screenshot of an online promotion by LensCulture for the Magnum 2017 photo competition, using photographs by Souvid Datta taken of girls in the red light district of Kolkata. The photo that was used has been blacked out. NPR hide caption toggle caption NPR On April 28, the magazine LensCulture posted a photo of what appeared to be a man…

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May

09

2017
The Global Gap In Health Care Dollars For Young And Old Is Huge

The Global Gap In Health Care Dollars For Young And Old Is Huge

The United States spends a lot of money taking care of the health needs of old people. In 2010, for example, each person 65 and older received $18,424 in health care services. That’s five times more than the $3,628 in spending per child under 18, and three times more than the $6,125 per working-age adult, according to the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services. “In…

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May

09

2017
Dad’s involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development

Dad’s involvement with baby early on associated with boost in mental development

Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life could have a positive impact on their baby’s cognitive development. In a study, published in the Infant Mental Health Journal, researchers from Imperial College London, King’s College London and Oxford University looked at how fathers interacted with their babies at three months of age and measured the infants’ cognitive development more…

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