Jan

02

2017
Babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost

Babies exposed to stimulation get brain boost

Many new parents still think that babies should develop at their own pace, and that they shouldn’t be challenged to do things that they’re not yet ready for. Infants should learn to roll around under their own power, without any “helpful” nudges, and they shouldn’t support their weight before they can stand or walk on their own. They mustn’t be potty trained before they are…

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Jan

02

2017
Is the Warning That Creatine’s Not For Teens Getting Through?

Is the Warning That Creatine’s Not For Teens Getting Through?

Enlarge this image Creatine’s popularity among adult athletes as a way to build muscle has prompted many young people to want to try it, too. Tara Moore/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Tara Moore/Getty Images Creatine, a chemical constituent of meat and fish that’s legally been sold online, in supermarkets, health food stores and vitamin shops for at least a couple of decades, may be…

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Jan

01

2017
Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders

Unexpected Risks Found In Editing Genes To Prevent Inherited Disorders

Enlarge this image The genes in mitochondria, which are the powerhouses in human cells, can cause fatal inherited disease. But replacing the bad genes may cause other health problems. Getty Images/Science Photo Library hide caption toggle caption Getty Images/Science Photo Library In September, reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang and his team at the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City captured the world’s attention when…

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Dec

30

2016
How can I help my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?

How can I help my child to fall asleep and stay asleep?

Overall, studies indicate that 15 to 20 percent of one to three year olds continue to have nightwakings. According to Stephanie Zandieh, M.D., Director, Pediatric Sleep Disorders and Apnea Center, The Valley Hospital, “Inappropriate sleep associations are the primary cause of frequent nightwakings. Sleep associations are those conditions that are habitually present at the time of sleep onset and in the presence of which the…

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Dec

30

2016
In Puerto Rico, A Woman Infected With Zika Prays For A Healthy Baby

In Puerto Rico, A Woman Infected With Zika Prays For A Healthy Baby

Enlarge this image Keishla Mojica, 23, lives in Cuagas, Puerto Rico. She was infected with Zika virus while pregnant and expects to give birth in early January. Carmen Heredia Rodriguez/KHN hide caption toggle caption Carmen Heredia Rodriguez/KHN Before the virus overwhelmed Puerto Rico, Zika already lurked in Keishla Mojica’s home in Caguas. First her partner, John Rodríguez, 23, became infected. His face swelled and a…

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Dec

28

2016
Big Battles Over Farm And Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

Big Battles Over Farm And Food Policies May Be Brewing As Trump Era Begins

Enlarge this image Many large-scale farms rely heavily on immigrant labor. And many farmers are opposed to Donald Trump’s strong stance against illegal immigrant. Ryan Anson/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Ryan Anson/Bloomberg via Getty Images At first glance, food policy seems to be an afterthought in the Trump administration. The campaign saw few debates about food or farming. And the President-elect still…

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Dec

24

2016
PHOTOS: Young People Look You In The Eye And Open Up Their Souls

PHOTOS: Young People Look You In The Eye And Open Up Their Souls

Thembinkosi Fanwell Ngwenya from the series “Similar Uniforms: We Refuse to Compare.” Claudio Rasano/Courtesy of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 hide caption toggle caption Claudio Rasano/Courtesy of Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016 His name is Katlehong Matsenen. He’s 18. And when you look at his portrait, he seems to be looking right back at you. The photograph of Matsenen (above) by Claudio Rasano…

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