Caregivers need only ‘get it right’ 50 percent of the time when responding to babies’ need for attachment to have a positive impact on a baby, new research finds.
Treatment with genetically altered bacteriophages — viruses that attack bacteria — may have halted a patient’s near-fatal infection, a positive step in the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria. (Image credit: Courtesy of Jo Holdaway)
For years in prison, Kristan Kerr looked forward to one thing every month: a visit from her daughter. “I just watched her grow all the way up,” she says. (Image credit: Christopher Connelly/KERA)
More than 10 states are considering tightening their vaccine laws in response to what health officials say is the worst year for measles in 25 years. The bills are spurring passionate opposition. (Image credit: Sarah Zimmerman/AP)
A dengue vaccine put thousands of kids at risk for a deadly condition. Some scientists say the manufacturer and health officials did too little to warn parents in the Philippines. (Image credit: Noel Celis /AFP/Getty Images)
The average deductible for employer-sponsored health insurance has quadrupled in the last 12 years. A Los Angeles Times investigation finds even insured workers are going without needed medical care. (Image credit: Nick Krug/Los Angeles Times)
A new study has found evidence that children under 3 years old are most the vulnerable to the effects of adversity — experiences including poverty, family and financial instability, and abuse — on their epigenetic profiles, chemical tags that alter gene expression and may have consequences for future mental health.
Vaccination eliminated measles from the U.S. nearly 20 years ago. But with this year’s record-setting outbreaks, are we close to measles to making a sustained comeback? (Image credit: solidcolours/Getty Images)
Democratic congressional leaders called the White House meeting “very constructive,” but the big question remains unanswered. The parties will reconvene in a few weeks to discuss funding options. (Image credit: Evan Vucci/AP)
Tootsie, Beetlejuice and The Prom round up the Tony category for best musical, while The Ferryman, Gary, Ink, Choir Boy and What the Constitution Means to Me are all up for best play. (Image credit: Matthew Murphy/Courtesy of Hadestown, The Musical)