Pregnancy 17 November '16
The six women, who are either pregnant or holding their young children, posed for a photo showcasing their “rainbow babies” or those who were born after their mothers had a miscarriage or stillbirth. The vibrant photo has gone viral and as of this writing, has generated more than 25,000 likes on Facebook, 19,789 shares, and nearly 3,000 comments.
School Age 9 November '16
A mysterious and rare debilitating syndrome has left eight children in Washington State paralyzed. Acute flaccid myelitis causes inflammation in the spinal cord, resulting in temporary or permanent paralysis.
School Age 7 November '16
Parents aren't always around to limit their kids' consumption of sweets. How can parents restrict their kids' sugar intake then? Here are some effective tips from experts.
Medicine 28 October '16
A new study found that there's an uptick in anxiety and depression medication among cancer survivors. Patients who usually use antidepressants are under 65 years old, are whites, have public insurance and source for medical care, and have multiple chronic health problems.
Health/Nutrition 27 October '16
Some cities in the United States have many residents with healthy hearts and aren't susceptible to heart attacks. Others, however, have people with weak hearts and are prone to heart attacks.
Health/Nutrition 25 October '16
Peer recovery programs introduce peer recovery coaches or specialists to drug overdose patients while they're still in emergency rooms and maintain contact with them after they get discharged. Patients develop a bond and trust these coaches because they share the same experiences.
Health 14 October '16
The U.S. is at the 47th spot out of 50 countries and Canada landed the 19th ranking. The top five nations with the fittest kids and teens are Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway and Japan.
Behavior 7 October '16
Driver's Edge prepares teenage drivers for the dangers they could encounter on the road. Participants are taught driver safety, real-life emergency avoidance, and response techniques, among others.
Health 6 October '16
A new study found that preschoolers exposed even to low lead levels have low scores in reading and math tests. This could explain the existing gaps in test scores between children from various socioeconomic groups.
Health 4 October '16
Microcephaly is the most obvious indicator of Zika damage. The impairments, however, also include seizure-like activity, painful reflux and neurological impairments in a baby's motor skills, memory, language and social skills, among others.
Body 29 September '16
A new smartphone app that helps track and detect Zika virus outbreaks and symptoms has been developed in the University of Arizona. The app is "a community-based disease detection system" that is available for free on iOS and Android devices.
Health 28 September '16
A mother saw proof of the dangers of having no vaccination after her three children fell ill due to rotavirus. Vaccines protect children from a host of diseases such as chicken pox, diphtheria, hepatitis A and B, influenza, measles, mumps, pertussis, polio, pneumococcus, rotavirus, rubella and tetanus.
Autism 26 September '16
Exercise and physical activities improve autistic children’s motor skills, as well as their attention and social communication skills, behavioral problems, and academic performance. Exercises such as yoga, creative dance, and robotics have positive results in people with autism.
Travel 23 September '16
A new study found that vacations tend to push troubled couples towards divorce instead of rekindling their love and commitment to each other. The number of divorce filings surged in March and August, which are months that follow winter and summer holidays.
Health 15 September '16
A new study found that weight-based discrimination and bullying suffered by middle school students are bound to have serious emotional consequences as adolescents grow up. Childhood bullying can have long-term and traumatic effects on a person's mental health, particularly in their emotional, psychological, and social developments.
Body 15 September '16
The teen's boyfriend said she suffered from headaches, altered mental states, and was speaking gibberish days after she contracted the brain-eating amoeba. Naegleria fowleri causes an infection called primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM).
Medicine 10 September '16
The predawn spraying of the insecticide naled against Zika-carrying Aedes mosquitoes was carried out on Friday morning by small planes. Officials are also spraying pesticide and larvicide on the ground in areas where mosquito populations flock.
Health 2 September '16
A preterm birth occurs before a woman reached her 37th week of pregnancy. Babies born prematurely have higher risks of infant death and long-term health disabilities.
Health 2 September '16
There is a shortage of neurologists trained to care for babies with Zika-related brain damage, particularly in rural areas. Before the Zika virus outbreak, the United States is already in need of around 11 percent more neurologists than the ones currently operating in the country.
Autism 31 August '16
Children diagnosed with autism before they turn four years old have higher chances of getting successful results in treatment. Late autism diagnosis pushes parents to seek alternative and complementary autism medications, which are not that effective as behavioral therapy.
Health 31 August '16
Aside from microcephaly and hearing loss, babies infected with the Zika virus can also have eye defects and impaired growth. The Zika outbreak has already reached Florida in the United States, and in numerous countries and territories in the Americas.
Autism 16 August '16
Kids with sensory sensitivities struggle in back-to-school shopping sprees where both children and parents alike clamor in malls. JC Penney developed this event in an effort to practice corporate inclusion and diversity program.
Autism 15 August '16
Many people believe that autistic kids are averse to engaging and interactions. In reality, they want to participate in conversations but are discouraged from doing so because they have experienced recurring failures, so they stop trying. Some educators aim to address this problem.