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Fear Of Toxic Smog Leads India To Limit Diwali Fireworks

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 04:55:00 -0400

The festival has been blamed for cloaking New Delhi and other cities in an unhealthy haze, but the solution has drawn plenty of criticism.

Educators Employ Strategies To Help Kids With Anxiety Return To School

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:31:00 -0400

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America estimates anxiety-based school refusal affects 2 to 5 percent of school-age children. It is often triggered by an underlying mental health issue.

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:04:00 -0400

"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," says sleep scientist Matthew Walker. His new book is Why We Sleep.

Studies Skewed By Focus On Well-Off, Educated Brains

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 13:56:00 -0400

What does a "normal" brain look like? Something a lot different when researchers make sure that study participants reflect the race, education and income levels of the U.S. at large.

A School For Kids With Autism Copes With Fire's Physical And Emotional Damage

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:00:17 -0400

Dealing with a fire or other natural disaster is hard on anyone, from evacuation to aftermath. And people with physical or developmental disabilities have particular needs, say emergency planners.

To Save Her Children, She Pretended To Be Crazy

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:00:14 -0400

Zainabu Hamayaji went to extraordinary lengths to protect her 10 children from being abducted by Boko Haram.

This Week's Air Quality Is Worst On Record For San Francisco Bay Area

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:31:00 -0400

As wildfires spread through Northern California counties, clouds of smoke and ash are spreading, too, far beyond the flames. Air quality officials have a database that's searchable by ZIP code.

FDA Panel Endorses Gene Therapy For A Form Of Childhood Blindness

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:43:00 -0400

After many setbacks for genetic therapies, advisers to the Food and Drug Administration recommended approval of the first gene treatment for an inherited form of blindness.

It Was A Year Of Pain — And Promise — For The World's Girls

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 11:14:00 -0400

A sampling of our stories about the world's girls: A 15-year-old died in a menstrual shed. A former child bride went back to school. Afghan women say no to a restrictive school uniform.

Off To College? Don't Forget To Pack A Plan For Your Health

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 07:30:00 -0400

Students, health care providers and parents all have a role to play in making sure college freshmen know how to get the health care they need when they're away from home for the first time.

Parents Lobby States To Expand Newborn Screening Test For Rare Brain Disorder

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:02:00 -0400

There's a genetic test for ALD, the inherited disorder portrayed in the movie Lorenzo's Oil, and the federal government recommends it for all newborns. But only a handful of states offer it routinely.

Can A Child Be Raised Free Of Gender Stereotypes? This Family Tried

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 21:00:00 -0400

When Jessica and Royce James learned that they were going to have a daughter, they decided to raise her in as gender-neutral a way as possible. It was harder than they could have imagined.

When Children Begin To Lie, There's Actually A Positive Takeaway

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:11:00 -0400

Children's initial, funny, sometimes troubling, and always-sloppy lies are signs that they have discovered something important about how other people's minds work, says guest blogger Marjorie Rhodes.

For Children With Severe Anxiety, Drugs Plus Therapy Help Best

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 09:01:00 -0400

Children and teens with severe anxiety benefit most from both psychotherapy and medication, a study finds. But it can be hard for families to find and pay for high-quality therapy.

Many Young Adults With Autism Also Have Mental Health Issues

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Young adults with autism are more likely to have anxiety, depression or other diagnoses than people with other disabilities. And that can make transitioning to adulthood more challenging.