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When Doctors Talk To Parents About HPV Vaccine: Make It Brief

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:00 -0500

A decade after HPV vaccine was introduced in the U.S., many doctors still hesitate to routinely recommend that children get vaccinated against the cancer-causing virus.

'B' And 'D' Learning Process Debunks Dyslexia Jumbled-Letters Myth

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500

Many believe dyslexia is about jumbled letters, but experts say that's not quite right. This story explores what's happening in the brain that causes those backward letters.

A Million Dollar Prize For A Doctor Who Goes The Extra Mile

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:42:00 -0500

Dr. Raj Panjabi started Last Mile Health to bring health care to remote parts of Liberia. Now he has received the very generous TED Prize, to be used to fulfill "a wish."

Are Food Allergies On The Rise? Experts Say They Don't Know

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:18:00 -0500

Despite assumptions that peanut and other allergies are becoming more common in the U.S., experts say they just don't know. One challenge: Symptoms can be misinterpreted and diagnosis isn't easy.

Flu Vaccine During Pregnancy Not Linked To Autism

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:53:00 -0500

Neither getting the flu nor getting a flu shot appears to increase the risk of autism in children, a study finds. The shots are recommended because the flu poses health risks to mother and fetus.

Should Child Marriage Be Talked About In The Classroom?

Sat, 26 Nov 2016 07:00:12 -0500

When the issue is absent from textbooks, says one researcher, it's also absent from classroom discussion.

'Hyena Man' Had Sex With 100 Girls And Women, Gets 2-Year Sentence

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:11:00 -0500

Eric Aniva's case caught international attention. Now his sentence is attracting global criticism.

Contest: Seeking Nominations For Untold Stories In Global Health

Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:11:00 -0500

The goal is to bring vital but neglected stories to the public eye.

Turkey Withdraws Bill That Eased Penalties On Child Sexual Abuse

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:44:00 -0500

The controversial measure would have allowed some child sexual abusers to escape prison time if they married their victims. It was sharply criticized by opposition parties and human rights groups.

The New Debate Over Bed Nets And Malaria Prevention

Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:07:00 -0500

Do they still help prevent disease caused by the bite of infected mosquitoes? A five-year study offers cause for concern as well as good news.

Heavy Screen Time Rewires Young Brains, For Better And Worse

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:07:00 -0500

Bombarding young mice with video and audio stimulation changes the way the brain develops. But some scientists think those sorts of brain changes could protect kids from stressing out in a busy world.

Will Legal Marijuana Lead To More People Smoking Tobacco?

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:36:00 -0500

California boasts one of the lowest rates of tobacco smoking in the nation. Researchers worry that pot smoking will lead the way to cigarette smoking.

Texas Parents Have Unanswered Questions About School Vaccination Rates

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:59:00 -0500

Data about the number of unvaccinated kids in individual public schools aren't available to parents in Texas. Some of them are looking to change the reporting requirements.

When The Students On Campus Have Kids Of Their Own

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0500

There are more than 2 million single parents enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities. Some schools, like Wilson College in Pennsylvania, have figured out what it takes to help them succeed.

To Make A Big Stink About Diarrhea, Ask 'Em To Write A Poo-em

Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:44:00 -0500

Defeat DD is raising awareness for the No. 2 killer of children under five around the world — by getting people to write haikus about poop.