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Mon, 05 Dec 2016 05:39:00 -0500A 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.
Sat, 03 Dec 2016 08:39:00 -0500Many 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.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:42:00 -0500Dr. 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."
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:18:00 -0500Despite 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.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:53:00 -0500Neither 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.
Sat, 26 Nov 2016 07:00:12 -0500When the issue is absent from textbooks, says one researcher, it's also absent from classroom discussion.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 18:11:00 -0500Eric Aniva's case caught international attention. Now his sentence is attracting global criticism.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:11:00 -0500The goal is to bring vital but neglected stories to the public eye.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:44:00 -0500The 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.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 16:07:00 -0500Do 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.
Sat, 19 Nov 2016 08:07:00 -0500Bombarding 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.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 11:36:00 -0500California boasts one of the lowest rates of tobacco smoking in the nation. Researchers worry that pot smoking will lead the way to cigarette smoking.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:59:00 -0500Data 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.
Fri, 18 Nov 2016 08:30:00 -0500There 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.
Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:44:00 -0500Defeat DD is raising awareness for the No. 2 killer of children under five around the world — by getting people to write haikus about poop.