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Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:41:00 -0400Infants should sleep in the same room as their parents for the first six months of their lives, and ideally, the entire first year. That's a key recommendation from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:42:00 -0400Dennis Ogbe got polio at age 3 in Nigeria. He's gone on to win medals in the Paralympics. And he hopes the battle against polio will be won, despite its reappearance in his homeland.
Mon, 24 Oct 2016 05:03:00 -0400The American Academy of Pediatrics has new advice out for parents to protect babies from sudden infant death syndrome. SIDS claims the lives of about 3,500 babies each year in the U.S.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 09:09:43 -0400When Dr. Rishi Manchanda worked in a clinic in South Central Los Angeles, he saw that patients were getting sick because of toxic living conditions — so he tried a unique treatment approach.
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:03:00 -0400The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched more liberal guidelines on children's media use. They're offering parents an online tool to help manage the what, where and when of family screen time.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:05:00 -0400High-quality, affordable child care can be difficult to find. A webcast looked at the issues and a poll by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Tue, 18 Oct 2016 04:44:00 -0400Parents look for a place where their child will be loved and happy, but often have to make decisions based on cost and location. Researchers are looking for a rich developmental experience.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:17:00 -0400It happened in China. One of the men who reportedly assaulted them was their school principal. We talk to the director of a documentary about this case.
Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:03:00 -0400Almost all parents rate their child care as very good or excellent, according to a new NPR poll. But researchers say that's off base, and that just 10 percent of child care is high quality.
Sun, 16 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400A report from the World Health Organization shows that it's not a disease of the past — it's a disease of the present and likely to be a continuing problem in the future.
Sat, 15 Oct 2016 17:04:28 -0400Climbing drug prices are taking a toll on West Virginia's budget, some state legislators say. Expensive drugs fuel an increase in Medicaid spending, which leaves less money for schools and roads.
Fri, 14 Oct 2016 14:51:00 -0400Or maybe it is a love song. As Nigerian pop star Sunny Aji puts it, "Because I love you so much, I don't want you to fall sick." So ... lather up!
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 15:16:00 -0400We've gathered over 100 questions from readers and now we'd love for you to vote on our three finalists. We'll report on the winner.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 07:00:00 -0400Long before Youth Radio's Desmond Meagley had the words to describe his identity, he used art as an outlet. Drawing was more than a hobby for him; it was a way to find comfort when nothing else fit.
Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:55:00 -0400Paternity leave can make a big difference in a dad's long-term engagement with the child, doctors find. Paid family leave also fosters breastfeeding and reduces the incidence of maternal depression.