What started as an innocent look into the trend of people consuming placentas uncovered a heated academic debate over whether the placenta has a microbiome.
By Nsikan Akpan
Outdated regulations for lead have failed to protect children’s health.
By Jill Johnston, The Conversation
Scientists say the data show over and over that early diagnosis of genetic disorders not only saves lives, but can keep long-term health care costs down.
By Meghana Keshavan, STAT
For the third consecutive year, unvaccinated communities have grown, the CDC reported Thursday. One school in Oregon has toddler vaccination rates lower than those in Venezuela.
By Jamie Leventhal
Low birth weight, defined as being born under 5.5 pounds, has previously been linked with an increased risk of childhood mortality and poorer educational outcomes.
By Alma Gottlieb, The Conversation
An anthropologist explores why there’s no one-size-fits-all model of child-rearing advice for all the world’s parents.
By Jean Twenge, The Conversation
By 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights – meaning almost half of U.S. teens are significantly sleep-deprived.
By KQED Future of You
After her daughter was bullied, one mom decided to start a camp dedicated to welcoming gender nonconforming kids.
By Julia Scott, KQED
Neurobiologist Frances Jensen explores the biochemical imperatives that make teenagers and young adults so emotional and unpredictable, as well as leaving them more vulnerable to addiction and mental disorders.
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