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Time is up for timeouts
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:17:36 GMT
Without meaning to, my wife and I conducted an A-B experiment while disciplining our two children. They are 4½ years apart, and somewhere in that gap -- thanks to the suggestions of the progressive, mindful parenting books we regularly consume -- we did away with the popular refuge of nearly all parents (probably since the dawn of time): the "timeout." As some Neanderthal dad probably yelled, "Go to your part of the cave until you've calmed down!"
Will a signal from the top mean more gun violence research?
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:33:14 GMT
After previous mass shootings, Democratic lawmakers and victims' families have called for more restrictive gun laws and more research, but not much has changed. This time, though, the script is different -- leaving experts wondering whether it will matter.
Measles tripled in Europe in 2017, European CDC reports
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 18:14:44 GMT
Thirty European nations reported a total of 14,451 measles cases in 2017 -- more than three times the number reported in 2016, according to a new surveillance update from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, an agency of the European Union. There were 4,643 reported cases in 2016.
Is a social life the answer to longevity?
Tue, 06 Feb 2018 10:36:07 GMT
Psychologists in Sardinia explore the power of social networks in an area with extraordinary longevity.
World's first human case of H7N4 avian flu reported in China
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 20:18:45 GMT
The first human case of the H7N4 strain of avian influenza has been reported in China, Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection announced Wednesday.
The centenarians dominating one region of Sardinia
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 13:59:59 GMT
Antonio Todde was the first man in the world to live to 110, and he resided in Tiana, a village on the Italian island of Sardinia.
Kidney stones on the rise in US, study suggests
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:14:56 GMT
Kidney stones may be increasing among both men and women in the US, a new study says.
What happens to your brain when you give up sugar
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:03:35 GMT
Anyone who knows me also knows that I have a huge sweet tooth. I always have.
Ultra-processed foods linked to increased cancer risk
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:30:39 GMT
Flu now blamed for 84 child deaths this season, CDC says
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:35:23 GMT
The deaths of 22 more children from flu-related causes were reported Friday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in its weekly surveillance report.
Why women in Arizona are sending a state representative pads and tampons
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 20:04:41 GMT
Women across Arizona are bombarding a Republican representative's office with tampons and pads.
Judge gives grandparents custody of Ohio transgender teen
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 01:24:15 GMT
A Hamilton County, Ohio, judge on Friday gave custody of a transgender teen to his grandparents rather than his parents, allowing them to make medical decisions regarding his transition.
As marijuana use rises, doctors warn pregnant women
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:30:05 GMT
Two-year-old Maverick Hawkins sits on a red, plastic car in his grandmother's living room in the picturesque town of Nevada City, Calif., in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. His playpal Delilah Smith, a fellow 2-year-old, snacks on hummus and cashews and delights over the sounds of her Princess Peppa Pig stuffie.
FDA approves first blood test for concussion
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 23:54:24 GMT
The US Food and Drug Administration has, for the first time, approved a blood test to help detect concussion in adults.
Healthiest office snacks, as chosen by nutritionists
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 20:45:58 GMT
When your stomach starts grumbling during a midmorning meeting or when you're stuck at your desk without a break in sight, what is the most satisfying and healthy snack to grab? To answer this question, I asked 10 nutritionists what their favorite go-to nosh is during a busy workday. Below, their responses.
New Dutch law to make all adults organ donors unless they opt out
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 19:39:46 GMT
A new law would make all adults in the Netherlands organ donors -- unless they opt out of the system.
Other viruses cause Zika-like damage to fetuses,
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:49:57 GMT
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: The epidemic of gun violence is treatable
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 15:25:21 GMT
As a doctor who works at an international news network, I often see the worst stories of all. In Iraq and Afghanistan, the horrific realities of the battlefield are funneled and concentrated in the medical tents where I have reported for more than a decade. I have seen patients infected with Ebola in West Africa who dehydrate to death, with no treatment in sight. There are other stories I still can't talk about.
Flu warfare may look different next year
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:44:30 GMT
New ways of preventing and treating the flu are on the horizon.
US personnel suffered 'symptoms resembling brain injury' in Cuba, study says
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 04:19:59 GMT
Intergenerational care: Where kids help the elderly live longer
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:11:46 GMT
On the surface, Nightingale House in London looks like any other residential home for the elderly. With almost 200 residents, it's one of the the largest care homes in the country.
Are you susceptible to brainwashing?
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 18:08:10 GMT
"Cults love people who say 'it could never happen to me' because it makes them that much easier to recruit," one cult expert said.
More than 40 dead in Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 18:17:03 GMT
At least 43 people have died and 450 people are ill in a Lassa fever outbreak in Nigeria, according to the World Health Organization.
Flu vaccine just 36% effective this season, CDC reports
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 23:26:34 GMT
Flu season is still raging in the United States, yet already it ranks among the most difficult in recent years. One reason: This year's vaccine has been just 36% effective against both A and B virus strains, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated in Thursday's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
Aetna inquiry widens over ex-medical director's comments
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 12:17:08 GMT
Three more states announced this week that they are opening investigations of Aetna after a former medical director for the insurer admitted under oath that he never looked at patients' medical records when deciding whether to approve or deny care.
Psychiatric illnesses share similar gene activity
Tue, 13 Feb 2018 09:48:40 GMT
At least three neuropsychiatric disorders -- autism, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder -- appear to share similar patterns of gene activity, a new study suggests.
Teens raised on lockdown drills feel the weight of the Florida shooting
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:09:44 GMT
Mixing generations: The key to longevity?
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 11:01:05 GMT
The healing power of 3-year-olds is being harnessed in the UK's largest elderly care home.
California launches investigation following stunning admission by Aetna medical director
Mon, 12 Feb 2018 00:00:03 GMT
Sex and finances are better for married people. Don't worry, singles — you win sleep
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:59:35 GMT