Tag: children

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March 3, 2009

Baby Einstein? Well, Maybe Not So Much.

We already knew that too much television watching was not good for the health of adults and teens and even young children, leading to a more sedentary lifestyle.…

February 12, 2009

I Think Glenn McGee Predicted This Would Happen....

Today, the Wall Street Journal reported that a Los Angeles fertility clinic is offering parents the capacity to choose the traits of their child to allow them to make, um, “The Perfect Baby.”

The WSJ article, titled “A Baby, Please.…

February 3, 2009

Turn Off That TV or You are Going to Be Depressed.

It turns out that the amount of television that your teenager watches during his or her youth may be a determinant of whether they develop depression later in life, a recent study has found.…

January 27, 2009

High Fructose Corn Syrup Isn't JUST Sugar After All....

Well, it turns out that the anti-high fructose corn syrup crusaders had something to fear all along. Not just rotting teeth or hyperactivity, but evidently mercury in their children’s Frosted Flakes and Fruit Gushers, too.…

January 27, 2009

And Baby H Makes Eight!

One California mother received the surprise of her life on Monday.

As if seven bouncing bundles of joy weren’t going to be enough for a new mom to handle at feeding and diaper changing time, but lo and behold, it was announced yesterday morning at the Kaiser Permanente hospital that an eighth newborn had arrived, according to CNN.…

January 27, 2009

The Promise of SCHIP

Ronald Bayer and Amy Fairchild published a commentary on the impending expansion of the SCHIP program on the Huffington Post.…

January 22, 2009

Who Is Subject Number 2143? Oh, He's Just My Son.

What do researchers do in an era of scarce research funding and difficult to find research subjects? Enlist their own children, of course!…

January 19, 2009

Quick, Easy Criticism of Conjoined Twins' Parents is Just That

Last week on Bioedge, Michael Cook brought to our attention a story from the UK involving Lisa and Mike Chamberlain, soon-to-be parents of conjoined twins, who have refused to consider terminating their pregnancy.…

January 13, 2009

Didn't You Just Know This Was True? Vicks May Be Bad For You

How many of you have the urge upon reading this headline “Vicks Might Make Kids Sicker” to immediately forward the article to your mother and say, “See I told you so all those years ago!…

December 1, 2008

H.S. Kids are Unethical. But Why?

As reported Sunday on MSNBC, high school kids break ethical boundaries frequently–including lying, cheating, and stealing. With 30% of students having stolen something from a store in the last year and 64% admitting to having cheated on a test, one has to wonder: why are our nation’s youth okay with breaking the rules?…