| Dec 27, 2010
| 10:48 AM
More and more kids these days seem to have food allergies, and peanut-free classrooms are becoming the norm in many elementary schools.
In trying to characterize the apparent increase, scientists have identified two distinct trends. The first is that...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 11:25 AM
It goes without saying that children who are obese would benefit from aerobic exercise. However, they're likely to find the idea of going for a jog or spending half an hour on a treadmill about as appealing as watching Congress debate the fine points of...
| Mar 8, 2011
| 11:01 AM
Eric Carle's famous book "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" has become a foot soldier (well, a many-footed soldier) in the war against child obesity.
The storybook character, beloved by parents and children since he emerged from an egg -- pop! -- on a...
| Feb 20, 2012
If Facebook is any indication, new parents love to take photos of their partners happily dozing with a sleeping baby. But while this moment may be picturesque, how safe is it?
The practice of having infants sleep in the same bed as mom and dad is known...
| Jul 30, 2007
| 4:55 PM
2007-07-30 14:49:16.0 Administrator: The chat with Heidi Murkoff will start at 3pm.
2007-07-30 15:13:59.0 Administrator: Question from Tamara: how to beat the all-day sickness in the first tr-mester? my dr. wont see me till i'm 10wks. so i've stopped...
| Jul 13, 2008
Whether you're a 10-year-old swimming in the lake at Camp Ka-ching-a or a 30-year-old having a drink on the terrace at the W, summer is the season for skimpy clothes, bare skin and, in a cruel twist, hungry mosquitoes. There's nothing like a field of...
| Oct 30, 2006
Despite three decades of research on gay parenting, social scientists cannot conclusively determine whether children raised by homosexuals develop differently, for better or worse, than those raised by heterosexuals.
Though the early consensus is that...
| Oct 29, 2008
Today's question: Why should the state recognize marriage at all? Wouldn't it be better to leave marriage to religious groups and instead have civil unions for everyone? Previously, Broyles and Jean offered their views of what would happen to married...
| Oct 22, 2008
Today's question: In California, minors need parental consent before undergoing almost any medical procedure. Why is reproductive medicine treated differently? Miriam Gerace and Katie Short debate Proposition 4, which would require a parent to be notified...
| Oct 24, 2008
Today's question: Is Proposition 4 about protecting minors or narrowing abortion rights? Would it really protect children from predators, as some supporters say? Gerace and Short conclude their debate on Proposition 4, which would require doctors to...
| Sep 30, 2007
What science the Bush administration chooses to stifle or promote seems to be a matter of politics and economics. According to a recent story in the Washington Post, the multibillion-dollar baby formula industry pressured the Department of Health and...