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  • With children and food allergy diagnoses, thoroughness is key

    With children and food allergy diagnoses, thoroughness is key
    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...
  • Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids

    Weightlifting can be helpful for obese kids
    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...
  • Deconstructing 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar': Excellent food choices, portion control needs work

    Deconstructing 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar': Excellent food choices, portion control needs work
    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...
  • Pro/Con: Is sharing a bed with baby healthful or risky?

    Pro/Con: Is sharing a bed with baby healthful or risky?
    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...
  • Live chat: great expectations

    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...
  • With mosquito season in full force, learn to bite back

    With mosquito season in full force, learn to bite back
    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...
  • Do children of gay parents develop differently?

    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...
  • Why not just have civil unions for everyone?

    Why not just have civil unions for everyone?
    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...
  • Should doctors have to notify parents before a minor receives an abortion?

    Should doctors have to notify parents before a minor receives an abortion?
    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...
  • Is Prop. 4 about parental rights or restricting abortion?

    Is Prop. 4 about parental rights or restricting abortion?
    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...
  • The White House vs. mother's milk

    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...