When a childless man decided to sip his coffee on a bench in a Washington, D.C., playground, nervous parents dashed off emails and called the cops. Was it overreaction? Either way, one mother has a suggestion for controlling the …
Spot checks by the Office of the Inspector General found that some vaccines at 45 clinics across the country weren’t stored at the correct temperature, possibly affecting their potency. But for parents concerned about having to …
Kaja Meade is not happy about the prospect of family pre-boarding fading into the annals of airline history. Apparently lots of other people feel the same way: Meade’s petition on Change.org has garnered more than 36,000 signatures so far.
Researchers at the University of Washington have sequenced the entire genome of a fetus. The scientific advance could help detect certain diseases in the womb, but some experts worry that the trove of genetic information may …
Fighting a losing battle against age restrictions, Facebook is developing technology to allow young children to use the site legitimately. Would you let your elementary-schooler join the Facebook nation?
Seattle’s laid-back vibe has been challenged by a murder rate that already equals that of all of 2011. With schools on lockdown on Wednesday after shootings that left six people dead, including the suspected shooter, parents …
Could the answer to cancer lie within our own DNA?
A new study finds that the single biggest influence on kids’ physical activity levels is the exercise habits of their closest friends.
Most people don’t need science to appreciate the importance of a mother’s love. But to understand how early maltreatment can derail a child’s development requires careful study — and is fraught with ethical peril.
A new study finds that despite equal levels of chemicals in their homes, nonwhite toddlers had more exposure to flame retardant toxins than their white peers.
The former Playmate is posing nude again for Playboy. Will McCarthy’s fee bolster the cause of Generation Rescue, her autism research organization that rejects vaccines as dangerous?
The Learning Channel’s website yanked a story that was riddled with mistruths and flat-out errors — but only after major medical organizations complained.
In less than a decade, the proportion of kids ages 12 to 19 with diabetes or prediabetes has jumped from 9% in 1999-2000 to 23% in 2007-2008.