Kids Health

Thousands More Kids Are Separated From Their Parents

The migrant crisis at the U.S. southern border is even worse than we thought. According to a newly released investigative report from the inspector general (IG) of the Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. government detained and separated thousands of more children from their families than officials had previously disclosed. The numbers are staggering, with the […]

Health Problems

Gay dads and their kids still face social shaming

(HealthDay)—Two-thirds of gay fathers have felt the pain of social stigma, and they have encountered that stigma most often in religious settings, a new survey shows. “We were not surprised that stigma is still experienced by gay fathers,” said study author Dr. Ellen Perrin. “But we did not expect so much stigma to be experienced […]

Health Problems

Older people can come to believe their own lies

What happens when older adults lie? A new study suggests that in as little as 45 minutes they can come to believe it’s the truth. Associate professor of psychology Angela Gutchess and her colleagues published the research online in the journal Brain and Cognition. Gutchess and her collaborators used electroencephalography (EEG) to monitor the brain […]

Personal Health

Why Everyone Is Obsessed With Mini Fridges for Their Skincare

Anyone who follows a lot of beauty accounts on Instagram is probably familiar with the #minifridgeshelfie: an adorably tiny fridge curated with ‘gram-worthy skincare essentials. It’s probably millennial pink, and chances are it contains some candy-colored Drunk Elephant bottles, a sheet mask or two, and an artfully posed jade roller. If, like me, you spend way too much […]

Health Problems

To track how students ace the LSAT, watch their eyes

A half-decade ago, UC Berkeley neuroscientists discovered that training for law school admission exams boosted brain connections that sharpen reasoning skills. Today, they’ve taken a major step closer to understanding how practicing the LSAT makes students smarter. They’re watching their eyes. Their findings, published today in the Science of Learning, a Nature Partner Journal, make […]

Health News

Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

Skipping your checkup but not grandma’s? Caring for an older loved one is a balancing act, and a new poll shows that too often it’s the caregivers’ health that’s neglected. The survey, by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, found about a third of caregivers have gone without a routine physical or dental […]

Kids Health

Half of parents say their preschooler fears doctor’s visits

A trip to the pediatrician’s office can be a nerve-wracking experience for both children and their parents, especially when efforts to calm young patients down dominate the visit. And half of parents of toddler and preschool-aged children can relate, saying their child is afraid of going to the doctor, according to a new report from […]