Health News

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May). The systematic review and meta-analysis, synthesising the available evidence from the scientific literature, included […]

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 […]