Study: Spanking May Change Children’s Brains

Rare is the parent who’s never so much as thought about spanking an unruly child. But a new study provides another reason to avoid corporal punishment: Spanking may cause changes in the same areas of a child’s brain affected by more severe physical and sexual abuse. Previous research has consistently found links between spanking and behavioral problems, aggression, depression, and […]

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COVID-19 in Children: New Cases on the Rise Again

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center. The number of new COVID-19 cases in children rose for the third time in the last 4 weeks, reaching the highest point since mid-February, according to a report from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Children’s Hospital Association.   Just over 73,000 cases were reported […]

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Doctor Survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields, but Not COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Linath Lim’s life was shaped by starvation. She was not yet 13 when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia and ripped her family apart. The totalitarian regime sent her and four siblings to work camps, where they planted rice and dug irrigation canals from […]

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Doctor Survived Cambodia’s Killing Fields, but Not COVID

Editor’s note: Find the latest COVID-19 news and guidance in Medscape’s Coronavirus Resource Center.   Linath Lim’s life was shaped by starvation. She was not yet 13 when the Khmer Rouge seized power in Cambodia and ripped her family apart. The totalitarian regime sent her and four siblings to work camps, where they planted rice and dug irrigation canals from […]

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1 in 4 parents won’t vaccinate their kids against COVID-19: poll

More than one-quarter of U.S. parents don’t plan to vaccinate their kids for COVID-19, and roughly as many oppose school-required coronavirus shots, a new study finds. This opposition was more common among moms than dads, and was especially common among white mothers who identified as Republican/Republican-leaning, the researchers said. “Women tend to serve as family health managers within the family […]

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LOL! Kim Kardashian's Kids Interrupt Her Tanning Time: 'Mom Life on Vacay'

These pictures are worth a thousand words — and then some! Since Kim Kardashian and Kanye West added Mom and Dad to their résumés in 2013, they’ve been sharing adorable photos of their family. The KKW Beauty creator gave birth to their eldest daughter, North, in June 2013, followed by son Saint two years later. The couple went on to […]

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Beach Trip! Beyonce Shares Rare Photos With 3 Kids

Beyoncé’s beach trip! The Grammy winner made the most of a sunny day with her three kids on Wednesday, March 31. The singer, 39, shared an Instagram slideshow documenting their outing, from a selfie with her eldest daughter, Blue, 9, to their table at Nobu. The former Destiny’s Child member also shared photos of her and Jay-Z’s 3-year-old twins, Sir […]

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Beyoncé Shares Mother-Daughter Selfie with Blue Ivy Plus Rare Photos of Twins Rumi and Sir

Beyoncé is sharing glimpses from a fun-filled family day. On Wednesday, the Grammy winner, 39, shared a gallery of photos on Instagram without a caption, showcasing four snapshots of herself with her three kids — daughter Blue Ivy, 9, plus 3½-year-old twins Rumi and Sir — whom she shares with husband JAY-Z. The first picture is a selfie of the […]

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Fine Particle Pollution From Wildfires May Harm Kids More Than Other PM2.5

(Reuters Health) – Fine particles produced by western wildfires was associated with larger surges in child visits to the emergency department and urgent care than pollution from traditional sources, such as traffic and industry, a new study suggests. An analysis of Environmental Protection Agency data on particles smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM 2.5) and data on children’s emergency department and […]

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