Health and Science News for Parents
Feb
25

Kids’ ear infections: New guidelines for pediatricians and parents issued

written by Tara Haelle

Ah, ear infections. The bane of existence for every parent of a young child – right up there with sleeping and eating challenges! And of course, now that antibiotic resistance is a serious concern, it really matters whether an ear infection is bacterial and really requires antibiotics, or whether we can wait it out. Give […]

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Feb
17

Dance injuries on the rise – but not as much as other activities

written by Tara Haelle

Is your daughter or son a dancer? Do they understand the importance of stretching, warming up and cooling down each time they dance? If you’re not sure, this is a good time to remind them. A recent study found that dance-related injuries have been rising over the past decade and a half or so. The […]

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Feb
13

Scarlet fever probably didn’t blind Mary Ingalls in “Little House on the Prairie”

written by Tara Haelle

This news is about a week old now, but I’m still catching up and didn’t want to skip it. First, I have a confession to make. I never actually read a single one of the Little House on the Prairie books. Somehow, despite being an avid little reader, I never picked them up (though I […]

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Feb
11

An inside look at ScienceOnline’s Chemophobia session

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s post will not be for everyone, but it’s something a little different – an inside look at one of the ScienceOnline sessions dealing with chemophobia, or the irrational fear of “chemicals” despite the fact that everything in our world (and in our bodies) are made of chemicals. I’ve embedded a Storify compilation below from […]

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Feb
10

Where have I been? ScienceOnline!

written by Tara Haelle

You may have noticed I haven’t written much in the past two weeks. That’s because I was away at – and then recovering from – an amazing 4-day science conference called ScienceOnline in Raleigh, NC. “SciO13” was a meetings of some of the most active science bloggers, science journalists and science journalists in the English-speaking […]

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