Health and Science News for Parents
Dec
19

Beware the real-life poisoned apples

written by Tara Haelle

One of my son’s favorite treats to grab for the grocery basket are those prepackaged caramel apples, four caramel-covered apples on sticks in mass-produced molded plastic and often stamped with a manager’s special sticker at Kroger. But in light of a recent Listeria outbreak, he won’t be eating any of those caramel apples for a […]

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Dec
11

A round-up: A new 9-strain HPV vaccine! The effects of debunking vaccine myths! News on phthalates, toys, IUDs, juice and breastfeeding!

written by Tara Haelle

I’ve been pretty busy the past several weeks with my HealthDay stories, my Forbes blog and my book, so I’ve neglected this blog more than I planned. However, I’d love to highlight the worthwhile studies and the stories I’ve covered elsewhere, so here’s a quick round-up of the past two weeks of my work in […]

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Dec
5

Are you ready for flu and cold season?

written by Tara Haelle

Regular readers of this blog know that I frequently write about vaccines and am particularly known for addressing misinformation about the flu vaccine. While the flu vaccine can reduce the risk of catching the flu, it cannot eliminate your risk, and it does nothing to prevent colds and most other viruses. Practicing good hygiene – […]

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Dec
4

The sisters reached the top of Kilimanjaro

written by Tara Haelle

A little over a week ago I wrote about sisters Natalia Luis and Cidalia Luis-Akbar who were climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro – the highest peak on the African continent – to raise awareness about earlier and more accurate prenatal screening, particularly for high-risk pregnancies. Well, the women made it! They reached the 19,341-feet summit on Thanksgiving […]

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Dec
2

New insights into the secrets of SIDS

written by Tara Haelle

It’s a bit ironic that since I began researching and writing the chapter section of our book on SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) and on bedsharing, I’ve been assigned two articles related to infant sleep deaths and then saw a study last week about a new discovery related to SIDS. It’s an area I’m particularly […]

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Dec
1

Supporting science on Giving Tuesday

written by Tara Haelle

Most of my blog posts center on recent research or interpreting studies relevant to parenting, and that means I’m frequently writing about vaccines. This time, rather than writing about a new study on vaccines or dispelling myths about them, I’m letting you know about a few organizations whose advocacy centers on immunizations (both in the […]

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