Health and Science News for Parents
Sep
23

Red wine and… exercise, or how to deconstruct the hype of a health news story

written by Tara Haelle

I ran across one of those health stories recently that made me want to cheer, laugh and cry all at the same time. Really, the headline says it all: “Is Drinking Wine Better Than Going to the Gym? According to Scientists, Yes!” And of course, because of both the subject matter (red wine!) and the […]

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Jun
2

Last Week’s Round-Up: ADHD and obesity, pertussis shots, coping with natural disasters and tons more

written by Tara Haelle

Another week, another round-up of the health and science stories you might have missed… Before I launch into the different topics, I want to draw attention to this short but worthy piece on the ways numbers can deceive when we rely too much on the “averages.” It’s a great piece for educating yourself about critically […]

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May
18

News Round-Up for May 8 through May 18

written by Tara Haelle

Here’s another quick round-up of the week’s health and science news you might have missed for the first part of May. Pregnancy and Early Infancy Here’s one more reason to be sure you’re taking prenatal vitamins with folic acid— it may reduce your unborn baby’s risk of heart defects. Ever wondered how port wine stain […]

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Apr
21

Round-up: Talking to kids about traumatic events and the week’s health news

written by Tara Haelle

So… last week was a bit of a doozy. My head is still spinning from the insanity of the Boston Marathon blasts, the explosion in West, Texas (a city I’m dearly familiar with), the poisoned letters sent to the president and a Congressman and then the exhaustive manhunt in Boston which came to a climactic […]

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Sep
22

Round-up: Bullying, cell phones & cancer, yoga for autism and more!

written by Tara Haelle

I’m traveling out of state this week, so it’s tougher to post some good analyses. Therefore, I’m posting a quick round-up of recent health news stories from dailyRxthat caught my eye (or, in one case, that I wrote). Cell Phones & Cancer — I’ve been trying to keep up with the latest research on cell […]

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