Health and Science News for Parents
Sep
28

Cyberbullying Guest Post: Know the statistics and how to help your children

written by Tara Haelle

Today’s post is from guest contributor Amy Williams, a writer and former social worker in Southern California. She previously specialized in teen behavioral issues and has created an infographic (sourced with secondary sources) below with statistics on cyberbullying. She has two children of her own and can be found at her website here or on […]

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Apr
16

Exploring the big-picture factors contributing to child obesity

written by Tara Haelle

Childhood obesity is one of those issues that isn’t going away any time soon, even if it seems as though we’ve already been hearing too much about it. Rates continue to climb throughout most of the US, with some notable exceptions, and public health officials, doctors, parents and schools continue to scramble to find causes […]

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Dec
3

Getting in Bed with Gadgets… An Infographic

written by Tara Haelle

Today something bright and colorful and fun – and informative – to wake you up on Monday: an infographic about the health effects of too much technology and gadgetry when we should be sleeping. (Full disclosure: I’m typing this at 2:32 am on my laptop before, um, going to bed. Guilty!) Seriously, though, one of […]

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Nov
30

“Microneedle” measles vaccine patches in development

written by Tara Haelle

Most children find nothing fun about needles, including the shots they get for their immunizations. So wouldn’t it be nice if at least one of those vaccines could be magically delivered through their skin with a sticker? They could get the fun sticker during the immunization instead of afterward! Well, actually it would be a […]

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Aug
26

Know thyself in 52 weeks with the NIH app

written by Tara Haelle

If your smart phone looks anything like mine, it has at least four times as many apps as you actually use. I’m loathe to part with any because they… just… seem… so… useful… even if I don’t actually use them. And probably a dozen of these are various health-related apps: food diaries, exercise diaries, cycling […]

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Jun
10

Did you spend more time on Facebook after having your child?

written by Tara Haelle

Guilty! That was my first thought when I read about the recent study published in the July issue of the journal Family Relations that new moms tend to spend more time on Facebook after having a baby. I know that was true for me. It actually started when I was pregnant: I went from being […]

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