Wednesday, June 25, 2014 - 10:30am
It's well-known that toxic stress and childhood adversity can lead to poorer health. But sobering new research focusing on the tips of chromosomes finds that a child’s experience of traumatic, violent family events can impact kids at the most basic cellular levels.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 - 10:30am
The American Academy of Pediatrics announced a new policy this week urging parents to read to their kids starting at birth, and for pediatricians to recommend the practice during doctor visits. The policy reflects recent research that stresses the importance of early literacy in child development.
Monday, June 23, 2014 - 4:00am
Research shows that involving parents more deeply in their kid's care has lasting benefits for both child and parent. In one study, mothers in the treatment group had less depression and PTSD symptoms, while kids had far fewer behavioral problems one year later.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 8:01am
This month, after the National Institute of Health announced that it was seeking $4.5 billion for its work on President Obama’s BRAIN Initiative, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues released its recommendation that the research explicitly include ethical perspectives.
Friday, June 20, 2014 - 4:00am
In the not-so-distant past, parents weren't always allowed to accompany their children throughout the hospital, creating added anxiety for both. Advances in child psychology helped changed that, and now parents routinely follow their kids every step of the way.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
A quirk in the Affordable Care Act may leave an estimated half-million children without access to affordable health coverage, and that number could grow. The glitch in the law could be easily fixed by the president or Congress, but despite recent efforts, the problem persists.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 9:00am
Telehealth has the potential to lessen physician shortages in rural areas and deliver care to those unable to travel. Proponents hail its efficiency. Why then has it been so hard to harness new technologies to expand care to areas and groups in desperate need?
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 8:00am
The Association of Health Care Journalists is accepting applications for their AHCJ-NLM Fellowships, due July 28th.
Thursday, June 19, 2014 - 6:40am
Now, in an improbable chain of events, Merck is returning to court against its will to face charges that Vioxx also caused devastating non-healing of spine/bone after surgical procedures, a charge supported by scientific studies
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 4:00am
The CDC has used cutting-edge DNA tests to place valley fever firmly in Washington state. That means the fungus is likely to show up in other western states. A more complete map of valley fever’s true range should soon emerge as the testing effort expands.
Monday, June 16, 2014 - 4:00am
The CDC has tracked valley fever northward to Washington state. The alarming new finding required the use of sophisticated new testing techniques that carefully separated fungal DNA from the soil. Here's how it happened.
Friday, June 13, 2014 - 4:00am
Advocates for healthier eating often take inspiration from the struggle to regulate tobacco. But food is a much more complicated challenge for health policy strategists. Ideas floated at the recent EAT Stockholm Food Forum ranged from fax taxes to guerrilla gardening.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 4:00am
A recent report finds California's safety-net hospitals could face huge funding shortfalls by decade's end, as federal payments for uncompensated care are cut. Meanwhile, rising medical costs and the remaining uninsured will put added pressures on the system's solvency.
Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 12:00am
CBS Interactive is on the look out for a new health editor in New York, NY, and the San Diego Business Journal is seeking a health care and biotech reporter. Those are just two of the many opportunities in this week's listings.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:36am
An innocent verdict in Yolo County last month has me reflecting on a few of the people I know who are in prison on the basis of medical opinion that short pediatric falls are seldom if ever fatal and that the symptoms of a serious infant head injury will be immediately obvious.