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YouTube Channels Promote Junk Food
Millions of kids see the posts kid influencers put up on social media. It's a new way to advertise unhealthy foods to children.
Reproductive Rights Benefit Babies' Health
States offering comprehensive family planning have infant birth weights that are healthier than those of states with restrictive policies.
When Parents Are Perfectionists
Helicopter parents who step in to fix things rather than give their child a chance to struggle aren't just trying to help.
Don't Wake the Baby
What sleep does for the brain varies with age. In young kids, it promotes brain development; in adults, it's a cleaning and repair service.
More to the Marshmallow Test?
Kids' ability to delay gratification when offered a treat is seen as evidence of self-control, but it may be a sign of something else, too.
For Kids Learning to Read, It Helps to Keep It Simple
Entertaining and colorful illustrations are fine for picture books, but when it comes to learning to read, simpler images help kids more.
Secondhand Smoke Sends Kids to the ER
Kids exposed to cigarette smoke at home are 24 times more likely to be hospitalized. It could be a good opportunity to offer smokers help.
FoMO: Fear of Missing Out
Feeling left out of festivities hundreds of miles away is a sign you need to focus less on social media friends and more on people nearby.
Screen Time Now Sets Kids Back Later
It doesn't matter whether kids look at a phone, a laptop or a tablet -- too much screen time at age 8 puts them behind in school at age 10.
A COVID-19 Comprehension Test
Most journals and public health agencies make their coverage of information on COVID freely available. But not everyone can understand it.
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