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Learning the Lingo: Decoding Your Cardiologist

This may be a relatable experience for you: nodding along to what your doctor says but not really understanding what's going on. You and your doctor …

Medical Research

What to expect from Friday's massive National School Walkout

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you think students are done protesting gun violence, get ready for the National School Walkout.<p>On Friday morning, students from more than 2,500 schools across the country will stream out of class to demand lawmakers take action.<p>While the theme is familiar, this event is different. Here's …

Guns

Marijuana's effects on young brains diminish 72 hours after use, research says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Marijuana is notorious for slowing certain cognitive functions such as learning, memory and attention span (maybe that's why they call it "dope"?). But new research in young people suggests that these cognitive effects, while significant, may not persist for very long, even among chronic …

The Brain

Attention women: Your choice of blood pressure medicine may affect your risk of pancreatic cancer

In findings with potentially broad implications for the public's health, new research has found that some women who treat their high blood pressure with a class of drugs that relaxes the blood vessels were more likely to develop pancreatic cancer than those who use other hypertension medications.<p>In …

Cancer

Kids Don’t Have Bedtimes in Italy, and We Can’t Quite Wrap Our Minds Around It

When it comes to American parenting, few triumphs feel as hard-won as helping your kids sleep through the night. And as any veteran sleep trainer …

Parenting

Joseph Lister and the grim reality of Victorian surgery

Anyone who went under the knife in the Victorian era knew there was more chance of meeting a grisly end than survival, but in her new book, Lindsey …

Books

Coffee Safe for Many With Abnormal Heart Rhythms: Review

MONDAY, April 16, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Caffeine can send the heart racing, but for some people coffee may help prevent abnormal heartbeats, …

Medicine

I Let My Kids Determine Their Sleep Schedule and Bedtime Became Peaceful(er)

An experiment to let two boys fall asleep when they wanted turned into a lesson in giving children autonomy and letting them thrive.<p>By<p>Apr 14 2018, …

Parenting

Taking off the training wheels and becoming a real doctor

Working in a clinic as a medical student is the best of all worlds. We have the opportunity to expand our knowledge and skills by working with some …

Health Care

Why You Should Get the New Shingles Vaccine

I love my local YMCA for many reasons beyond my daily swim. Top of the list: the friendships and conversations in the locker room that are frequent sources of valuable information, connections and motivation. For example, I recently overheard a discussion about Y members and friends of members who …

Public Health

There's a Link Between Autism And Epilepsy, And Scientists Might Have Figured It Out

Their brains can't calm down.<p>Researchers have discovered why a mutated gene causes seizures in some children who have autism.<p>Autism spectrum disorder …

Autism

A DAY IN THE LIFE: POTS

YouTube

‘Starbucks classrooms,’ plus six other new approaches in education

Parents often view school policy the same way they consider the greasy secrets of their garage mechanic or the tax-form calculations of their accountants. All but the most diligent are a bit puzzled at times by the techniques and terminology.<p>Because today’s parents, teachers and students are busier …

Pedagogy

Can This Neuroscientist Solve the Autism Puzzle?

“I think of it as the Mount Everest of disorders.” Karen Parker is speaking about autism, a condition that the United Nations estimates affects up to …

Autism

Existing between the lines: getting to know my daughter's dyslexia

I can’t spend any more time fixing what’s ‘wrong’ about this ‘invisible disability’ so I’ll focus on what’s right<p>The wipers groan across the windscreen. We are stuck in heavy rain at the train tracks. One train goes by and then another. It’s Saturday morning in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs and we …

Autism

Dawson's Creek: See EW's exclusive reunion photos

<i>Dawson's Creek</i>, revisited

New York City

This Secret Ingredient May Prevent Future Food Allergies in Babies

As someone whose passion and career revolves around food, one of my biggest fears when I got pregnant was that my kid would develop a food allergy. …

Biomedicine

This Shockingly Simple Move Stopped My Kid From Constantly Interrupting Me

We’ve all been there: You’re at the playground trying to chat with a fellow parent, when your kid unceremoniously interrupts the conversation because …

Parenting

A New Diagnosis for the DSM?

Over the past four decades, educators, clinicians, and researchers have become increasingly aware that there are children who have no problem with …

Autism

Psychologists Studied 5,000 Genius Kids for 45 Years — Here Are Their 6 Key Takeaways

Even kids with genius-level IQs need teachers to help them reach their full potential.<p>Follow thousands of superbright kids for four and a half …

Education

Sarah-Jayne Blakemore: ‘It is, strangely, acceptable to mock and demonise teenagers’

The neuroscientist, who has written a book on the teenage brain, on the turmoil of adolescence and whether mindfulness can help<p><b>Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, professor in cognitive neuroscience at University College London, is the author of a groundbreaking new book,</b> <b>Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of</b> …

Teens

Platypuses sweat milk, use electricity to see underwater, and are composed 100% of wtf

Every time I think I understand how weird platypuses are, I obtain additional information that <i>further weirdifies</i> them.<p><i>Popular Science</i> has a great …

Time I

Program to bring back dropout students is one of 10 new ideas Jeffco is investing in

Jeffco students who drop out will have another option for completing high school starting this fall, thanks to a program that is being started with …

Education

A Pennsylvania school district gave each classroom a 5-gallon bucket of rocks for students to throw at potential shooters

As school districts across the country debate the merits of arming teachers or installing metal detectors to prevent active shooters, one Pennsylvania district has apparently equipped each of its classrooms with five-gallon buckets of river stones, instead.<p>Blue Mountain School District …

High School

Why slowly but surely, autism has become an accepted part of our family life

'My new friend Benny can't see me," said five-year-old George about my son in their first term of reception. Benny isn't visually impaired; he's autistic. Although he accepted George into his space and played alongside him, he never made eye contact or responded to him. George moved on - it wasn't …

Autism

Color's new DNA test kit can identify inherited heart conditions

Genetic testing company Color is mostly known for its DNA tests for cancer, but its most recent test kit is all about the heart. Color's new kit can detect predispositions to various inherited heart conditions, such as abnormal heart rhythms and any disease affecting the heart muscle and arteries. …

Molecular Biology

A 6-year-old girl goes digging in the dirt at her sister's soccer game -- and finds a 65 million-year-old fossil

<b>(CNN) —</b> Naomi was bored. A 6-year-old can stay riveted by her older sister's soccer game for only so long.<p>So she went over to some sagebrush by the soccer field, poked around in the dirt, and picked up a small rock. Something about its swirls reminded her of the mystical necklace from Disney's …

Paleontology

Elementary school teachers sometimes follow a class of students from year to year. New research suggests that’s a good idea.

When Kim Van Duzer, an elementary school teacher in Brooklyn, had a chance to follow her students from third to fourth grade the next school year, …

Pedagogy
Portland, OR

Patients with Rare Diseases Turning to Online Medical Detectives for Help

Jared Heyman, CrowdMed’s founder and CEO, started the company after watching his sister struggle for years with a collection of debilitating symptoms …

Medicine