Samantha Mays-Segura

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This New Study Says Working Moms Are a Big Reason Why Kids Have All the Power Nowadays

Ask any parent, young or old, and they will likely agree: Today’s kids have far more autonomy than those of previous generations.<p>(How many times have …

Parenting

What We Learn From Kids Who Don't Get Into Their Dream College

"Deny" was the most spoken and written word in my vocabulary when I worked in selective college admissions. "Waitlist" was second, with "defer" not far behind. The least likely word I used for the greater part of my career was "admit." It's only gotten more competitive since I left that side of …

Exactly how bad is antibiotic resistance right now?

A woman in the US recently died from a superbug that no antibiotics could treat<p>We are starting to see the kind of incurable infection that scientists have warned us about for years. In January, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that a woman in Nevada had died from an …

At 89 Years, She’s The World’s Oldest Surgeon But She Still Performs 4 Surgeries A Day

If you ever questioned the adage 'Age is just a number,' you are about to be converted, my friend. In a world that accepts that old age slows …

Disability

'Extinction therapy' could help smokers kick habit, study suggests

Technique aims to help smokers ‘unlearn’ associations that drive addiction by exposing them to triggers, such as footage of people smoking<p>It sounds like torment for the smoker attempting to quit: handling packets of cigarettes and watching footage of people smoking, without being allowed to light …

7 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety …

Stem cells beat the clock for brain cancer

Glioblastoma is an aggressive form of brain cancer that kills most patients within two years of diagnosis. In tests on mice last year, a team at the …

Signs Of Depression And Anxiety Can Be Seen In Newborns

Early differences in brain connectivity predict later symptoms, a new study suggests.<p>Depression and anxiety can take root as early as the very first moments of life.<p>Certain patterns of brain connectivity seen in newborn babies can predict the baby’s likelihood of showing early symptoms of mental …