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A Team Cured Diabetes in Mice Without Side Effects

A Cure for Diabetes<p>A potential cure for Type 1 diabetes looms on the horizon in San Antonio, and the novel approach would also allow Type 2 diabetics …

Multiple sclerosis: Antioxidant may slow disease progression

New research offers hope for patients with multiple sclerosis, after finding that a common over-the-counter antioxidant may help to slow the …

Medical Research

We Need to Rethink How We Educate Kids to Tackle the Jobs of the Future

The work of the future will involve humans collaborating with other humans to design work for machines.<p>Our education system was designed for the 20th century. It is largely focused on teaching kids how to retain information and manipulate numbers. It regularly tests these abilities and, if you do …

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Personalized Learning and the 'Internet of Things:' Q&A

A new center at the University of Southern California brings together education and engineering to research sensors-based networks in the classroom.

5 examples of personalized learning in action

As technology becomes more and more ubiquitous in classrooms across the nation, it is easier than ever for students with different learning styles …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

Why The New Rules On Baby Sleep Safety Matter

<i>Written by Deena Blanchard MD, MPH.</i><p>I'm a strong believer in evidence-based medicine, and we know we can take steps to keep our babies safe during their sleep. But one of my greatest fears as a mom is still sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS. And while we've been talking about SIDS in …

A new study shows us ways we could be (unknowingly) putting our babies at risk of SIDS

Every few years a new study comes out about how we’ve been doing something <i>totally wrong</i> when it comes to being parents to our little ones, and this …

Almost Nobody Puts Babies to Bed Safely, New Study Finds

A new study of 160 infants monitored their sleeping, via video, for one night at ages 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months to determine whether parents …

Parental Warning: Baby Monitors Can Be Hacked

Many modern baby monitors come with a long list of high-tech features, from wireless connectivity to motion sensors.<p>But when Vikas Bhatia was …

My baby is crying. Is it colic? How can I help?

Colic is a term used to describe a baby who is well, but who cries an excessive amount of the time.<p>Formal definitions describe it as a well-fed and …

Pregnancy

New mum admits having a baby hasn’t been the ‘walk in the park’ she thought it’d be

A new-mother has admitted that parenthood hasn’t been all it’s cracked up to be in a brilliantly raw post highlighting how women are tricked to …

Baby's first month: development, medical and sleep

<b>Congratulations you have a brand new addition to your family! Whether it is your first or fifth plenty of Mums can't remember exactly what's it's</b> …

When it comes to caring for new parents, we need to be more like Germany

Becoming a parent for the first time is daunting, and there's nothing like the unknown to throw most of us into panic.<p>But thanks to a heightened …

Parenting

The Best White Noise Machine

After 20 hours of research and testing, including interviews with one sleep researcher, two audiologists, and a sound engineer, we’re confident the …

13 Baby Names From 100 Years Ago To Inspire Modern Parents

Check out these vintage baby name ideas.<p>Parents can find baby name inspiration from history, so Nameberry is highlighting some vintage options. Though these choices weren’t chart-toppers 100 years ago, they were in the top 1000 list and in steady, regular use for boys. If you’re looking for a rare …

5 Life Hacks From Parents Who Get Sh*t Done

The house is a mess, baby’s crying and you haven’t showered since Tuesday. So how are other moms doing it? Prepare for the most productive week …

Parenting

4 Practical Tips for Gaining a Routine After Baby - Life is Beautiful

Life before baby was different. You managed your finances a certain way. You spent your free time doing things you wanted to do when you wanted to do …

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How Many Foster Kids Can You Help?

When your work is about motivating and maximizing a child’s potential, you just may be on to something greater outside of the typical family unit. As …