August 5, 2013 Mothers with the "sensitive" version of a gene became more likely to strike or scream at their children during the Great Recession, researchers say. But as a complete economic collapse became less likely, the moms relaxed. Those with the "insensitive" version didn't change their behavior.
August 1, 2013 Medications can cause rare and dangerous allergic reactions. The FDA says that the popular painkiller acetaminophen can cause those reactions, too. The agency wants people to see a doctor quickly if they get a rash while using the drug.
August 1, 2013 Victims of bullies are more likely to be arrested and jailed as young adults than people who weren't bullied in childhood, a study finds. And young women are having more problems than young men.
August 1, 2013 When an outbreak of pneumonia sickened 83 Georgia Tech students last fall, campus officials blanketed the campus with information about how to stop the infection's spread. Despite the barrage of information, many students surveyed a month later said they never got the word.
July 31, 2013 Mothers are breast-feeding longer, according to a new federal report. But many moms don't get help learning how to breast-feed, and hospitals sabotage their efforts by giving healthy babies formula and giving parents free formula samples.
July 29, 2013 Boys with autism spectrum disorders or ADHD put in twice as much time each day playing video games as do typically developing boys. But researchers say they don't know if the games contribute to behavior issues or if the children's difficulties make video games more alluring.
July 29, 2013 The FBI says it also arrested more than 150 alleged pimps in 76 U.S. cities during Operation Cross Country VII.
July 23, 2013 The most comprehensive survey on female genital mutilation and cutting finds the practice has decreased in more than half of the countries where it persists. But in parts of eastern Africa, about 90 percent of girls still undergo the abusive procedure.
July 22, 2013 Breathing in, not out, has landed several homemade blowgun enthusiasts in the emergency room, a study says. They recovered with no lasting harm. But the report says doctors should be aware of the risks posed by Internet instructions for DIY blowguns.
July 22, 2013 Every 30 minutes a child ends up in the emergency room after being injured by a television. Flat screen TVs aren't necessarily safer, according to a study. They are heavy and perhaps even more likely to tip over than those old tube monsters. Experts say TVs need to be tethered to a wall.
July 19, 2013 Health care providers are fighting a Florida law that would ban them from asking patients about the presence of guns in the home. In an NPR poll, a third of Americans agree with those doctors, while 44 percent support such measures, despite the health risks guns carry.