Posts tagged as: Parents

Seth Rich’s parents speak out against ‘unspeakably cruel’ conspiracy theories

A slew of recent, unfounded stories about the death of former DNC staffer Seth Rich has led his parents to write an op-ed condemning the commentary. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Having more children could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for both parents

New research suggests that having more children could increase the risk of cardiovascular disease for not only mothers but also fathers too. According to Professor Vera Regitz-Zagrosek, chairperson of the European Society of Cardiology "management of CVD During Pregnancy" guidelines task force, two recent studies suggest that the risk of cardiovascular disease in women could […]

Black, Hispanic parents may be less likely to enroll kids in medical trials

By Rob Goodier (Reuters Health) – White parents may be more likely than African American or Hispanic parents to allow their children to participate in a medical trial, a recent U.S. study suggests. The difference appears to stem in part from “family circumstances,” such as an inability to get time off from work to be […]

African-Americans suffer inordinate loss of parents, children and siblings

By Ronnie Cohen (Reuters Health) – By the time they turned 10 years old, black children born in the U.S. in the 1980s were three times more likely than white children to have lost their mothers and twice as likely to have lost their fathers, a new study shows. Lead researcher Debra Umberson imagines the […]

Parents must play role in care of Nigeria’s freed Chibok girls: campaigners

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani CHIBOK, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The parents of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram in October after two and a half years in captivity must be involved in the Nigerian government’s efforts to care for the girls and reintegrate them into society, campaigners said on Friday. The girls […]

Parents must play role in care of Nigeria’s freed Chibok girls – campaigners

By Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani CHIBOK, Nigeria (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The parents of the 21 Chibok schoolgirls freed by Boko Haram in October after two and a half years in captivity must be involved in the Nigerian government's efforts to care for the girls and reintegrate them into society, campaigners said on Friday. The girls […]

Obese parents could be negatively affecting their child’s development suggests new research

New US research has found that children of obese parents are more likely to fail on developmental tests than children of normal weight parents. Carried out by a team of researchers at the National Institutes of Health, the study looked at data collected from the Upstate KIDS study, a program which originally set out to […]

Parents in the U.S. Tend to Accept Transgender Kids’ Identity by Age 3

By Daniel Trotta NEW YORK (Reuters) – Jodie Patterson's 3-year-old, Penelope, was brooding and angry until one day she asked her child what was wrong. Penelope, who was assigned female at birth, was upset "because everyone thinks I'm a girl," but he said he was really a boy. "And then Penelope looked at me and […]

Risks are serious when parents don’t cut small fruits for children

By Carolyn Crist (Reuters Health) – Children under age 5 could choke on grapes and similarly-shaped foods, and parents should cut them in half or quarters to reduce the risk, Scottish doctors say. Although some parents may know to cut food such as grapes, cherry tomatoes and hot dogs into smaller pieces, not all do. […]

Kansas Parents of 2 Girls With Microcephaly Share Joys, Struggles of Family Life

From the very beginning, Scott and Gwen Hartley from Kansas knew there was something very different about their daughter, Claire. “Literally she was born and there was a lot of commotion,” Gwen Hartley said.” I remember thinking what's going on? It took months to get a diagnosis: Microcephaly – a neurological condition in which babies’ […]

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