Parents & Kids

A 6-year-old boy tragically died this week after he contracted rabies after touching a bat. But dying from rabies is preventable ... if you know the correct steps to take. So here's what to do if you come into contact with a potentially rabid animal. 
Some dopey teenagers are creating a social media firestorm by posting their adverse reactions to intentionally ingesting laundry detergent pods. Is this stupidity a new worry?
Our colleague had nine months to read everything there is to know about having a baby. But she missed a couple things, and she's learning about them now. 
One study examined more than 900 family trees, dating hundreds of years back, finding that the tendency to have girls or boys was inherited. Researchers concluded that the father's genes may also be involved in the process.
When it comes to infant feeding, recent survey data from the Centers for Disease Control does more to add to the guideline burden than benefit a baby – let alone the parent. 
If throwing away old toys in one of your New Year's Resolutions, read this first. A new study suggests that kids' play is more creative and focused – with fewer toys around. So go ahead and purge those old toys that no one has touched in years. You may be doing your kids a favor! 
Injuries aren't always what they seem, and not all scars and bruises are the same. They can tell a very different story. For instance, are you certain that item you re-tweeted of suspected abuse was actually that?
Postpartum depression of varying degrees is obviously real but it has everything to do with lack of sleep and an abundance of stress. It has nothing to do with whether or not a placenta was eaten. And the risks are not worth it, considering the case study of a child who got sepsis twice because of placenta pills showed.
When young athletes are injured playing high school sports, frequently it involves their hands or wrists. One important finding from a new, national study was that nearly 1 in 10 injuries fell into that category, with 45 percent of those resulting in fractures.
What's the secret to a young girl wowing the internet with her knowledge of neurotransmitters and synapses? It's how she communicates the message. 
When misguided "healthy" Halloween restrictions do nothing to combat obesity, but do everything to steal joy. 
Repetitive head injuries are par for the course for football players. Do factors such as the number of years played or the age when the athlete first started playing have long-term effects?