Night Market You can find anything in the night market… Text messages from beyond the grave. Love potions and hidden secrets. Answers to questions that haunt our memories or discoveries that may change the direction of our lives. Tales of … Continue reading Night Market
If you had only a few minutes to set down the details of your life, what would you write? The Fastest Story Ever Written appears at Saturday Night Reader this week. Continue reading The Fastest Story Ever Written
Educational TV producers often include messages about good and bad behaviour in programmes for children, designed to help them learn about positive social interaction. But pre-school children don’t understand TV plotlines in the way adults do, and don’t make the … Continue reading TV – Where Children Learn to Misbehave
Many couples decide to give up city-living and move to the country in order to raise their children. New evidence from a Swedish study indicates that the sooner they do this the better. Researchers from the Karolinska Institutet, led by Göran Pershagen, MD, … Continue reading Long Term Impact of Air Pollution on Infants
The next time your doctor tells you to breathe deeply, she might be doing more than listening to your lungs. Breath tests for a range of diseases are currently in development. The Journal of Thoracic Oncology reports this month that researchers have established an 88% accuracy in a new breath test for lung cancer. Dr. Cristina Davis of the University of California is developing a breath monitor for children with asthma which can assess the level of inflammation in their lungs. Other breath tests, such as that for bacteria that cause peptic ulcers, require the patient to swallow tagging chemicals beforehand. … Continue reading Say Ahhhhhh…..
Parents often feel that the experience of child-rearing has changed them forever. Now physical evidence of motherhood has been found in the human brain. A team of researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Centre in Seattle wondered whether fetal cells … Continue reading Boys Leave Their Mark on Their Mothers
Children are often tempted to eat toothpaste. It tastes sweet and usually looks pretty cool too. Parents supervise their young children’ tooth-brushing habits for a good reason. While fluoride’s ability to help prevent dental caries is well known, it’s also a … Continue reading Fluoride May Affect Children’s IQ