How to keep your kids safe from cyberbullying

(HealthDay)—No type of bullying is acceptable, but cyberbullying can be harder for parents to spot because it takes place via cellphone, computer or tablet, often through social media. Cyberbullying can be a hateful text message or post of embarrassing pictures, videos and even fake profiles of the victim. Victims are often bullied in person, too, and have a harder time […]

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Eva Longoria Rallies to Keep Kids With Their Parents Shortly After Giving Birth

Actor Eva Longoria gave birth to her first child, Santiago Enrique Bastón, on Tuesday — and in between snuggle sessions, she’s using her platform to rally against the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance immigration policy.  "In light of my son’s birth I wanted to bring focus on the families that have been separated at the border," Longoria captioned her first publicly shared […]

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New online toolbox to help keep kids safe in disasters

A new set of online tools is designed to help families and communities keep children safe in disasters. The Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Toolbox is an initiative led by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute and the international nonprofit group Save the Children. Pilot communities in Washington County, Arkansas and Putnam County, New York helped to […]

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‘Second brain’ neurons keep colon moving

Millions of neurons in the gastrointestinal tract coordinate their activity to generate the muscle contractions that propel waste through the last leg of the digestive system, according to a study of isolated mouse colons published in JNeurosci. The newly identified neuronal firing pattern may represent an early feature preserved through the evolution of nervous systems. The enteric nervous system (ENS) […]

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Anxious women may want to keep an eye on their bone health

(HealthDay)—As if older women didn’t already worry enough about their bone health, new research suggests that anxiety may up their risk for fractures. Based on an analysis involving almost 200 postmenopausal Italian women, the finding builds upon previous research linking anxiety to a higher risk for heart disease and gastrointestinal problems. “Our findings are quite surprising because an association between […]

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Keep saying yes to fish twice a week for heart health

A new scientific advisory reaffirms the American Heart Association’s recommendation to eat fish- especially those rich in Omega-3 fatty acids twice a week to help reduce the risk of heart failure, coronary heart disease, cardiac arrest and the most common type of stroke (ischemic). The advisory is published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation. “Since the last advisory on […]

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Slow, steady waves keep brain humming

If you keep a close eye on an MRI scan of the brain, you’ll see a wave pass through the entire brain like a heartbeat once every few seconds. This ultra-slow rhythm was recognized decades ago, but no one quite knew what to make of it. MRI data are inherently noisy, so most researchers simply ignored the ultra-slow waves. But […]

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