Family matters in autism outcomes

Cognition is influenced by siblings, researchers find. Autistic children with autistic siblings have better cognition than those who are the only family member with the condition, researchers have found. Importantly, the outcome does not depend on birth order. Although previous studies have identified that having autistic siblings leads to better cognition for individual children with

Air pollution slashes survival chances for heart transplant patients

Air pollution slashes the survival chances for heart transplant patients, finds study Experts at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio tracked 22,000 people All of the patients had received a donor heart between 2004 and 2015  They compared patients’ home address against levels of PM2.5 pollution  Air pollution slashes the survival chances for people who

18 Gifts Will Make Your Surly Teen Smile

Teens: Too old for toys, too young to be delighted by a really nice set of towels. So what do you get the almost-adult in your life? If you’ve asked them and simply received a shrug (or been told “Cash is always nice”), you’re not alone. And, yes, cash is nice, but sometimes it’s also

These Are the Baby-Naming Trends of 2010-2020

It’s no secret that we are wildly fascinated by baby names. So when we saw that the New York Times released a new article about naming trends of the past decade — penned by our fave name guru, Pamela Redmond Satran over at Nameberry — we were on it like butter on toast. Using the

What is sodium lauryl sulfate and is it safe to use?

If you’ve ever Googled the causes of a skin complaint or damaged hair, chances are someone on the internet has pointed the finger at SLS, or sodium lauryl (or laureth) sulfate, a common ingredient in beauty products, washes, toothpastes and even cleaning products. So what does this ingredient do, why is it in everything, and

Polo Player and Model Nacho Figueras to Launch Fragrance Collection

Argentinian polo player, charity ambassador and model Nacho Figueras is launching his first luxury fragrance line, the Ignacio Figueras Collection, exclusively at Bergdorf Goodman on Dec. 11. The six-scent collection is influenced by Figueras’ polo career and the scents are named after international polo tournament destinations — Buenos Aires, Figueras’ home city; Palm Beach, Fla.;

Banana: Why you shouldn’t avoid it this winter

Should you consume banana at night? Find out here. A lot of questions are asked on whether one should have banana during the winter. Well, if you have respiratory ailments like common cold and sinus, it is best to limit its intake. But the fruit shouldn’t entirely go off your palate during the winter. Here’s why