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Kylie Jenner is Reportedly 'Actively Trying' for Another Baby

Rumors that Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott are "actively trying" to have a second child are swirling after a series of Snapchats Jenner released over the weekend gushing about prospective baby names.  "I want another baby, but when is the question, and I’m definitely not ready right this second," she told fans on Snapchat earlier

Teen cannabis use is not without risk to cognitive development

Although studies have shown that alcohol and cannabis misuse are related to impaired cognition in youth, previous studies were not designed to understand this relationship and differentiate whether cannabis use was causal or consequential to cognitive impairment. A new study by researchers at CHU Sainte-Justine and Université de Montréal, published in the American Journal of

Physical therapy is highly effective for infants with congenital muscular torticollis

Congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) is a common postural deformity in infants, and one that can be effectively treated by physical therapy., A set of updated, evidence-based recommendations for physical therapy management of CMT is presented in the October issue of Pediatric Physical Therapy. Reflecting the latest research relevant to the prevention, screening, and intervention of

What Is Attachment Parenting, & Is It Too Extreme?

Attachment parenting is a popular way to raise kids at the moment (at least where I live, in Los Angeles). The basic premise is that the primary caregiver is always attuned to their child — this usually translates to being physically close, thus also practicing co-sleeping, breastfeeding (often extended) and babywearing (using slings and wraps

How to Old Is Too Old to Trick or Treat

Pin Kids love Halloween — or at least the dressing up and getting candy part. But should teens or even college-age kids really be out there trick-or-treating with the little kids?  Child psychologist Michele Borba tells SheKnows that while there’s no one-size strict age cutoff, most kids decide that between 12 and 17 they feel

ADHD medication use is increasing but some patients in some countries are still not receiving the treatment they need

There has been an increase in the use of medications to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in both adults and children between 2001 and 2015, according to a major observational study involving over 154 million individuals from 14 countries in Europe, North America, Asia, and Australasia, published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal. The study

Palindromic rheumatism: What it is, symptoms, and outlook

Palindromic rheumatism is a form of inflammatory arthritis. This means that it causes inflammation, pain, and swelling around the affected joints. In this article, we take a close look at palindromic rheumatism, examining its causes, symptoms, and outlook. What is palindromic rheumatism? Unlike other forms of arthritis, the symptoms of palindromic arthritis come and go

Is seltzer good for you?

Seltzer water can be a wonderful way to stay hydrated — especially if you’re not in the mood for regular water.  (iStock) Seltzer water seems to be making a bit of a comeback with new brands and flavors on the market. But is it actually good for you? And if so, how much is too

Is hookah bad for you?

People have used hookahs for centuries in ancient Persia and India. Today, people often smoke a hookah as a group, at home or in cafes or lounges. Other names for a hookah include water pipe, narghile, or shisha, the latter being a word that can also refer to the flavored tobacco. Some people have misconceptions

Is It Safe for Breastfeeding Moms to Use Marijuana?

Considering that marijuana is the most frequently used recreational drug among breastfeeding moms, experts know surprisingly little about what impact pot might have on nursing babies. But a small new study published in the journal Pediatrics is helping to build on what we do know. The study, which analyzed breast milk samples from 50 mothers who used marijuana,

‘Good’ cholesterol: How much is too much?

Physicians typically advise that people maintain high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol on the basis of the assumption that it prevents heart disease and stroke. This protective effect is thought to be due to the HDL molecules, which “flush” cholesterol from the blood into the liver and out of the body. However, little is

What is synesthesia?

Writer Vladimir Nabokov had it, and he called it “color hearing.” By his own account, Nabokov saw each letter in different colors, despite the fact that text was printed all-black on white paper. Interestingly, both his wife and his son shared this fascinating ability, though they each saw different palettes of color for the alphabet.