Simon Cowell: My Son Eric Has No Idea I Am Famous

No special treatment in the Cowell household! Simon Cowell’s 5-year-old son, Eric, has no idea his father is a celebrity. “He’s very funny. I was with him yesterday and he said, ‘Daddy, how come everybody smiles at you?’ And I went, ‘No, it’s you! They all know your name.’” Cowell, 59, told Us Weekly and other reporters at the America’s […]

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Fewer boys are suffering head injuries, but rate rises for girls

(HealthDay)—There’s good news and bad news from a new study of children visiting U.S. emergency departments for head injuries: The rate of these potentially serious events has fallen among boys, but risen for girls. In recent years, the danger of concussion from contact sports—most notably football—has garnered much media attention. So the authors of the new report theorized that new […]

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Infants’ advances in speech processing play role in language-cognition link

A new Northwestern University study provides the first evidence that infants’ increasingly precise perceptual tuning to the sounds of their native language sets constraints on the range of human languages they will link to cognition. According to the researchers, this reveals that as early as 3 to 4 months, infants’ advances in speech processing play a central role in their […]

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Study finds that parents often permit e-cigarette use in homes and cars with children

A study led by MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) researchers is the first to examine parents’ rules about prohibiting both electronic cigarette and regular cigarette use in homes and cars. The paper published in Pediatrics shows that parents who use e-cigarettes—whether or not they also smoke traditional cigarettes—were much more likely to permit e-cigarette use inside both homes and cars […]

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Why You Need to Get Your Kids Outside NOW

Most parents know it in their bones: Kids spend way too much time plopped in front of screens. We know that time outside and in nature is so important for growing brains and bodies, and yet, we all struggle with the question (that is ever-more-pressing as the years go by and the digital distractions increase): How do we get our […]

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Catelynn Lowell: Breast-Feeding Is the ‘Best Feeling in the World’

Loving life! Catelynn Lowell gushed about motherhood one week after welcoming her third daughter with Tyler Baltierra, calling breast-feeding “the best feeling in the world.” “It’s such an amazing bonding experience,” the reality star, 26, captioned the Wednesday, February 27, Instagram post. “Love our little munchker butt.” View this post on Instagram It’s such an amazing bonding experience. Love our […]

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Customized drug interaction alerts address alert fatigue, protect patients

For anyone who regularly uses a computer, the experience of clicking through multipage user agreements is a shared frustration. Being bombarded with too much information can lead to people ignoring vital material. Clinicians who use electronic health records can experience similar problems with drug interaction alerts. Now, investigators at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have developed a method for customizing […]

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