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May 02, 2011


1. Is BPA Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Childhood Asthma?
Endocrine disruption, diabetes, obesity â€" to the list of ills potentially associated with exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A (BPA), you can add one more: childhood asthma. In a new study presented over the weekend at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) [...]

2. Who's Bin Laden? Kids Born After 9/11 Want to Know
President Obama certainly wasn't taking the sensibilities of West Coast children into consideration when he made his stunner of a speech Sunday night: Osama bin Laden is dead. It took parents by surprise. We weren't ready, had no time to hustle [...]

3. The Shuttle Didn't Fly, But Giffords' Trip Was Still a Victory
(Updated) Perhaps no one was more disappointed to hear that the shuttle Endeavour's launch was scrubbed on Friday than Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Despite the fact that she was hidden in the Kennedy Space Center away from public scrutiny, she was [...]

4. The Search for the Elusive Hangover Cure
For as long as people have been drinking alcohol, they've been trying to figure out a way to avoid its woozy, nauseated, sensory-amplified aftermath. But is there really any foolproof strategy for preventing a hangover besides, say, not drinking? Scientifically [...]

5. Mind Reading: How to Live Well on the Autistic Spectrum
What happens when children with Asperger's grow up? Valerie Gaus, a clinical psychologist in private practice on Long Island, has worked with adolescents and adults with autism for more than 15 years. Her new book, Living Well on the Spectrum, [...]

6. Lessons From Hollywood: Why Education Matters in Marriage
Decades of research suggest that the old adage about birds of a feather is true â€" especially when it comes to education. People tend to marry people who have achieved similar levels of schooling. But the question is why? A [...]

7. Does Drinking With Parents Help Teens Drink More Responsibly? Not Really
When I was in high school, my parents laid down a few ground rules about exactly how “liberating” my teenage emancipation was going to be. No driving without an adult in the car past dark, no staying out past 11 [...]

8. For Little Girls, Kate Middleton Pales Next to Pretend Princesses
Little girls love princesses. With royal wedding coverage everywhere â€" alone had more than 10 related stories on Friday morning's homepage â€" it would seem the perfect opportunity for diminutive ladies-in-waiting to take notes on how an ordinary young woman [...]

9. Who's Using the Morning-After Pill?
The rate of women using emergency contraception in 2006-08 more than doubled, compared with the rate in the previous four to six years, before the pills were approved for use without a prescription, according to a new study from the Guttmacher [...]

10. The Sad State of American Kids' Food Environments


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