Health Problems

Brain changes may be linked to unexplained motor symptoms

A new study finds that people who have movement problems, symptoms that cannot be explained by an underlying disease, may have chemical changes in specific areas of the brain. The study is published in the June 5, 2019, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. These symptoms, which include […]

Health Problems

Too much love: helicopter parents could be raising anxious, narcissistic children

The Age newspaper recently highlighted the issue of so-called “helicopter parenting” at universities. The report talked of parents contacting lecturers to ask about their adult children’s grades, sitting in on meetings with course coordinators and repeatedly phoning academics to inquire about students’ progress. Over-parenting involves parents using developmentally inappropriate tactics that far exceed the actual […]

Health Problems

How to be a good host (for Zika virus)

Three years after the Zika virus swept through tropical and subtropical South America, the Caribbean, Florida, and Texas, much remains unknown about what the virus needs to infect and damage its host cells in the brain. Now Whitehead Institute scientists have identified several requirements for Zika virus infection, providing new insights into the virus’ biology […]

Kids Health

Lori Loughlin May Be Using a Strange Defense in Bribery Scandal

The infamous college admissions scandal, in which high-profile parents collectively paid millions of dollars to get their kids into top-tier universities, has just taken another dramatic turn. Lori Loughlin and husband J. Mossimo Giannulli may use “parenting on steroids” as a defense in court. The couple, who pleaded not guilty to charges connected to their […]