TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 -- The anti-vaccination movement is now a global crisis, an international panel of scientists say, and everyone must do more to combat it.
"We are alarmed that the WHO [World Health Organization] this year declared vaccine hesitancy a top-10 international public health problem. This is a man-made, dangerous and wholly unnecessary crisis," said Dr. Scott Ratzan. He's founding editor of the Journal of Health Communication. He's also the founder of the International Working Group (IWG) on Vaccination and Public Health Solutions.
FRIDAY, May 31, 2019 -- Shoot 'em up video games might be making your children far too comfortable with how they approach and handle real-life firearms, a new study argues.
Kids who played a version of Minecraft featuring guns were much more likely to handle a happened-upon but unloaded firearm than kids whose Minecraft game featured swords or no weapons at all, researchers found.
THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 -- Chores. Whether you're an adult or a child, the very word makes any job sound less than fun.
But these everyday tasks make households run, and engaging kids in age-appropriate chores from an early age teaches them invaluable life skills, instills in them a sense of responsibility and boosts self-esteem through accomplishment, according to the experts at the non-profit Understood.org.