Category Archives: Health

On click-bait academic studies… Yes, it’s a thing.

Has anyone else noticed how a lot of headlines that defy logic have popped up lately? It doesn’t matter how much time you spend with your kids is one that actually made me click when I first saw it in the Washington Post, and then repeatedly tweeted and subsequently written about by numerous journalists. Continue reading On click-bait academic studies… Yes, it’s a thing.

A parent’s love, a parent’s great fear thoughts on #BlackLivesMatter & disability

I will never forget the day unrelenting fear entered my life. It’s been almost nine years. I can still taste its metallic taste in my mouth. I can still hear the sounds that brought it on. I can still see the horror that unfolded that day and subsequent days. Continue reading A parent’s love, a parent’s great fear thoughts on #BlackLivesMatter & disability

The Rise of Celiac Disease Still Stumps Scientists | TIME

by Mandy Oaklander @mandyoaklander

This is your gut on gluten

Two new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine rocked the world of celiac research, both proving that scientists have a ways to go in their understanding of celiac disease, which affects about 1% of the population, whether they know it or not. Continue reading The Rise of Celiac Disease Still Stumps Scientists | TIME

California Parents Complain: SexEd Textbook ‘Equivalent To Pornography’ | ThinkProgress

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A California school district has agreed to temporarily shelve a ninth grade sex education textbook after parents complained it included material that’s inappropriate for teenagers, including information about masturbation, orgasms, and erotic touch. The parents asking for the removal of Your Health Today have compared the book to porn.

Continue reading California Parents Complain: SexEd Textbook ‘Equivalent To Pornography’ | ThinkProgress