Health officials revise tool to track severe childhood obesity

US health officials have revised a tool to track rising cases of severe obesity among children that were previously off the charts. Updated growth charts released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now extend to a body mass index of 60 — up from previous charts that stopped at a BMI of … Read more

Health officials revise tool to track severe childhood obesity

US health officials have revised a tool to track rising cases of severe obesity among children that were previously off the charts. Updated growth charts released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now extend up to a body mass index of 60 — up from previous charts that stopped at a BMI … Read more

Heavy burden of family financial stress from COVID on adolescent mental health

In a recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Americasjournal researchers examined the impact of financial stress related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of adolescents in the United States (US). Study: COVID-19-related financial strain and adolescent mental health. Image credit: Astafjeva / Shutterstock Background In addition to … Read more

Heavy burden of family financial stress from COVID on adolescent mental health

In a recent study published in The Lancet Regional Health – Americasjournal researchers examined the impact of financial stress related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic on the mental health of adolescents in the United States (US). Study: COVID-19-related financial strain and adolescent mental health. Image credit: Astafjeva / Shutterstock Background In addition to … Read more

This couple started their business with just $5,000. It now brings in $5 million a year—here’s how

Twelve years ago, my husband Brian and I were raising two young children. Although we were making enough money through our 9-to-5 jobs to support our family, I was itching to start my own business. I brainstormed ideas every day. But one afternoon, during a four-hour drive, something clicked. We had just enrolled our son … Read more

How this couple turned $5,000 into a $5 million business and closed a $600,000 deal with Kevin O’Leary

Twelve years ago, my husband Brian and I were raising two young children. Although we were making enough money through our 9-to-5 jobs to support our family, I was itching to start my own business. I brainstormed ideas every day. But one afternoon, during a four-hour drive, something clicked. We had just enrolled our son … Read more

The best scientific guidelines lost the battle at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic

In a recent study published in Scientific progressresearchers used a mathematical model to describe how the general public deviated from the best scientific guidance at the start of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Study: Losing the battle for best scientific guidance at the onset of a crisis: COVID-19 and beyond. Image credit: View Apart/Shutterstock … Read more

How Annie Liu brilliantly disguises her art as science

This profile is part of our Culture Shifters series, which highlights the people who are changing the way we think about the world around us. Read about film archivist Maya Cade, internet stars Keyon Elkins and Drew Afualo, rapper Latashá, music historian Katelina Eccleston, filmmaker Alika Tengan, artist Kay Rufai, and actors Rhoyle Ivy King … Read more

“I only work 3.5 days a week”

In 2017, after I graduated from college, I started working as an engineer in an oil company. I was 23 and making $98,500 a year. At first I thought I had my dream job. But after seeing senior executives working 60-hour weeks with routine travel, I realized that wasn’t the lifestyle I wanted. My father … Read more

12 states that allow mental health days for children in schools

There are many factors that parents should consider when choosing a school or school district for their children, such as quality of education, access to social opportunities, and location. It can be hard to decide. And if your child’s mental health is a top priority for your family, you may have added another consideration to … Read more