A new wireless system for monitoring the vital signs of the most fragile newborns — those born prematurely or with debilitating diseases — could make it easier for parents to have skin to skin contact with their babies, a preliminary study suggested.
The Japanese government and the ruling coalition plan to include a ban on corporal punishment of children by parents in law revisions following a series of recent child maltreatment cases in the name of discipline, sources close to the matter said on Saturday.
Headlines filled with frightening news of opioid abuse, overdoses and reports that 90 percent of addictions start in the teen years could make any parent worry. Yet parents remain conflicted about opioids: While more than half express concern their child may be at risk for opioid addiction, nearly two-thirds believe opioids are more effective at managing their child's pain after surgery or a broken bone than non-prescription medication or other alternatives, according to a nationwide survey commissioned by the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA).
A 21-year-old man has been charged with murdering the parents of an American teen as part of a calculated plot to kidnap her, police said on Friday, after 13-year-old Jayme Closs was found alive following three months in captivity.
British parents should not expect schools to police children's eating and exercise, or toilet train pupils, the boss of the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills (Ofsted), Amanda Spielman, will say this week.