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.
A legal battle between parents and Surrey County Council over its plans to cut its special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) budget by more than £20 million has opened at the High Court in London.
In just three years, electronic cigarette maker JUUL has come to dominate the American market with its vaping devices that look like thumb drives, a business success that has brought a public health dilemma for authorities in the US, and elsewhere.