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Archive: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

Would You Breast-Feed Someone Else's Baby?

Actress Salma Hayek's generous donation of her own breast milk to a starving African baby got me thinking: How many of us in her position would do the same? Hayek has been on a humanitarian mission to Sierra Leone since September. "Nightline" has been accompanying her on that trip. The...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 13, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (19)

Do Teens Need More Sleep or More Discipline?

By Rebeldad Brian Reid I have always aspired to being a morning person, but I've always been lousy at it. I have woken up early most of my adult life, but that hasn't been my choice. My first job required me at my desk at 6 a.m., meaning that I...

By Brian Reid | February 12, 2009; 7:00 AM ET | Comments (34)

The Original Vaccine/Autism Study Debunked

Eleven years ago, a study appeared in The Lancet that linked the Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine to autism. On Sunday, The Times of London ran an investigative story saying that altered data was behind the study all along. The Times' story isn't the first to dispute those original vaccine...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 11, 2009; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (55)

Will Budget Cuts Leave Kids Behind?

It's school budget season, and that means that word has been trickling out county-by-county of the changes we'll see at schools thanks to the downwardly spiraling economy. Regionwide, teachers are looking at frozen salaries. But that's far from all the cost-cutting we'll see. Increased class sizes, lost teaching and academic...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 10, 2009; 12:07 AM ET | Comments (45)

The Slippery Slope of IVF

A 60-year-old Canadian woman gives birth to twins. Her pregnancy was a result of in vitro fertilization performed in India. That news comes on the heels of octuplet + six mom Nadya Suleman talking on "The Today Show" about her multiple IVF procedures in which six embryos were transplanted. "The...

By Stacey Garfinkle | February 9, 2009; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (22)

 

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