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Jezebel: Why are we so paranoid about what pregnant women see?

January 26, 2016

There’s a scene on the CBS show Criminal Minds in which JJ, a pregnant FBI profiler, halts a conversation about a killer to put headphones over her pregnant belly. She tells the others she doesn’t want her child to hear the gory details of the conversation, as if talk of dismembered women will permanently scar […]


San Antonio Express-News: Baby boxes provide a safe place for infants to sleep

January 26, 2016

Some infants in San Antonio soon will be sleeping as Finnish babies do — in cardboard boxes.  After giving birth, 130 mothers who deliver at University Hospital will receive “baby boxes” filled with clothing, diapers and other necessities for infants. The box, which is lined with a firm mattress, doubles as a bed for the […]


Doctors Lounge: Schools and obesity among Hispanic kids: Report

January 26, 2016

Exercise and healthy nutrition can be hard to come by at U.S. schools that serve mainly Hispanic students, according to a new report. Read the full story at Doctors Lounge


Reuters: Smoking cessation pill no better than nicotine patches or lozenges

January 26, 2016

Smoking cessation pills aren’t any better than nicotine patches or lozenges at helping people successfully quit, a U.S. study suggests. Read the full story at Reuters


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San Antonio Express-News: No lead water crisis here, SAWS reports

January 25, 2016

As officials in Flint, Michigan, battle lead contamination in that city’s drinking water, a Health Science Center medical toxicologist says no level of lead is safe. Read the full story at Express-News



Cyberbullying

KSAT 12: Family expresses hopes for cyberbullying law

January 25, 2016

In one of their first public appearances since the death of their son David, members of the Molak family attended Thursday evening’s cyberbullying workshop, offering their support for new legislation that would be tougher than existing laws. See the video clip at KSAT 12