Of late, bedsharing has been the central focus of governmental attempts to reduce the rates of SUID or SIDS in many Western cultures. Drs. Bartick and Tomori change the landscape by taking a syndemic approach to looking at these issues and find bedsharing is not the culprit it has been believed to be.
With yet another "safe sleep" campaign that focuses on fear-mongering over education and real statistics, it's time we looked at what is going on and why these campaigns continue to not work.
Parents often worry that their child isn't getting the magical number of hours of sleep. New research suggests we can ditch the idea that there is a magical number for it doesn't seem to influence outcomes at all.
California has passed and signed into law Bill SB 277 which means all children attending daycares or public schools must be fully up-to-date on their vaccines or else face removal from daycare/school. Will this actually help the vaccination problem or is it there to help people feel good about doing "something"?
The debate over how much parents matter to their children's outcomes and well-being is one that has raged for years. New research suggests that our society may be underestimating just the impact us parents can have.
I feel like it’s time to not just point out what many of us having pointed out over and over – namely that education is key – but to truly examine why these places are feeling the need to take this route and what’s wrong with their approach (beyond the obvious).