As the global community comes together in August to celebrate the Olympic Games, it reminds us of the unique contributions that our world neighbors have to share.
Any middle school student could tell you that gossip, rumors, and manipulation of social relationships are hallmarks of "mean girls." That pattern of behavior is better known as relational aggression to researchers who work to understand these dynamics and intervene to help young people develop healthier relationship skills.
Stress is interwoven with today’s nonstop society, and it can leave many of us feeling frayed at the edges. Women, especially, seem to experience higher rates of psychiatric disorders that are stress related, such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), than men.
After the starting signal, instead of immediately bolting into a sprint, the runner crouched to the ground. So did all the other runners in the other lanes. With intense focus, the competitors attached their specially designed race batons to the simulated victims resting at the starting line, and they performed 30 chest compressions.
A young child gives a groggy wave to his parents as he is wheeled into the operating room suite. They are confident that he is in the good hands of the surgical and anesthesiology teams, but a worry still lingers. Will the anesthetic agents used during the procedure have long-term effects on their child’s developing brain?
After a couple of weeks of relatively minor illnesses — an ear infection, which was treated, followed by a bout of diarrhea — a child’s new complaint about pain in her joints and difficulty walking has her parents worried enough to take her to the emergency room.
Childhood cancer is a disease that divides. Biologically, cancer is a disease of cells dividing uncontrollably. Scientifically, genetic and molecular discoveries increasingly drive pediatric cancer researchers to divide their attention among narrower and narrower molecular subtypes of disease.