Belgian lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to extend the country's euthanasia law to children under 18. The bill, which has wide public support, allows children with terminal ailments the right to euthanasia. (Feb. 13)
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Newsy (Feb. 13, 2014) Despite protests from a vocal minority, Belgian lawmakers were expected to pass a proposed law Thursday allowing terminally ill children to end life.
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Newsy (Mar. 18, 2015) A study suggests the benefits of breast-feeding extend well into adulthood, but critics say the stigma for women who can't breast-feed is unnecessary.
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FORA.tv (Apr. 19, 2013) Children Learn By Being Playful Scientists
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Xinhua News Agency (Feb. 12, 2013) On December 14, 2012, 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot twenty children and six adult staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in the village of Sandy Hook in Newtown, Connecticut.
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CBC (Apr. 10, 2013) A new report from UNICEF suggests the well-being of children living in Canada is lower than children growing up in many other wealthy countries, placing 17th overall out of 29 countries included in ... watch video
TheStreet (Apr. 29, 2014) Florida's senators have passed a bill to legalize one strain of cannabis, called Charlotte's Web, believed to help children with severe epilepsy. The bill will now go to the Florida House of ... watch video
AP (Sep. 9, 2014) A Louisiana girl is among thousands of children in the U.S. battling an anxiety disorder that manifests itself in the inability to speak in certain social situations. School is particularly ... watch video
July 3, 2015 Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study. The finding broadens the understanding of children's ... read more
July 3, 2015 The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA ... read more
July 1, 2015 The stress hormone cortisol strengthens memories of scary experiences. However, it is effective not only while the memory is being formed for the first time, but also later when people look back at ... read more
July 2, 2015 A rapid response plan for children at a hospital quickly identified stroke and other neurological problems. One in four children with stroke-like symptoms were diagnosed with stroke and 14 percent ... read more
July 2, 2015 Male fruit flies infected with the bacterium, Wolbachia, are less aggressive than those not infected, according to research. This is the first time bacteria have been shown to influence ... read more
July 2, 2015 To observe the brain in action, scientists and physicians use imaging techniques, among which functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is the best known. These techniques are not based on direct ... read more
July 2, 2015 Poor sleep habits can have a negative effect on self-control, which presents risks to individuals' personal and professional lives, according to researchers. Psychologists concluded a sleep-deprived ... read more
Feb. 17, 2015 Some Dutch doctors would be prepared to help a patient with early dementia, mental illness, or who is 'tired of living' to die, as well as cancer or other physical illness, a survey ... read more
Nov. 15, 2011 A report commissioned by the Royal Society of Canada claims that assisted suicide should be legally permitted for competent individuals who make a free and informed decision, while on both a personal ... read more
Mar. 9, 2011 A review of research carried out over 20 years suggests that UK doctors appear to consistently oppose euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide. The findings highlight a gap between doctors' ... read more