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Spanking on the Decline in American Homes

Spanking on the Decline in American HomesMONDAY, July 27, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- American kids have something to celebrate: Spanking has hit a new low. About one in three parents said they spanked their kids in 2017 compared to 50% in 1993, new research shows. "Fewer parents are spanking, and I think it's helpful for people to know that and that there are tools that are more effective than spanking," said Christopher Mehus, lead author of a new study. He's a researcher with the Institute for Translational Research in Children's Mental Health in Minneapolis. But Mehus isn't looking to shame parents who still rely on corporal punishment. "Parenting is one of the hardest jobs there is, and there's no education and training for parents," he said. "We really need to do a better job at supporting parents and setting them...

Parents: Sharpen up on Your Sunscreen Knowledge

25 July 2020
Parents: Sharpen up on Your Sunscreen KnowledgeSATURDAY, July 25, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Most American parents know that sunscreen is important for their children, but there are gaps in their knowledge of its proper use, a new survey finds. The majority of the more than 1,100 parents of children aged 5 to 12 said they've at least sometimes used sunscreen on their kids, and that sunscreen is very important in preventing sunburns and skin cancer. However, the survey found that 11% of parents don't have a specific minimum sun-protection factor (SPF) they use and 3% said they don't use sunscreen for their child. Parents said they consider several factors in deciding whether to use sunscreen, including how long their child will be outside, what their child is wearing, their child's complexion and skin tone, whether their child will...

CDC Issues Call to Reopen America's Schools This Fall

24 July 2020
CDC Issues Call to Reopen America`s Schools This FallFRIDAY, July 24, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Facing opposition from President Donald Trump and others, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued a document supporting a reopening of the nation's schools this fall. "As families and policymakers make decisions about their children returning to school, it is important to consider the full spectrum of benefits and risks of both in-person and virtual learning options," the agency said in a document posted on its website Thursday night. The COVID-19-related health risks to kids are minimal compared to those faced by adults, the CDC said. Citing numerous studies, the agency stressed that "the best available evidence indicates if children become infected, they are far less likely to suffer severe symptoms. Death rates...

Science Suggests Some Men Really Are Bisexual

20 July 2020
Science Suggests Some Men Really Are BisexualMONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Is male bisexuality real? According to a new review, the answer is a definitive "yes." "The current study found very strong and consistent evidence that bisexual men do in fact tend to have bisexual arousal patterns," noted study author J. Michael Bailey. "There is no longer reasonable doubt." Bailey is a psychology professor at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. He and his colleagues came to their conclusion after poring over the findings of eight sexual orientation studies conducted between 2000 and 2019 at four different American, Canadian and British sites. "There has long been a controversy whether men who identify as bisexual are actually bisexual. The bisexual men and many others believe that they are," Bailey explained....

Viagra Doesn't Solve All Sexual Problems, Men Discover

20 July 2020
Viagra Doesn`t Solve All Sexual Problems, Men DiscoverMONDAY, July 20, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Viagra, the wonder drug for men suffering from impotence, is not a cure for all sexual health ills, a new study shows. Since it hit the scene, men aren't complaining about erectile dysfunction or premature ejaculation as much as low sexual desire and curvature of the penis, a new Italian study finds. "Over a 10-year period we have seen a real change in what concerns men when they attend sexual health clinics," said researcher Dr. Paolo Capogrosso, from the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan. "This is probably driven by greater openness, and men now accepting that many sexual problems can be treated, rather than being something they don't want to talk about," Capogrosso added. The findings were scheduled for presentation at the European...

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