CHOICE says cot mattresses are still failing their safety tests

CHOICE says cot mattresses are still failing their safety tests

"68 percent of the cots we tested between 2012 and 2017 failed to meet some of our key safety requirements, so it's a welcome development that each of the 10 cots put through our most recent test passed the safety component," says CHOICE.com.au spokesperson Nicky Breen.

Left Pawed or Right Pawed: Do Dogs Show a Preference?

Left Pawed or Right Pawed: Do Dogs Show a Preference?

To solve this problem, we recently conducted a so-called meta-analysis of paw preference in dogs, i.e., a statistical integration of different empirical studies ( Ocklenburg et al., 2019 ). Dogs show paw preference, but it is somewhat different to human handedness.

Teen mistakenly read his girlfriend's thermometer as a pregnancy test

Teen mistakenly read his girlfriend's thermometer as a pregnancy test

18-year-old Izaak Torres from Costa Mesa, California, got the fright of his life when his girlfriend Vanessa Marie, sent him a text at 4am with an image of her 1ooF fever accompanied by the message 'Holy f*ck'.

Test for genetic disorders at home with Eugene Labs kit

Test for genetic disorders at home with Eugene Labs kit

The Australian reports that Melbourne start-up Eugene Labs has produced a clinical grade genetic test service that will include a spit-kit and online genetic counselling. The future of genetic testing is here Mr Kalro said genetic counselling was an important part of the service.

Pain of girls taken less seriously than that of boys in study showing sexism starts early

Pain of girls taken less seriously than that of boys in study showing sexism starts early

Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about LinkedIn Pinterest Pain of girls taken less seriously than that of boys in study showing sexism starts early The "Journal of Pediatric Psychology" study found women were more likely to downplay pain shown by girls than men were.

‘MAFS’ Star Ashley Petta Gives First Look at Daughter’s Nursery

‘MAFS’ Star Ashley Petta Gives First Look at Daughter’s Nursery

“Now that my daughter is here I feel like all my dreams are finally coming true.” Being a mommy has always been a dream of mine. Now that my daughter is here I feel like all my dreams are finally coming true.

Early pregnancy symptoms: Signs you may be pregnant

Early pregnancy symptoms: Signs you may be pregnant

"Some women feel pregnant even before they miss their periods, but most commonly, symptoms like nausea, sore breasts and fatigue will start sometime after they miss it," says Mary Jane Minkin , MD, Clinical Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Yale University.

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Detection

Blood Test for Pancreatic Cancer May Aid Detection

By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Using a new blood test for pancreatic cancer alongside the current blood test may improve early detection and help screen people at high risk for the deadly disease, researchers say.

How Genetic Testing Can Help Match Patients with Medications

How Genetic Testing Can Help Match Patients with Medications

“If the patient is predicted to be a very poor responder, they might get referred to a different kind of treatment, like transcranial magnetic stimulation .” Previous research has aimed to uncover individual genes responsible for different responses to medication, says lead study author Jianping Zhang , a psychiatrist at Northwell Health.

6 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Fighting

6 Reasons Why We Can't Stop Fighting

Resource protection and acquisition, intrasexual rivals, status negotiations, and partner sexual infidelity all stand out as possible adaptive problems that gave rise to aggression as a solution. Conclusion Aggression is a context-specific behavior that may have been an evolutionary solution to a number recurring problems of social living.

Observant Crows Make Weighty Decisions

Observant Crows Make Weighty Decisions

To find out if New Caledonian crows also make judgments about weight through observation alone, researchers first trained twelve wild-caught crows to discriminate between light and heavy objects. When the fan was on, the light objects blew around easily, while the heavy ones remained stationary.

The best cheap leggings and yoga pants under $20, according to Amazon reviews

The best cheap leggings and yoga pants under $20, according to Amazon reviews

90 Degree by Reflex Women's Power Flex Yoga Pants $20 According to the reviews, people love these leggings for their thick material that stays opaque no matter how you move (because there’s nothing more awkward than accidentally showing the world your undies when you bend over at the gym or grocery store).

Teens Sharing Drugs Can Be Convicted As "Drug Dealers"

Teens Sharing Drugs Can Be Convicted As "Drug Dealers"

New Drug Laws If your son or daughter shares drugs with a friend, regardless of how the drugs were obtain, they can be charged as a drug dealer, even if they just giving the drugs away.

Girl left blind and disfigured after mystery illness caught on cruise ship

Girl left blind and disfigured after mystery illness caught on cruise ship

Jordyn was released from hospital on New Year’s Eve. Her family said they were hoping to plan a trip to the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota for “further testing.” The brave teen is determined not to let the illness destroy her.

2018 Gerber baby is first Gerber baby with Down syndrome

2018 Gerber baby is first Gerber baby with Down syndrome

New Gerber baby meets the original one (who's now 91!) Follow TODAY Parents on Facebook "We believe if brands represent children with a disability, they are communicating their value to our society," said Driscoll.

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

New Blood Test Helps Predict (and Prevent?) Bipolar Disorder

Uric Acid and Bipolar Disorder In this new study , scientists observed that people hospitalized with major depressive disorder who also happened to have higher levels of uric acid in their blood were more likely to be diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the next eight to eleven years.

19 ways to tell (or guess!) if you're having a boy or girl

19 ways to tell (or guess!) if you're having a boy or girl

Probably not (though a fun test for you and your partner to try!) Pregnancy involves a lot of boob changes, and yet another old wives’ tale says those growing milkers can clue you in to gender.

It's a boy! : daddit

It's a boy! : daddit

Unfortunately I couldn't be there in person for that, so my wife got the real wow moment of hearing the heartbeat, but now I know my first child's sex, I'm ecstatic and it's all starting to hit me in a great way.

Let the Kids Sleep, Part III

Let the Kids Sleep, Part III

Bottom line: teens need more sleep (think exhausting brain recalibration) and different schedules (more nocturnal than diurnal). Science teacher A.J. Kataeoff reported, “‘There was lots of yawning’ when school started at 7:50 a.m. Students had a hard time engaging in the work or in brief discussions ...

The Mirror Test and the Problem of Understanding Other Minds

The Mirror Test and the Problem of Understanding Other Minds

The conventional view is that passing the mirror test reveals that one is capable of self-recognition, perhaps even self-awareness, which is thought to be a precondition of recognizing that others have minds like yours.

Texas mom gets 40 years after two kids die from being left in hot car

Texas mom gets 40 years after two kids die from being left in hot car

Police said the children were in her car for between 10 and 15 hours from Tuesday night until midday Wednesday while Hawkins and her friends were inside a shed smoking marijuana, according to testimony.

Now we know how long it takes to poop out a LEGO piece

Now we know how long it takes to poop out a LEGO piece

An intrepid team of healthcare professionals swallowed LEGO and kept a poop diary - so parents the world over don't have to. According to the paediatrician's blog, a range of poo-sorting methods were explored.

Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers

Dec. 5, 2018 -- A 10-minute test that can detect cancer cells anywhere in the body has been developed by researchers. They used the test on more than 200 tissue and blood samples and found that it was 90 percent accurate in detecting cancerous cells, CNN reported.

23andMe kits are 50 percent off on Amazon for Black Friday 2018

23andMe kits are 50 percent off on Amazon for Black Friday 2018

23andMe, a top-selling consumer DNA test, is available for $100 — 50 percent off its original $199 price for Black Friday 2018. This kit provides a closer look at detailed ancestry from regions around the world and allows you to discover when different ancestries were introduced into your DNA.

Hurry! AncestryDNA kits are 40 percent off right now

Hurry! AncestryDNA kits are 40 percent off right now

AncestryDNA + Traits Kit, $69 (normally $109), Ancestry.com When the results from their kits came back, the AncestryDNA test found the DNA to be identical and was able to provide some interesting insight into their heritage.

KFC gives parents $11K for naming newborn after Colonel Sanders

KFC gives parents $11K for naming newborn after Colonel Sanders

KFC gives parents $11K for naming newborn after Colonel Sanders copied! TODAY anchors Sheinelle Jones, Craig Melvin, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker discuss. Read More

People actually named their baby after KFC's Colonel Sanders for $11K

People actually named their baby after KFC's Colonel Sanders for $11K

But money was the driving force that inspired the parents of a baby girl to name her after KFC's Colonel Sanders. To enter, parents had to name their son or daughter Harland and only qualified if the baby was born on Sept.

Kids are sneaking pot into school — but this new test kit can sniff it out

Kids are sneaking pot into school — but this new test kit can sniff it out

Rossen Reports Spot the Pot: Schools using marijuana test kit to show results instantly Jeff Rossen and Michael Callahan with the Marijuana Test Kit by S2 Threat Detection Technologies. At Yampah Mountain, students know teachers are using the kit, and incidents of kids bringing marijuana to school has decreased, McGown added.

Regular Exercise Will Lengthen Your Life

Regular Exercise Will Lengthen Your Life

For the study, researchers from the Cleveland Clinic medical center analyzed data from more than 122,000 patients who underwent exercise stress tests between 1991 and 2014. Participants who performed better on the stress test were significantly more likely to live longer.

Lactose intolerant? Here's what you should know

Lactose intolerant? Here's what you should know

Symptoms of lactose intolerance depend on several factors including dose of lactose, GI transit and regular milk consumption, which adapts the GI bacteria.” Lactose intolerance depends on dose, so if one drinks a small amount of milk, or has a small amount of dairy food, the small dose will almost certainly be tolerated.