Pets are a child’s best friend, not their siblings

Children get more satisfaction from relationships with their pets than with their brothers or sisters, according to new research. Children also appear to get on even better with their animal companions than with siblings.

Are girls really better at reading than boys?

In reading tests at school, girls tend to be ahead of boys, in all age groups and in all countries. But in young adults, there is suddenly no longer any difference between men’s and women’s reading skills. Why is that?

5 ways to have a healthier weekend

Studies show that changes in lifestyle behaviors over the weekend can lead to worse sleep and weight gain. Here are five ways to have a healthier weekend.

Yellow fever outbreak in Brazil prompts a state of emergency

The governor of the Minas Gerais State in southeastern Brazil declared a public health emergency on Friday over an outbreak of yellow fever that appears to have killed at least 10 people so far and led to reports of more than 100 suspected cases of the disease.

5 things you should never do when you have a UTI

If you’ve ever had a urinary tract infection, you know they are their own special kind of hell.  That`s why here is a roundup of the poorest decisions you could possibly make when you have a UTI, and what you should do instead. 

How to raise a creative child

Many parents hope for their children grow to be artistic and talented. Even if you don't feel particularly creative yourself, it's easy to help your child grow up to be creative.