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How Did Your Childhood Affect Your Sexuality?
Dr. Aline Zoldbrod examines how childhood shapes one’s adult sexual life, and she divides home environments into the seven following types based on how sexual topics are handled.

Thousands of Students Entering Schools Without Vaccines
Last year’s California kindergartners had a record high percentage of parents who used a personal belief exemption to avoid immunization requirements.

Less Play Time Equals More Troubled Kids, Experts Say
Researchers find that children in the United States have far less time to play than kids 50 years ago, a trend that may have consequences for their development and mental health.

Do Hospitals’ Formula Freebies Undermine Breastfeeding?
Hospitals sending newborns home with formula may undermine a woman’s determination to breastfeed.

D.C. Parents Raise Concerns About Middle Schools
Middle schools are the latest hot spot in D.C. Public education. With preschool and elementary enrollment ticking up for the first time in decades, parents and policymakers are scrutinizing the lack of attractive middle-grade options with increasing urgency.

A New Law On School Fitness Data Faces Obstacles
Under the new law, researchers can access unidentified individual student data, which they say will help bolster aggregate analyses that already show correlations between physical fitness and academic performance, gang activity and absenteeism.

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