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Trans Kids Need Appropriate Health Care

My kid is trans. How should we tell friends and family?

Research has shown that transgender kids who are supported in their identity by their families have good mental health outcomes — they experience similar rates of depression as cisgender kids. But even parents who want to support their kids may have questions. Below, Russell Toomey, PhD, answers questions about caring for transgender and gender-questioning kids. … Continue reading My kid is trans. How should we tell friends and family?

Food waste is a problem. Fix it and make our food system stronger.

One of the most powerful ways we can address climate change is also an incredibly simple one. If we can all just waste a little less food, we can help make our food system more sustainable and resilient for the future.  We need all the resilience we can get. By the year 2050, the earth’s … Continue reading Food waste is a problem. Fix it and make our food system stronger.

Ask SciMoms: When can my kids hug their grandparents after COVID vaccination?

The CDC recently released guidelines about what is safe after COVID vaccination. With a growing proportion of fully vaccinated older Americans, the most burning question the SciMoms and many of our readers have is: when can our kids hug their grandparents after COVID vaccinations?  The new guidelines do not specifically mention kids, but most kids … Continue reading Ask SciMoms: When can my kids hug their grandparents after COVID vaccination?

What Is The Best Milk For The Environment?

Every bite of food we eat comes at a cost, whether you measure that cost in methane emitted from cow burps, herbicides used to save soybeans from weeds, or hours worked by farm laborers to pick and process food. Some foods come with a higher environmental cost than others. In this post, we look at … Continue reading What Is The Best Milk For The Environment?

What is Essiac tea and can it cure cancer?

Essiac tea has been touted as a cure but what does the evidence show? What if I told you that I have a secret mix of roots and herbs passed down from an ancient tribe that, when combined into a tea called Essiac, could cure you of cancer? How much would you be willing to … Continue reading What is Essiac tea and can it cure cancer?

SciMoms COVID FAQs: Do masks slow the spread of COVID-19?

In this series of COVID FAQs, the SciMoms answer frequently asked questions about the coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. In this post, we focus on masks. Do masks slow the spread of COVID-19? Are masks dangerous? Should kids wear masks? What are current mask recommendations in the US? Photo by Adam Nieścioruk on Unsplash CDC currently … Continue reading SciMoms COVID FAQs: Do masks slow the spread of COVID-19?