Daycare linked to overweight kids in Canadian study
Carolyn Moynihan | 26 Nov 2012
A study from the University of Montreal reveals that school-age children are 50 percent more likely to be overweight if they were in daycare between the ages of 18 months and four years.
Parents and kids use smartphones in very similar ways
Carolyn Moynihan | 6 Nov 2012
Maybe that is a self-evident statement, but someone thought it was informative, and who am I to argue?
Conceived in rape: why Mourdock was right
Carolyn Moynihan | 5 Nov 2012
The latest political kerfuffle over rape and abortion has largely been swept away by Hurricane Sandy, but the views of a US Senate candidate deserve a defence.
Etiquette schools for everyone
Carolyn Moynihan | 2 Nov 2012
Every so often the question of manners bubbles up through the rough exterior of public life and reveals a hankering for less brash informality, more civility in daily life.
"The welfare fate"
Carolyn Moynihan | 30 Oct 2012
A cartoon with a message.
Electronics in the bedroom add pounds to kids waists
Carolyn Moynihan | 23 Oct 2012
"If you want your kids to sleep better and live a healthier lifestyle, get the technology out of the bedroom," says Canadian public health professor Paul Veugelers.
The case against same-sex marriage in five minutes (video)
Carolyn Moynihan | 22 Oct 2012
The case against same-sex marriage - a five-minute video presentation.
The next big thing in sex-ed: the evil of heterosexism
Carolyn Moynihan | 17 Oct 2012
If you were worried about sex education classes that encouraged sexual relations between teenage girls and boys, you might now have something even more serious on your plate: indoctrination of kids against "heterosexism".
HPV vaccine gets behaviour tick
Carolyn Moynihan | 16 Oct 2012
A study showing that vaccination against the human papillomavirus (HPV) is not linked with increased sexual activity amongst teenage girls has had wide coverage in the news today.
Anders Breivik's mother
Carolyn Moynihan | 15 Oct 2012
At the time of the mass murder perpetrated by Norwegian Anders Behring Breivik last year I commented -- like others -- on the killer’s broken family background. A new book shows another side to his family experience.