California passes bill to make internet safer for kids

California passes bill to make internet safer for kids

A girl looks at her computer screen Alain Jocard | AFP | Getty Images The California state legislature this week passed a bill that, if passed, would require online platforms to take additional steps to ensure their services are safe for young users. The state senate unanimously approved California Age Appropriate Design Code Act Monday, … Read more

Texans challenge health coverage of birth control, HPV vaccine and all things sex

Texans challenge health coverage of birth control, HPV vaccine and all things sex

Photo: Getty Images For about the 472nd time, a judge will hear a lawsuit brought by very angry conservatives over the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. A group of Texans are challenging the law’s requirement that health insurers cover preventive care on the grounds that it violates their religious freedom. If you’re wondering what health … Read more

A case for moderating the use of the device

A case for moderating the use of the device

This transcript has been edited for clarity. Hi. I’m Nidhi Gupta, a pediatric endocrinologist in Nashville, Tennessee. I’m here at the Endocrine Society’s annual meeting in Atlanta, where I’m presenting the results of my study, “Wireless Mobile Device Addiction and Obesity: Understanding the Neuroscience, Implications and Interventions.” Wireless mobile devices are more commonly referred to … Read more