Children ‘more likely to have can of pop than eat enough fruit and vegetables’

Children are more likely to have a can of a sugary drink a day than eat five portions of fruit and vegetables, and the vast majority have less than an hour’s exercise, according to a new report. The British Heart Foundation is very concerned that the lifestyles of modern children are setting them up for […]

Cambridge Health Alliance latest to cut beds for children with mental illness

Cambridge Health Alliance said Wednesday it will eliminate 11 of its 27 beds for treating children and teens with acute mental illness and will end inpatient care for its youngest children as it grapples with financial losses. The hospital system has two highly regarded inpatient units — one serving adolescents ages 12 to 19 and […]

Putin Signs Bill That Bars US Adoptions, Upending Families

“I’m a little numb,” said Maria Drewinsky, a massage therapist from Sea Cliff, N.Y., who was in the final stages of adopting a 5-year-old boy named Alyosha. Both she and her husband have flown twice to visit him, and they speak to him weekly on the telephone. “We have clothes and a bedroom all set […]