Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Competing Headlines

A story on NPR, entitled Babies' Cells Linger, May Protect Mothers says: "Some scientists have proposed that when a woman has a baby, she gets not just a son or a daughter, but a gift of cells that stays behind and protects her for the rest of her life."

Meanwhile, Yahoo! News is carrying a story from, entitled Kids are Depressing, Study of Parents Finds. Quote: "Any parent will tell you kids can be depressing at times. A new study shows that raising them is a lifelong challenge to your mental health."

So: kids are good for you, but kids are bad for you.