Sofia Quaglia

Sofia Quaglia is a freelance science journalist. Her work has appeared in The Guardian, BBC, National Geographic, Wired, and more. You can reach her at


Autism Eye-Tracking Tests Are Simple And Effective — But Does Your Kid Need One?

BySofia Quaglia

What parents need to know about the new FDA-approved eye-tracking device for diagnosing autism in young kids.

Kids' Health

How To Tell If Your Baby Is Too Hot — And How To Cool Them Down

BySofia Quaglia

Babies thrive in a very narrow range of temperatures.


What Parents Need To Know About Cardiac Arrest In Young Athletes

BySofia Quaglia

Following Bronny James’ incident, a pediatric cardiologist puts the risk to kids in context.


Rushing These 6 Baby Milestones Is A Complete Waste Of Time

BySofia Quaglia

Forcing a kid to develop can sometimes do more harm than good.

Kids' Health

Ozempic Found To Help Kids With Obesity Lose Weight. Is That Good Enough?

BySofia Quaglia

Let’s talk about some other measures of health.

Mental Health

Disordered Eating Is Everywhere On Social Media. It’s Hurting Kids

BySofia Quaglia

Sites like Instagram set unrealistic beauty standards — and sometimes push content that promotes eating disorders.


How Incarceration Is Passed Down From Father To Son

BySofia Quaglia

Mass incarceration of African American men has led to 1.1 million being imprisoned in the U.S. — 500,000 of them are fathers.

Racism & Discrimination

For Children Across The Nation, Racism Is On The Rise

BySofia Quaglia

Across the nation, children of color — especially Black and Indigenous children — are experiencing increased levels of racism, according to trends in data.

Men's Health

Why Do I Have Dry Skin On My Penis? A Urologist Explains

BySofia Quaglia

Dry skin often means itchiness and irritation, and below the belt isn’t a great place to feel either of those sensations. This is how to fix it.

Low T

How Much Testosterone Do Men Really Need? New Study Sparks A Fiery Debate

BySofia Quaglia

Some doctors question a new proposed age-based cutoff for low T. Not everyone is on board.

Rest & Relaxation

NSDR Is An Overhyped Health Hack — That Doesn’t Mean You Shouldn’t Try It

BySofia Quaglia

Non-sleep deep rest is an energizing hack that’s supposedly more restorative than a nap. But is NSDR all it's cracked up to be?

Paid Leave

Paid Parental Leave Could Save Nearly 1,000 Babies' Lives Per Year

BySofia Quaglia

A mandated 12-week paid parental leave nationwide could save lives, according to a new study.

Say This, Not That

Saying These Phrases To Your Kids Can Make Them Worse At Math

BySofia Quaglia

Helping them succeed at math is all about maintaining a growth mindset.

Dad Brain

Having A Baby Alters A Man’s Brain, Study Says

BySofia Quaglia

The brain of new dads looks a lot like anyone else’s brain — just a little smaller. (Really.)

Hair, Hair Everywhere

How To Deal With Ear Hair Once And For All

BySofia Quaglia

One day you wake up and there’s hair in your ears. A doctor walks us through what that means — and what you can do about it.

The Walking Dead

Is 6 Hours Of Sleep Really Enough? Science Has A Very Clear Answer

BySofia Quaglia

What happens when you go from eight to six to four to two hours of sleep.


What Causes Dark Circles Under Eyes? A Dermatologist Explains

BySofia Quaglia

And how can you make them go away?


Orgasmic Meditation Makes Mindfulness Sexy. But Does It Work?

BySofia Quaglia

Traditional meditation has real benefits to the mind and body. Does orgasmic meditation add anything?

Beat The Stank

What Causes Morning Breath, According To A Periodontist

BySofia Quaglia

And how to beat bad breath in the long term, because mints and gum are only temporary solutions.


‘Social Contagion’ Isn’t A Thing — And 4 More Myths About Trans Youth, Debunked

BySofia Quaglia

A new study takes aim at some of the most dangerous myths about trans kids.