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  • Jan 18, Is your child securely attached?
    on January 18, 2018 at 7:28 pm

    We hear a lot about "secure attachment relationships." But what exactly do researchers mean by this term? How do they judge if a child is securely attached? And what can we do to nurture secure attachments? […]

  • Jan 11, Talking to babies: How friendly eye contact can make infants tune in -- and mirror your brain waves
    on January 11, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    New brain research suggests that when we talk to babies, eye contact is a crucial cue. It appears to be the signal for babies to pay deep attention -- and syncronize their brain activity with ours.Read more about it in my latest piece. […]

  • Jan 4, Tech before bedtime: Do electronic media devices cause sleep problems in children?
    on January 4, 2018 at 10:55 pm

    Is your child resisting bedtime? Sleeping poorly? Excessively sleepy during the day? Electronic media could be partly to blame.Blue light emitted by electronic screens can reprogram the brain, delaying the release of melatonin, the hormone of drowsiness.In addition, stimulating media content may make it harder for kids to fall asleep, and even contribute to nightmares.Here is a guide to the evidence, and some tips for ensuring your children get the sleep they need. […]

  • Dec 20, Is that sing-song "baby talk" voice good for babies?
    on December 20, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    It's probably the weirdest form of baby communication -- that high-pitched, musical voice that repeats words and overemphasizes emotions.Does this happen to you?You might feel silly, but take comfort in the fact that you're not alone. Mothers do it. Fathers do it. Children do it. People lacking experience with babies do it. And babies prefer it.They even appear to learn from it. […]

  • Dec 14, Can Lego bricks and other construction toys boost your child's STEM skills?
    on December 14, 2017 at 8:03 pm

    Where does mechanical aptitude come from? What makes some kids excel in STEM, architecture, or design? Studies suggest that early experiences with construction -- designing new creations, and following blueprints -- hone crucial spatial skills. […]

  • Zika virus damages placenta, which may explain malformed babies
    on January 18, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    New researcher shows how Zika virus infection in five pregnant rhesus monkeys caused placental tissues to become thickened and inflamed, resulting in less oxygen being transported across the placenta and to the baby. […]

  • Prospective birth control pill for men has its origin in an arrow poison
    on January 17, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    Women have many options for oral contraceptives that are safe, effective and reversible, but despite decades of research, men have none. Now, scientists report a rat study that shows they finally have a good lead for a male birth control pill. It's based on ouabain, a plant extract that African warriors and hunters traditionally used as a heart-stopping poison on their arrows. […]

  • New report calls into question effectiveness of pregnancy anti-nausea drug
    on January 17, 2018 at 7:13 pm

    Previously unpublished information from the clinical trial that the US Food and Drug Administration relied on to approve the most commonly prescribed medicine for nausea in pregnancy indicates the drug is not effective, a new report says. […]

  • New treatment target for melanoma identified
    on January 16, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Researchers have identified a new therapeutic target for the treatment of melanoma. For decades, research has associated female sex and a history of previous pregnancy with better outcomes after a melanoma diagnosis. Now, a research team says it may have determined the reason for the melanoma-protective effect. […]

  • Starting periods before age of 12 linked to heightened risk of heart disease and stroke
    on January 15, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    Starting periods early -- before the age of 12 -- is linked to a heightened risk of heart disease and stroke in later life. […]

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