The Democratic Republic of Congo has displaced Niger to gain the unenviable distinction of being the worst place in the world to be a mother, according to a new report by Save the Children. Finland took the top spot, with its Nordic neighbours filling the other leading positions.
National Geographic (Feb. 9, 2012) In southwest China, the social rules of a culture called the Mosuo permit men and women to have multiple partners. In this matrilineal society, adult men continue to live with their mothers' ... watch video
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Aug. 26, 2016 Using a new mouse model, researchers have found that stiffer arteries can also negatively affect memory and other critical brain processes. The findings may eventually reveal how arterial stiffness ... read more
Aug. 26, 2016 While calcium’s importance for our bones and teeth is well known, its role in neurons—in particular, its effects on processes such as learning and memory—has been less well defined. A new study ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 A new report identifies factors that make food attractive to children. Commissioned by the state Liquor and Cannabis Board, the report studied research on what makes food appeal to children and the ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 The Zika virus, commonly transmitted through a bite from an infected mosquito, is also capable of leaping from person to person through sexual transmission. However, the mechanisms Zika uses to ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Clinical trials and translational medicine have certainly given people hope and rapid pathways to cures for some of humankind's most troublesome diseases, but now is not the time to overlook the ... read more
Aug. 23, 2016 A group of human-made chemicals used in some pesticides and insulating materials banned in the 1970s continues to linger in the United States, and new research found that high levels of exposure to ... read more
Aug. 25, 2016 Peer pressure is a proven social motivator. Researchers probed this decidedly human attribute and found that not only is virtual pressure from a computer-simulated peer just as motivating as the real ... read more
Apr. 27, 2015 A study of more than 1.2 million children in Sweden has concluded that children of parents with any type of diabetes are more likely to develop type 1 diabetes (T1D), and that maternal overweight and ... read more
Apr. 2, 2013 Finnish war children, that is, Finnish children who were evacuated to safety in Sweden during the second world war, faced greater hardships than children who remained in Finland, a new study ... read more
Oct. 10, 2011 Two postgraduate students from Northern Ireland have completed the first phase of a pioneering trip to assist in the treatment of psychological distress among child soldiers in the Democratic ... read more