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
Newsy (June 23, 2014) A new study out of California found a connection between pregnant mothers' exposure to pesticides and the risk their children will have autism.
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July 19, 2016 Why do we feel good about giving to charity when there is no direct benefit to ourselves, and feel bad about cheating the system? Mathematicians may have found an answer to the longstanding puzzle as ... read more
July 21, 2016 Adaptation in reaching -- gradual improvement of motor control in response to a perturbation -- is a central issue in motor neuroscience. However, even the cortical origin of ... read more
July 21, 2016 The choroid plexus, a largely ignored structure in the brain that produces the cerebrospinal fluid, is an important regulator of adult neural stem cells, research indicates. ... read more
July 22, 2016 Children who experience inadequate or disrupted sleep are more likely to develop depression and anxiety disorders later in life according to recent research. The study seeks ... 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