Aug

16

2018
First biomarker evidence of DDT-autism link

First biomarker evidence of DDT-autism link

A study of more than 1 million pregnancies in Finland reports that elevated levels of a metabolite of the banned insecticide DDT in the blood of pregnant women are linked to increased risk for autism in the offspring. The study is the first to connect an insecticide with risk for autism using maternal biomarkers of exposure.


Aug

15

2018

Children of the Cube

My son and his cubes have been inseparable for years. Like hundreds of other kids, he found his tribe at the Cubing USA Nationals.


Aug

15

2018

Singing With My Grandbaby

Researchers say that singing is among the most meaningful activities we share with children.


Aug

14

2018
Eight and nine-year-olds experience poor body image as hormone levels rise

Eight and nine-year-olds experience poor body image as hormone levels rise

Children as young as eight are vulnerable to poor body image as hormone levels rise with the onset of puberty, a new study has found. The study based on data from more than 1,100 eight- to nine-year-olds indicates a need for strategies in schools and at home to help children maintain a positive body image prior to the onset of puberty.


Aug

12

2018
Rude to your coworker? Think of the children

Rude to your coworker? Think of the children

When people are rude to their coworkers or treat them badly, they probably don’t realize the unintended victims in that encounter could be the coworkers’ children. Women who experience incivility in the workplace are more likely to engage in stricter, more authoritarian parenting practices that can have a negative impact on their children.



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