Feb

26

2019
Brain response to mom’s voice differs in kids with autism

Brain response to mom’s voice differs in kids with autism

For most children, the sound of their mother’s voice triggers brain activity patterns distinct from those triggered by an unfamiliar voice. But the unique brain response to mom’s voice is greatly diminished in children with autism, according to a new study.


Feb

25

2019
New parents face 6 years of disrupted sleep

New parents face 6 years of disrupted sleep

The birth of a child has drastic short-term effects on new mothers’ sleep, particularly during the first three months after birth. Researchers have also found sleep duration and satisfaction is decreased up to six years after giving birth for both parents.


Feb

25

2019
Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

Greener Childhood Associated With Happier Adulthood

Research suggests the more of your childhood that is spent surrounded by green spaces, the lower your risk of developing mental illness in adulthood, whether in the city or the country. (Image credit: MADS CLAUS RASMUSSEN/AFP/Getty Images)


Feb

24

2019
A Democratic Case For Universal Child Care

A Democratic Case For Universal Child Care

Sen. Elizabeth Warren recently announced her plan for affordable, universal childcare. Columnist Katha Pollit tells NPR’s Michel Martin why universal childcare should top the Democratic agenda.


Feb

20

2019
A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up

A Parent-To-Parent Campaign To Get Vaccine Rates Up

A mother in Greenville, S.C., was startled by how many parents were opting not to immunize their kids, so she started her own group to counter misinformation about childhood vaccinations. (Image credit: Alex Olgin/WFAE)



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