Chlorpyrifos has been linked to developmental delays in kids and other side effects. The EPA is fighting a lower court’s ruling that it must ban the pesticide, which farmers say they need. (Image credit: Jim West/Science Source)
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.
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.
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)
Researchers found that while parents can help encourage their children to develop into responsible, conscientious adults, there is an underlying genetic factor that influences these traits, as well.
Parents make sacrifices to allow their children to have better lives than they did, but this isn’t the case for Kalahari meerkat mothers, according to a new study.
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.
Many parents of kids with with life-threatening food allergies live with fear, EpiPen in hand. Some are trying oral immunotherapy, a treatment which can build tolerance to foods like peanuts. (Image credit: Cat Gwynn/Getty Images)
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)
Infants may be more sensitive to non-native speech sounds than previously thought, according to a new study. The findings shed light on the way babies begin to understand language.