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Babies and Mothers Should NOT Be Separated After Birth, Here's Why —

There are long-term consequences to what happens to a baby in this primal period from conception to the end of the first year of life.
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Child abuse leaves ‘molecular scars’ in DNA of victims, study says

Study may shed light on whether impact of trauma can be passed on between generations
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Know someone sick? Your own smell might give it away: Bodily odors of healthy animals change when they are near sick animals

Odors surround us, providing cues about many aspects of personal identity, including health status. Now, research extends the scope and significance of personal odors as a source of information about an individual's health. A new paper reports that the bodily odors of otherwise healthy animals sharing an environment with sick animals become like the odors of the sick animals.
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Growing up near a park cuts a person's risk of developing asthma | Daily

Researchers from Haukeland University Hospital, Norway, believe that green spaces, like parks and public gardens, offset the effects of air pollution, which worsens the risk of asthma.
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The Astonishing Confessions of an Unknowing Autistic Boy

How can a parent help their child on the spectrum?
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Mother's milk is healthiest for baby and planet

Breastmilk is a rich, nourishing, health-promoting, zero waste miracle liquid. We love it.
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Why do humans have such huge brains? Scientists have a few hypotheses.

Congrats, you have an enormous brain! (For a primate.) Scientists aretrying to figure out why.
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Baby girl born with part of her skull MISSING | Daily

Baby girl born with part of her skull MISSING | Daily | human development | Scoop.it
Ah Neath's life is in the balance and her poverty-stricken family, from a remote part of Cambodia, are now running out of time and hope that their daughter will survive.
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Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education

Native Language Schools Are Taking Back Education | human development | Scoop.it
This school is working to revive a native language.
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Scientists discover DNA that could be responsible for gender identity /

“It lends legitimacy, if that needs to be added, that transgender is not a choice but a way of being. I think people will be excited by this.”
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Reasons & Resources to Climb Your Family Tree -

Everyone has a story. Learn yours today by beginning to climb your family tree.
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The ‘Maternal Bereavement Effect’ Explains Why Parents Die After Their Children

A mother’s “hazard of mortality” shoots up by 326 percent in the two years following a child’s death.
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Study: Switching Schools May Give Your Kids Psychotic Symptoms

Study: Switching Schools May Give Your Kids Psychotic Symptoms | human development | Scoop.it
Chronic marginalization and chronic exclusion could cause hallucinations and delusions
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Despite Advocates’ Wishes, Parents Still Buying Fast Food for Kids

Despite Advocates’ Wishes, Parents Still Buying Fast Food for Kids | human development | Scoop.it
They're lovin it
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Insufficient sleep associated with risky behavior in teens | EurekAlert! Science News

In a new study, researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital examined a national data sample of risk-taking behaviors and sleep duration self-reported by high school students over eight years and found an association between sleep duration and personal safety risk-taking actions.
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Study Links Infant Deaths to Vaccination

Regulators failed to report increased risk of sudden infant death after vaccine administration
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23andme really wants me to know I'm a Neanderthal

I am more Neanderthal than 96 percent of 23andme customers. What does this mean?
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Intersex care is now available in a guide for providers. Finally. /

Intersex care is now available in a guide for providers. Finally. / | human development | Scoop.it
In the wake of a new California law designed to protect intersex infants, Lambda Legal has released a new guide for Intersex care.
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Taking immigrant kids from parents shows contempt for families. [Opinion]

Taking immigrant kids from parents shows contempt for families. [Opinion] | human development | Scoop.it
Breaking up families can cause immediate trauma and lifelong pyschic damage to children.
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Transgender brain scans promised as study shows structural differences in people with gender dysphoria

People questioning their gender identity could be offered brain scans todetermine whether they are transgender, according to a new study.
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10 Incredibly Unique Children From Around The World

10 Incredibly Unique Children From Around The World | human development | Scoop.it
Childhood should be a time of play and whimsy when everything is easy and parents take care of the hard stuff. But some children are faced with extraordina
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I’m Autistic. Here Are 5 Ways You Can Support Me at Work.

Research shows that autistic employees are an asset, and beyond that, we’re also people and we should be treated with respect and empathy.
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10 Crazy Syndromes That Change The Way You See The World

Your brain is a complex organ that is constantly working to keep you functioning and alive. It keeps you walking, talking, and just being human. However, w
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Best friends of 60 years find out they're brothers via DNA test

Best friends of 60 years find out they're brothers via DNA test | human development | Scoop.it
Alan Robinson and Walter Macfarlane have been friends for over 60 years. But the two men just recently discovered that they share more in common and are actually brothers.
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Woman suffering nose bleeds shocked to find a TOOTH growing in nose

Woman suffering nose bleeds shocked to find a TOOTH growing in nose | human development | Scoop.it
A patient, known as Xia, thought she had rhinitis. But a scan at a hospital in in Changsha, in south central China, showed a strange circular object lodged in the 57-year-old's nasal cavity.
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