In a new study, researchers at the University of Illinois explored possibly the most realistic scenario in the history of the world: to what degree stressed mothers are able to support their children’s stress while they handle their own. Research
Understanding intelligence doesn’t feel like it takes much, well, intelligence. “When we say that someone is smart, we understand intuitively what that means,” said University of Illinois psychology professor Aron Barbey, the author of a new paper published in Trends in Cognitive
We know that concerns about quality child care is one of the main reasons that Indian women choose to leave the workplace after becoming parents. While the prevailing assumption is that Indian women have numerous support options in the form
A new study is prompting doctors to rethink the definition of ADHD. Researchers have discovered impairments in three unique brain systems, suggesting that Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder may, in fact, be three distinct types of ADHD disorders, with no commonality,
For children in preschool, speaking two languages may be better than one, especially for developing the skill of inhibitory control, that is, the impulse control necessary to stop a hasty, reflexive response and instead select a more considered, adaptive response.
Increasingly, scientific studies are confirming the importance of sleep to our cognitive, physical and emotional states. Now, there’s one more reason to make sure to get a restful 8-hour stretch: lack of sleep has an impact on conception through pregnancy.
Last week, The New England Journal of Medicine published a groundbreaking study that, for the first time, identifies clear genetic causes of preterm birth. More than 15 million babies worldwide are born preterm each year – that is, they’re born before 37 weeks of pregnancy. And
We all know practice is important for success at everything from tying shoelaces to reading and writing. (Although maybe not 10,000 hours of it…) But at what point in a child’s development does she become capable of deliberate practice, of her
Epidural analgesia, commonly called an epidural, is a mix of anesthetics and narcotics delivered by catheter near the nerves of the spine. It’s the most effective method of labour pain relief that we currently have. Across the world, and certainly
Taking an oral vitamin D supplement in addition to standard asthma medication could halve the risk of asthma attacks requiring hospital attendance, according to research led by Queen Mary University of London. This is particularly good news for the 15