To the Stranger Who Offered to Help Me on a Flight: You Don't Know How Much It Mattered

It was the first trip we’d taken after losing our pregnancy, and I couldn’t handle much. Deep breaths in and out. A smile at my kids. Getting to Disney World and attempting to take in the sights and smells was my only goal. Just get there, I’d repeat to myself. I’d wanted this time away with my family so we […]

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Babies kicking in the womb are creating a map of their bodies

The kicks a mother feels from her unborn child may allow the baby to ‘map’ their own body and enable them to eventually explore their surroundings, suggests new research led by UCL in collaboration with UCLH. For the study, published today in Scientific Reports, researchers measured brainwaves produced when newborn babies kick their limbs during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, […]

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Amy Schumer Has Been Hospitalised With Hyperemesis Gravidarum

Amy Schumer announced that she’s pregnant with her first child with husband Chris Fischer back in October, which is obviously wonderful news. The only not-so-wonderful thing? She’s been super-sick throughout her pregnancy—and now, she’s been hospitalised because of it. The 37-year-old Oscar winner posted to Instagram on Thursday, sharing that she’s currently in the hospital (and will have to miss an […]

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Family, school support makes kids more likely to stand up to bullying

A recent study from North Carolina State University and the University of South Carolina finds that young people with good family relationships are more likely to intervene when they witness bullying or other aggressive behavior at school — and to step in if they see victims planning to retaliate. The study found that kids who were already excluded, or discriminated […]

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For adults, the terrible twos are a confusing earful

Here’s another reason you might be exhausted after that preschool birthday party: Your brain had to work to figure out who actually asked for more ice cream. “What we found with two-and-a-half-year-olds is that it’s amazingly hard for adults to identify who’s talking,” said Angela Cooper, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto. Cooper’s co-authored research will be presented […]

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Preschool children show awake responses to naptime nonsense words

Of all of our senses, hearing is the only one that has long been suspected as being “on” all the time — even in our sleep. Sounds that occur during the night have a way of registering in the brain. Now a group of scientists in Tennessee is reporting the results of studies on what is heard and not heard […]

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Most single women freeze their eggs to avoid ‘panic parenting’

Most single women freeze their eggs to avoid ‘panic parenting’ because they haven’t found Mr Right – NOT for medical reasons Researchers at De Montfort University interviewed 31 women about their choice Found that medical need – such as chemotherapy – was not a driving force for it  Also found information available to women considering process is inadequate Most single […]

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