About half of incarcerated women in the United States are mothers to children under age 18. Natural spaces within a prison can help maintain their mother-child bonds.
May 8, 2020 • ~9 min
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One anthropologist found 1,072 similar words for 'mom' and 'dad' in the world's languages. It turns out a mix of biology, culture and encouragement from parents explains this phenomenon.
May 6, 2020 • ~6 min
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Though it can be a tough thing to admit, parents really do have favorite kids. But their adult children are usually wrong about which sibling mom favors.
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Newborn babies weigh less today – possibly due to the increased popularity of cesarean sections and induced labor
The decline in US birth weight is somewhat of a puzzle for public health researchers.
March 11, 2020 • ~4 min
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Young male chimpanzees who have their mothers around are more likely to survive later in life, research finds. The same isn't true for chimp daughters.
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Autistic mothers are more likely to report post-natal depression compared to non-autistic mothers, according to a new study of mothers of autistic children carried out by researchers at the University of Cambridge. A better understanding of the experiences of autistic mothers during pregnancy and the post-natal period is critical to improving wellbeing. The results are published in Molecular Autism.
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Two species of poison frogs from distant parts of the world both feed their young unfertilized, toxin-laced eggs. New research uncovers why.
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Moms who don't have to worry about breastfeeding at work being a problem feel better and get more done, researchers find.
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Teens who experienced warmth and caring from their mothers in eighth grade are less likely to be involved in an abusive relationship later on, research finds.
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