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Effects of maternal smoking continue long after birth

Early exposure to nicotine can trigger widespread genetic changes that affect formation of connections between brain cells long after birth, a new Yale-led study...

Mom’s exposure to BPA during pregnancy can put her baby on...

94 percent of pregnant women studied had detectable levels of BPA, a chemical used in water bottles, canned foods, and paper receipt. Credit: ©...

How urban living affects children’s mental health

Lower social cohesion among neighbors and higher crime rates contribute to higher rates of psychotic symptoms among urban children, a new study from researchers...

Researchers identify new autism blood biomarker

Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a blood biomarker that may aid in earlier diagnosis of children with autism spectrum disorder, or...

Outdoor light has role in reducing short-sightedness in kids

Increasing exposure to outdoor light is the key to reducing the myopia (short-sightedness) epidemic in children, according to ground-breaking research by Australian optometrists.Optometrist and...

Poverty’s most insidious damage is to a child’s brain

A new study, published July 20 in JAMA Pediatrics, provides even more compelling evidence that growing up in poverty has detrimental effects on the...

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