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Postpartum depression linked to mother’s pain after childbirth

While childbirth pain has been linked to postpartum depression, the culprit may be the pain experienced by the mother following childbirth, rather than during...

Survey shows widespread skepticism of flu shot

When a child gets the flu, they're not only sick in bed for a week or more, but the illness can also have serious...

Sea snail shells dissolve in increasingly acidified oceans, study shows

Shelled marine creatures living in increasingly acidified oceans face a fight for survival as the impacts of climate change spread, a new study suggests. Researchers...

Giant planets around young star raise questions about how planets form

Researchers have identified a young star with four Jupiter and Saturn-sized planets in orbit around it, the first time that so many massive planets...

Many cases of dementia may arise from non-inherited DNA ‘spelling mistakes’

Only a small proportion of cases of dementia are thought to be inherited – the cause of the vast majority is unknown. Now, in...

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids

Males have greater reproductive success if they spend more time taking care of kids -- and not necessarily only their own, according to new...

Teen girls did not engage in riskier sexual behavior after HPV vaccination introduced in...

Despite fears to the contrary, sexual behaviours of adolescent girls stayed the same or became safer after publicly funded school-based HPV vaccinations were introduced...

Feminine leadership traits: Nice but expendable frills?

Despite expectations that stereotypically feminine leadership traits like communality will define 21st century leaders, the higher up we look across different types of organizations,...

Applying physics modeling to voting of SCOTUS ‘Super Court’

The maelstrom surrounding the nomination and subsequent confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was to be expected, when one justice’s vote could...

Scientists find clues to mystery of Williams Syndrome’s peculiar symptoms

Patients with Williams Syndrome often are extremely social and possess a remarkable affinity and talent for music. They also experience life-threatening cardiovascular problems and...