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Babbling babies — responding to one-on-one ‘baby talk’ — master more...

Common advice to new parents is that the more words babies hear the faster their vocabulary grows. Now new findings show that what spurs...

Revised autism screening tool offers more precise assessment

An updated screening tool that physicians administer to parents to help determine if a very young child has autism has been shown to be...

Brand loyalty not always a benefit

Brand commitment might not always be a good thing, and in the case of high-severity recalls, consumers with a high level of brand commitment...

Residents with Lowest Incomes Care Most About Their Communities

Some may assume that low-income residents of run-down, crime-ridden neighborhoods do not care about their communities. However, research from the University of Missouri suggests...

Red-Wine Researcher Implicated in Misconduct Case

An extensive research misconduct investigation has led the University of Connecticut Health Center to send letters of notification to 11 scientific journals that had...

Children under 4 and children with autism don’t yawn contagiously

If someone near you yawns, do you yawn, too? About half of adults yawn after someone else does in a phenomenon called contagious yawning. Now a new study has found that most children aren't susceptible to contagious yawning until they're about 4 yea...

‘Breathing Bear’ soothes moms more than infants

A stuffed teddy bear that appears as if it?s inhaling and exhaling was designed by researchers to comfort fussy babies in the crib, but it seems to work even better for their mothers, a new study reveals. According to the mothers? estimates of crying time, babies who spent five months snuggling with ?Breathing Bear? did not cry any less than infants who shared their crib with a regular stuffed bear, say Evelyn B. Thoman, Ph.D., and Claire Novosad, Ph.D., of the University of Connecticut. But mothers of the Breathing Bear babies reported less depression and stress and described their infants as less fussy and difficult.

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