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October 07, 2018
Pregnant women recognize baby expressions differently depending on mental health history
A pilot study has found that pregnant women who have suffered from depression or bipolar disorder (i.e. both mania and depression) recognize babies' faces and how babies laugh or cry, differently to healthy controls.

Carbon emissions from Amazonian forest fires up to 4 times worse than feared
Carbon losses caused by El NiƱo forest fires of 2015 and 2016 could be up to four times greater than thought.

Dummies not to blame for common speech disorder in kids
New University of Sydney research shows bottles, dummies, and thumb sucking in the early years of life do not cause or worsen phonological impairment, the most common type of speech disorder in children.

Education interventions improve economic rationality
This study proves that education can be leveraged as a tool to help enhance an individual's economic decision-making quality, or economic rationality.

Annual price tag for nonfatal injuries in the US tops $1.8 trillion
Almost one in 10 people in the US visited the hospital for nonfatal injuries in 2013 for a total cost of $1.8 trillion.

NUS researchers uncover new role of TIP60 protein in controlling tumor formation
Scientists from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore have discovered a new molecular pathway that controls colorectal cancer development, and their exciting findings open new therapeutic opportunities. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to