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Monthly Archives: January 2019

The importance of having conversations with your toddler – even if they can’t answer you properly

Chatting away to your toddler (and dying with cute at their made up words) is probably something you find yourself doing naturally. But now, science is confirming that it could actually make your kids smarter. A new study, published in the journal Pediatrics, found that kids of parents who had conversations with their little ones (rather than just talking at them) between 18 and 24 […]

Air pollution shown to reach babies in utero – should we be worried?

Air pollution can be inhaled by pregnant women, with sooty residue making its way through to the placenta, a new study has found. The study, presented at the European Respiratory Society International Congress, is adding to existing evidence linking air pollution exposure to low birth weight, premature birth, infant mortality and childhood respiratory problems. Research scientist […]