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The Open Adoption study Both children and adults can benefit from a more open model of adoption, according to a new academic study. Adoptions generally focus on moving the child from the biological parents to the new adoptive parents. Open adoption considers extending the family’s boundary so as to include […]

Open adoption is a positive idea but may only partially ...




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Children remaining in long-term foster care may have more behavioural and emotional problems than those who are reunited with their families or are adopted, according to a new study from the Carsey Institute at the University of New Hampshire. “Children in long-term foster care suffer from behaviour and emotional problems […]

Long-term foster care can lead to behavioural and emotional problems


Five European universities will begin vital research into pre-eclampsia, a deadly complication which occurs during pregnancy. The condition occurs in up to ten per cent of all pregnancies and seriously affects both mother and baby. It leads to high blood pressure and other complications. However, it’s not possible to predict […]

Pre-eclampsia to be researched across Europe





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Swimming Sperm Scientists have discovered something about sperm that makes perfect sense: they don’t start swimming until they are closer to the egg. Because sperm only have limited resources, they need to maximise their chances of fertilising the egg. Internal pH University of California researchers have found that sperm increases […]

The secret life of sperm: may aid contraception and male ...




Using signs and gestures with babies can enhance their communication skills and allow them to learn to talk more quickly, according to research by scientists at the University of Chicago. The research confirms previous studies that show a strong link between gestures and spoken language, finding that babies who use […]

Gestures can improve early speech development, scientists find


Newly published data by Dr. J. Barthelow Classen shows that vaccines are particularly likely to cause diabetes in children with a strong family history of insulin dependent diabetes. Previous papers provided proof that vaccines cause diabetes in vaccine recipients at a rate which exceeds their benefit in the general population. […]

Vaccines are Likely to Cause Insulin Dependent Diabetes in Over ...