Real risks associated with cannabis exposure during pregnancy — ScienceDaily

A new study from researchers at Western University and Queen’s University definitively shows that regular exposure to THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, during pregnancy has significant impact on placental and fetal development. With more than a year since the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada, the effects of its use during pregnancy are […]

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It’s not your imagination — you and your baby really are on the same wavelength — ScienceDaily

Have you ever played with a baby and felt a sense of connection, even though they couldn’t yet talk to you? New research suggests that you might quite literally be “on the same wavelength,” experiencing similar brain activity in the same brain regions. A team of Princeton researchers has conducted the first study of how […]

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Paving the way to healing complex trauma — ScienceDaily

A major study led by researchers at La Trobe University in Australia has identified key themes that will be used to inform strategies to support Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parents in the first years of their children’s lives. The Healing the Past by Nurturing the Future project aims to break the cycle of […]

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Condition causes severe neuro degeneration in infants — ScienceDaily

A team of South Australian researchers has cracked a rare gene variant for a disorder that causes severe neurodegeneration in infants. The previously baffling condition sees a normal healthy child start to lose muscle tone and motor skills, ultimately losing the capacity to walk and use language. The children go on to experience epileptic encephalopathy […]

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