A major review has outlined the probable cause of the most common form of childhood cancer – and suggests a surprising role for nurseries and other childhood day-care settings…Read more "Could nurseries prevent leukaemia?"
Parenting fails, late nights on the maternity wards, womb transplants, and… errr… sperm donations in coffee cups – here’s the June round-up of stories from babyworld.Read more "Baby Science round-up – June 2018"
Do we have a Lefty in our house? Or is it just my imagination?Read more "When do children become right- or left-handed?"
Fish during pregnancy, passing mental health down the generations, and… peak cuteness of puppies – here are the highlights from baby science from May.Read more "Baby Science round-up – May 2018"
What connects teeth shaped like shovels, the last Ice Age, and breastfeeding in ancient Native Americans? Find out in this mystery story…Read more "Shovelled teeth, the ice age, and breastfeeding"
It’s been long known that asking for flexible working arrangements negatively affects the career prospects of mothers. But new research suggests the effects of this bias spread much wider…Read more "Workplace flexibility – not just a mother’s problem?"
What is it like being a dad on Shared Parental Leave? Here’s the inside scoop….Read more "How was Shared Parental Leave?"
A study recently demonstrated that encouraging pregnant mums to sleep on their side rather than their back could reduce the chance that their baby will be stillborn. Could this knowledge help to prevent 130 stillbirths in the UK each year?Read more "Sleeping position and risk of stillbirth"
And what do French-speaking puppets have to do with it?Read more "What do babies think of foreigners?"
We have vaccines that can prevent chickenpox, so why aren’t they more widely available?Read more "Why doesn’t the UK have a chickenpox vaccination programme?"