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The New York Times, Perri Klass, 18/03/2019
New guidelines call for speaking openly with children when they or their parents face life-threatening diseases.
MD Magazine, Jenna Payesko, 18/02/2018
According to a recent study, persistent postnatal depression (PND) lasting longer than 6 months can have severe implications on child development.
Mail Online, Fiona Macrae, 17/10/2012
As any bleary-eyed plane passenger will confirm, a crying baby is almost impossible to ignore, no matter how hard you try. Now scientists believe they may have worked out why. An infant’s wails pull at the heartstrings in a way that other cries don’t, researchers found. Oxford University researchers found that the sound of a baby crying can trigger unique emotional responses in the brain, making it impossible for us to ignore them - whether we are parents or not. Just milliseconds after registering the cry, the brain’s emotion centres are hard at work. It had been thought that the brain was incapable of processing complex facets of sound in such a short time.
Why crying babies are so hard to ignore
Medical Daily, Christine Hsu, 17/10/2012