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The work of our group has been reported by news agencies around the globe.

Talking to Children About Terminal Illness

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.


Persistent, Severe Postnatal Depression Impacts Child Development

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.


Why you can't get a baby's cry out of your head (even if you don't have children)

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

The Guardian online, Alok Jha, 17/10/2012

Why a Baby's Cry Is Impossible to Ignore

Medical Daily, Christine Hsu, 17/10/2012