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Early life stress can leave lasting impacts on the brain

A little bit provides a platform for learning, adapting and coping. But a lot of it — chronic, toxic stress like poverty, neglect and physical abuse — can have lasting negative impacts. A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers recently showed these kinds of stressors, experienced in early life, might be changing the parts of developing children’s brains responsible for learning, memory and the processing of stress and emotion. These changes may be tied to negative impacts on behavior, health, employment and even the choice of romantic partners later in life. The study, published in the journal Biological Psychiatry, could be important for public policy leaders, economists and epidemiologists, among others, says study lead author and recent UW Ph.D. graduate Jamie Hanson.

Researchers conducted extensive interviews with the children and their caregivers, documenting behavioral problems and their cumulative life stress. Baby's first gut bacteria may come from mum's mouth - health - 21 May 2014. Babies in the womb are not as sheltered from the outside world as you might think.

Baby's first gut bacteria may come from mum's mouth - health - 21 May 2014

The placenta harbours a unique ecosystem of bacteria which may have a surprising origin – the mother's mouth. Disturbances of the placenta's bacterial community may explain why some women give birth prematurely, and could also be one of the ways that a woman's diet affects her offspring's gut bacteria, and as a result the child's disease risk. "Different nutrients [in the mother's diet] are a huge determinant of which microbes take up residence in the placenta," says Kjersti Aagaard of Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, who led the study. In the past decade there has been growing awareness of the important role of the human microbiome – all the bacteria, viruses and fungi that live on and in our bodies.

Why 'Time' Has Published the Least Responsible 'How To' Ever. Sometimes it's not enough to simply inform people of what happens in the world -- you have to jazz it up for the fearful and/or easily distracted.

Why 'Time' Has Published the Least Responsible 'How To' Ever

For example, Time magazine's online counterpart has recently started framing news events as quirky "how-to" stories like "How to Completely Screw Up a Hit-Man Scam in Five Easy Steps. " Just as recently, a man in Detroit managed to catch a child predator by posing as his daughter and inviting the man into his home. Why 6-Year-Old Girls Want To Be Sexy (STUDY) By: Jennifer Abbasi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 07/16/2012 12:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Most girls as young as 6 are already beginning to think of themselves as sex objects, according to a new study of elementary school-age kids in the Midwest. Researchers have shown in the past that women and teens think of themselves in sexually objectified terms, but the new study is the first to identify self-sexualization in young girls.

The study, published online July 6 in the journal Sex Roles, also identified factors that protect girls from objectifying themselves. Psychologists at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., used paper dolls to assess self-sexualization in 6- to 9-year-old girls. 7 Paint Recipes You Will Love. Fingerpaint is real quick and easy to make.

7 Paint Recipes You Will Love

Here are a few tried, tested and perfected fun paint recipes that we’ve collected over the years. Finger-painting is a great activity if you do not mind to get your hands a little dirty. These paints are great to capture little hand and foot prints or to create everyday works of art and crafts without the fuss of washing paintbrushes. If Disney films had honest titles. Coalition for Improving Maternity Services - Home. BPA Replacement Permeates Paper Products. Concerns about the health effects of bisphenol A have led manufacturers to produce and market BPA-free products.

BPA Replacement Permeates Paper Products

However, a new study has found that one of the compounds that replaces BPA is just as prevalent in paper products and could lead to significant human exposure (Environ. Sci. Technol., DOI: 10.1021/es300876n). Because of these results, the scientists who performed the study say that toxicology research is desperately needed on the BPA alternative. Manufacturers use BPA to make plastics, and paper companies apply it to heat-sensitive sales receipts to help develop ink. People readily absorb BPA through the skin and into the bloodstream after it sloughs off of thermal receipts, says Kurunthachalam Kannan, an environmental chemist at the New York State Department of Health and a coauthor of the study. To look at BPS in thermal paper, the scientists collected thermal receipts from stores in the U.S., Japan, South Korea, and Vietnam.

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