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Research Shows Pregnant Women Can Drink Wine Safely
2013-06-18 13:45:04

Wary of the notorious effects it can have on a developing fetus, research has shown most pregnant women avoid alcohol. However, a new study from UK researchers has found drinking a daily glass of wine does not harm a child's neurological development, as determined by a balance test.

Kids Of Mothers Who Smoked During Pregnancy Show Reading Deficits
2012-11-20 08:44:19

Scientists recently discovered that mothers who smoked during pregnancy affected the reading scores of their infants, so much so that the children scored lower on exams that measured the accuracy of their ability to read aloud and to comprehend the reading material that they had in front of them.


Word of the Day
marcescent
  • Withering but not falling off, as a blossom that persists on a twig after flowering.
The word 'marcescent' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to wither'.
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