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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
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.