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Bonobo communication similar to that of human infants, suggests new study

Researchers from the University of Birmingham (UK) and the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland) have found that wild bonobos, our closest living relatives in the primate world, communicate using a high-pitched call type, or “peep,” that requires context to be understood. The findings, published in the journal PeerJ, echo the context dependent manner in which human […]

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The longer a mother breastfeeds, the higher the IQ and salary

Published in The Lancet Global Healthjournal, a study that tracked more than 3,000 newborns for 30 years has concluded that the longer a mother breastfeeds, the greater the intelligence and earnings of the offspring. “The effect of breastfeeding on brain development and child intelligence is well established, but whether these effects persist into adulthood is […]

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Infant diet predicts adult love-life

A new Northwestern University study of men in the Philippines makes a strong case for nurture’s role in male to female differences. For male infants, rapid weight gain in the first six months of life predicts a future where they will be taller, more muscled, stronger, have more sex partners and higher levels of testosterone […]

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Mystery Fevers Cured With Surgery

Many families go through a regular nightmare where their child suffers a high fever – sometimes causing seizures – and is rushed to ER, where despite a battery of tests no explanation is found. The fevers seem to vanish on their own after four to five days, only to return four to six weeks later […]

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