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In Pregnancy, What's Worse? Cigarettes Or The Nicotine Patch?

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Researchers stroked babies' faces with a paintbrush while they watched the same thing happening to a baby in a video. How long the babies in the experiment watched the screen gave clues to what they were thinking. Courtesy of Maria Laura Filippetti hide caption

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Video Game Creators Are Using Apps To Teach Empathy

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There's a reason she's out there all alone. Children worldwide are spending less time on sports and active play and more time with TVs and video games. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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Childhood Maltreatment Can Leave Scars In The Brain

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