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How to stop our boys from becoming bashers

In one of the most important ever studies by a psychologist in the 20th century, James Prescott researched dozens of cultures and found that the degree of violence was directly linked to the amount of affection shown to children. Having our skin needs met in childhood and adolescence means we don’t have the urge to [...]

Iodine deficiency during pregnancy associated with lower IQ

Today The Lancet published a paper looking at the relationship between iodine deficiency during pregnancy and children’s mental development. The study included 1000 mothers and their children and found that iodine deficiency in pregnancy may have an adverse effect on children’s mental development. The researchers measured the iodine concentration in urine samples taken in the [...]