“Why do babies laugh out loud?” by Tom Stafford

What makes babies laugh? It sounds like one of the most fun questions a researcher could investigate, but there’s a serious scientific reason why Caspar Addyman wants to find out. He’s not the first to ask this question. Darwin studied laughter in his infant son, and Freud formed a theory that our tendency to laugh … More “Why do babies laugh out loud?” by Tom Stafford

Nearly-term babies have elevated risk for ADHD

Very premature babies are known to have an increased risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and a new study suggests this may be true also for babies born only slightly early. “There has been quite a lot of research on very preterm birth and the increased risk for ADHD but less evidence when it comes … More Nearly-term babies have elevated risk for ADHD