Childbirth activates the region of the brain associated with obsessive compulsive disorder.
Parents' line of vision is eye-catching to infants.
Researchers have noticed that baby rats whose mothers spent more time fussing over them grew up to cope better with the challenges of laboratory life.
I keep hearing about how something like one third of all American kids are either overweight or obese...
The more time parents spend working, the less time and energy they have to plan and prepare healthful meals.
I keep hearing about studies suggesting that parents are less happy than childless couples and single people without children. How sound is this science?
Were you allowed to watch R-rated movies as a kid? Do you smoke now? Learn about the link between smoking and R-rated movies on this Moment of Science.
In evolutionary terms, a "successful" organism is one that passes on its genes -- not necessarily one that lives a long life.
One of the most amazing phases in childhood development is when infants go from making baby sounds to actually saying words.