Excessive folic acid found to alter brain development and behavior

Scientists from New York State report that higher doses of folic acid during pregnancy and throughout life may have lasting negative effects. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Pre-pregnancy risk drinking predicts toddler behavior problems

Risk drinking before pregnancy can increase the risk of the development behavioral problems in toddlers. Early intervention to help and support mothers and their children could help to prevent these problems from developing into long term behavioral problems. Infant’s Health News — ScienceDaily

Oxytocin promotes social behavior in infant rhesus monkeys

The hormone oxytocin appears to increase social behaviors in newborn rhesus monkeys, according to a study. The findings indicate that oxytocin is a promising candidate for new treatments for developmental disorders affecting social skills and bonding. Oxytocin, a hormone produced by the pituitary gland, is involved in labor and birth and in the production of […]