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Babies' brains rehearse months before first words spoken


Babies practice speaking in their minds long before they talk, according to US researchers who conducted scans on infants to see which brain areas light up when they are spoken to.

Even toddlers feel 'schadenfreude', study finds


Children as young as two are capable of experiencing complex emotions like joy at others' misfortune, a study has found.

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Passive smoking causes cancer in cats and dogsSmokers are being urged to look to their cat or dog for motivation to quit smoking as passive smoking can cause as many health issues for pets as it does for humans, researchers have found.

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