The Friday Health Five: November 30




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Here’s a roundup of some of this week’s most interesting health stories. Just in case you were too busy, you know, keeping up with your child all week to sit around reading the papers and news sites!

  • Did you know babies can yawn while still in the womb? Researchers aren’t sure why it happens, but you can still check out these fascinating 4D scans.
  • Bring on the fish sticks! Babies who eat seafood between the ages of six months and one year are less likely to develop asthma than non-seafood eaters, says a recent Dutch study.
  • One more reason to go green whenever possible. New Brown University research finds women of childbearing age contain unsafe levels of environmental pollutants in their bloodstreams.