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Substance use during pregnancy can lead to a broad array of harmful effects. Liudmila Chernetska/iStock via Getty Images Plus

Hundreds of thousands of US infants every year pay the consequences of prenatal exposure to drugs, a growing crisis particularly in rural America

Many people wrongly assume that cannabis use during pregnancy is safe. Research is increasingly documenting a host of serious health harms from prenatal exposure to cannabis and other substances.
We can be unduly hard on ourselves as we grapple with the implications of declining an invitation. Yifei Fang/Moment via Getty Images

Are our fears of saying ‘no’ overblown?

Nearly 80% of people have accepted invitations to events they didn’t want to attend.
Youth flag football players run drills with their coach before a game in Dayton, Ohio, on Oct. 8, 2023. Megan Jelinger/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Could flag football one day leapfrog tackle football in popularity?

The NFL’s embrace of the sport points to a promising future. But gender and political divides could stand in the way.
Many religious graduate students in science say they keep quiet about that aspect of their identity. Sean Anthony Eddy/E+ via Getty Images

The challenges of being a religious scientist

Stereotypes about religion vs. science are overblown – but those assumptions can create challenges for religious grad students, a sociologist finds.
Air mata mencegah mata dari kekeringan dan melindunginya dari iritasi dan infeksi. Vizerskaya/E+ via Getty Images

Bisakah kamu menangis di bawah air?

Seorang dokter mata menjelaskan betapa pentingnya air mata untuk menjaga mata tetap terasa nyaman dan bekerja dengan baik - baik saat berada di daratan maupun saat berenang di perairan.
Tears prevent your eyes from drying out and protect them from irritation and infection. Vizerskaya/E+ via Getty Images

Can you cry underwater?

An ophthalmologist explains how important tears are to keeping your eyes feeling good and working well – whether you’re on dry land or swimming in a body of water.
Hip-hop culture spread quickly – to places like London, seen here in 1984. Kerstin Rodgers/Redferns

Hip-hop at 50: 7 essential listens to celebrate rap’s widespread influence

On Aug. 11, 1973, a block party in the Bronx spawned a genre that would go on to influence nearly all aspects of US culture – and the music, fashion and art of countries around the world.
Widespread skepticism toward COVID-19 vaccines took some scientists by surprise. Eric Lee/The Washington Post via Getty Images

Religion shapes vaccine views – but how exactly? Our analysis looks at ideas about God and beliefs about the Bible

Specific beliefs may have more to do with people’s vaccine views than their religious affiliation – but it depends on which vaccine you’re talking about.

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