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Karen Peck
Gardener and Painter and creator of Stuff.............................. a relaxed control freak.
Gardener and Painter and creator of Stuff.............................. a relaxed control freak.
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A hat tip to +Karen Peck! This video is an absolute must watch, a little over 9 minutes of what a resident of the community where the Tower of apartments burned with many residents burned to death talks to the Sky News reporter. What he says is also so true in the U.S. of A.!

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THIS! Man speaks about the London tragedy in the best, most articulate way. A must watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcJPlkqOYX0&sns=em

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Diagnosed Autism Linked to Maternal Grandmother’s Smoking in Pregnancy

Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in Children of the 90s and found that if a girl’s maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 per cent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.

The team also found that if the maternal grandmother smoked, this increased by 53 per cent the risk of her grandchildren having a diagnosed autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

These discoveries suggest that if a female is exposed to cigarette smoke while she is still in the womb, it could affect the developing eggs – causing changes that may eventually affect the development of her own children. Further research is now needed to find out what these molecular changes might be, and to see whether the same associations are present in other groups of people.

Unlike the analysis of autistic traits, which was based on over 7,000 participants, the 177 diagnosed with ASD were too few to analyse grandsons and granddaughters separately.

The discovery, published recently in Scientific Reports, is part of an ongoing, long-term study of the effects of maternal and paternal grandmother's smoking in pregnancy on the development of their grandchildren, who are all part of Children of the 90s. By using detailed information collected over many years on multiple factors that may affect children’s health and development, the researchers were able to rule out other potential explanations for their results.

► Learn more>> http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2017/april/grandmaternal-smoking-and-autism.html

► The study "Grandmaternal smoking in pregnancy and grandchild's autistic traits and diagnosed autism." published in Scientific Reports>>
https://www.nature.com/articles/srep46179

#Autism, #Research, #Neuroscience, #Brain, #ASD
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Painting : Finished 😊 this is not the exact colour but close enough.
I'm not entirely happy, and might have another go later this year.
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Painting : coming along
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07/05/2017
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Painting : masking fluid off and .....
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Painting : Shadows coming in 😊
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Today in the Garden : The arch of clematis and rose between me and next door 😍
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Painting : First layers on.
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