Hypertension in teens and kids linked to poorer brain skills

Dec 29, 2016 by

Research published in The Journal of Pediatrics indicates that children and adolescents with high blood pressure may be at risk of weaker cognitive skills....

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Kids’ developing brain regions hit hard by sleep deprivation...

Dec 27, 2016 by

University of Zurich research have demonstrated that the brains of 5- to 12-year-olds respond differently to sleep deprivation than adults. Lack of sleep in children affects posterior regions of the brain, which deal with spatial perception, vision and processing multi-sensorial input....

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Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95% specificity

Dec 21, 2016 by

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test can diagnose concussions with 95% specificity and 89% sensitivity....

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How teens learn differently than adults

Dec 19, 2016 by

The results of research published in Neuron indicate that teens have a unique feature of their brain that allows them to learn and form memories via the coordinated activity of two distinct brain regions....

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Scientists identify brain microcircuit for higher cognitive function...

Dec 17, 2016 by

Although scientists have known that the cerebral cortex is responsible for higher neural functions, like memory and attention, a new report identifies some characteristics of the mechanism behind information processing for these functions....

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Less ADHD in children of moms who took Vitamin D while pregnant...

Dec 15, 2016 by

Pregnant women who took vitamin D gave birth to children who had fewer ADHD symptoms at the age of 2.5 years....

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