Allergies during pregnancy associated with ADHD and autism in offspring...

Jan 22, 2017 by

New research presented at Neuroscience 2016 indicates that prenatal exposure to allergens alters brain development and function, which could be a contributing factor to neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD....

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Why men are more challenged by multitasking than women

Jan 20, 2017 by

A new study found that men use more brain resources to switch between tasks compared to women. The research suggests that men might find it harder to switch from one task to another....

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Brain training may help keep seniors on the road

Jan 14, 2017 by

A Penn State University study of over 2,000 adults 65 or older found that those who participated in training designed to improve cognitive abilities are more likely to continue driving over the next decade....

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Kids show signs of ADHD in early morning despite treatment

Jan 8, 2017 by

Survey results from an online questionnaire found that even with stable doses of stimulant medications, children and adolescents with ADHD displayed poor symptom control and functional impairment during their early morning routine before school....

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Foster care raises child’s risk of ADHD

Jan 6, 2017 by

New findings published in Pediatrics have found that children who have been in foster care have a much greater risk of mental and physical health problems, including learning disabilities like ADHD, asthma, obesity and depression, compared to children who haven’t been in foster care....

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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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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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