Action video games reduce gray matter

Oct 12, 2017 by

Researchers at two Canadian institutions have found that playing action video games can harm the brain by reducing the amount of gray matter in the hippocampus....

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General anesthesia may harm brain development

Oct 4, 2017 by

A general anesthetic called isoflurane has been found to interfere with the developing brain and therefore should be avoided whenever possible in pregnant women and kids under 3....

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LearningRx reviews study on childhood heart disease and later cognition...

Aug 27, 2017 by

There’s new evidence that cardiovascular risk factors from childhood and adolescence is associated with worse midlife cognition, regardless of smoking, cholesterol or high blood pressure in adulthood....

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Father’s interaction with baby boosts early cognitive development...

Aug 25, 2017 by

In a study published in Infant Mental Health Journal, researchers found that fathers who interacted more with their babies had a positive impact on the child’s cognitive development....

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Immune reaction to viruses may cause learning and memory problems...

Aug 23, 2017 by

A study published online in Nature Medicine found that the body’s immune reaction to viruses, such as HIV and the flu, may cause memory and learning problems....

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LearningRx reviews study on brain mapping preemies

Apr 23, 2017 by

Brain mapping preemies can help predict and prevent effects of childhood brain injury Scientists studying premature babies found that a high number of small white matter lesions in the brain accurately predicted motor problems at 18 months. In addition,...

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Prenatal stress alters gut bacteria to cause cognitive problems in offspring...

Feb 21, 2017 by

There’s new evidence that prenatal stress can harm the baby well into adulthood due to the maternal gut bacteria....

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