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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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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SSRIs during pregnancy linked to child’s language and speech disorders...

Dec 7, 2016 by

New findings published in JAMA Psychiatry indicate that children born to mothers who took selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors while pregnant may be at greater risk for speech and language disorders....

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Cognitive function tests are reliable for people with intellectual disabilities...

Nov 29, 2016 by

The UC Davis MIND Institute has found that a battery of tests seems to accurately measure cognitive changes over time for people with Fragile X, Down Syndrome and autism, among other intellectual disabilities....

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Long-term alcohol dependence affects cognitive abilities

Nov 27, 2016 by

Research published in Research Society on Alcoholism found that a lifetime history of alcohol dependence is linked to lasting negative consequences for neurocognitive function....

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Poverty paves the way to cognitive aging

Nov 25, 2016 by

A new study that looked at the impact of economic hardships on people ages 18 to 30. They found that over 25 years, there was a strong correlation between time spent in poverty and decline in cognitive function....

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