Epidural use at birth not linked to autism risk

May 20, 2021 by

Refuting a previous study, a new study from Stanford Medicine found that epidural anesthesia, used frequently for pain relief during birth, does not increase the risk of autism in the offspring....

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Measurable changes in brain activity after studying new language...

May 18, 2021 by

A University of Tokyo study with first-time learners of Japanese found that their brain activity changes after only a few months of studying the language....

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Intellectual disability rarely inherited

May 13, 2021 by

Researchers at the University of Helsinki have found that intellectual disability is most often caused by changes to the genome that take place in early fetal development and are not found in the parents’ DNA. This explains what the...

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Brain changes from TBI similar to Alzheimer’s

May 11, 2021 by

A team at the University of Southern California found that brain changes in people with Alzheimer’s and in those with mild TBIs have significant similarities....

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Breastfeeding linked to higher neurocognitive testing scores in offspring...

May 6, 2021 by

A study published in the journal “Frontiers in Public Health” found that children who were breastfed scored higher on neurocognitive tests....

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Draining brain’s debris enhances Alzheimer’s therapies in mice...

May 4, 2021 by

New findings published in the journal “Nature” indicate that improving the function of the brain’s drainage network can improve the effectiveness of Alzheimer’s therapies in mice....

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