High blood pressure may be bigger dementia risk for women

Jun 15, 2021 by

Even after accounting for other risk factors, a new study found that hypertension was associated with a higher risk of dementia in women than in men....

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The 411 on Dyspraxia

Jun 10, 2021 by

Also known as motor learning difficulties, perceptuomotor dysfunction and development coordination disorder (DCD), dyspraxia also affects the body’s immune and nervous systems....

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The best foods for a child’s brain development

Jun 8, 2021 by

Nutrition researchers have compiled a list of foods that are full of nutrients important for brain health. Adding these foods to your child’s diet may support healthy brain development and function....

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Traffic-related pollution linked to dementia risk

Jun 2, 2021 by

A new study on rodents has found that exposure to traffic-related air pollution accelerated Alzheimer’s disease characteristics in subjects who express the risk gene and in wild-type rats....

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Brain changed by caffeine in utero

May 25, 2021 by

A team from the University of Rochester Medical Center found that caffeine consumption during pregnancy can change important brain pathways that could lead to behavioral problems later in life....

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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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