Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy may raise ADHD risk

Mar 19, 2020 by

If you or someone you love is pregnant, make sure you’re getting plenty of vitamin D. New research from the University of Turku in Finland has found that the risk of ADHD is 34% higher in children if the...

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Adult and baby brains ‘sync up’ during play

Feb 27, 2020 by

While watching adults and babies interact during play, researchers also measured the connections in their neural activity and found that it rose and fell together as they made eye contact and shared toys....

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Benefits of reading vs. screen time

Feb 20, 2020 by

New studies done by the Reading & Literacy Discovery Center of Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital found startling differences in the brains of preschoolers who spend an average of two hours a day playing on technology vs. being read to by...

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Brain may need iron for cognitive development

Feb 11, 2020 by

Research published in the January 27, 2020 edition of JNeurosci indicates that iron levels in the brain tissue rise during development and are linked to cognitive abilities. This research on both children and young adults may lead to new...

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Maternal Stress May Affect Baby’s Brain Development

Nov 7, 2019 by

Researchers from King’s College London have found that maternal stress before and during pregnancy may affect the baby’s brain development. They found that, in stressed pregnant women, there was evidence of impaired development in the white matter tract in...

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Fluoride Consumption During Pregnancy Linked to Low IQ in Offspring...

Sep 20, 2019 by

With an estimated 66% of Americans receiving fluoridated water through their taps, tooth decay has been a declining problem. But new research from York University in Toronto has found that maternal exposure to fluoride during pregnancy may be linked...

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ADHD and IQ

Aug 20, 2019 by

There are misconceptions about ADHD being linked to IQ. Some people think kids with ADHD have a higher IQ that kids without it, while others think the opposite is true. The truth is that there’s no link between ADHD...

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