History of concussions may change youths’ brains

Sep 16, 2021 by

A new study published in the journal Neurology suggests that athletes with a history of concussion may show more brain injury from a later concussion. This is particularly true in the middle regions of the brain, which are more...

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Understanding ADHD triggers

Sep 14, 2021 by

Scientists have found that there is a range of triggers (lifestyle factors and situations) that can trigger ADHD. These include mineral deficiencies, poor sleep, food additives, media and technology, and tasks requiring concentration....

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Air pollution tied to poor academics in childhood

Aug 10, 2021 by

New research from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health found that children exposed to elevated levels of air pollution may be more likely to have poor inhibitory control during late childhood and poor academic skills in early adolescence,...

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Cognitive flexibility key to learning and creativity

Jul 22, 2021 by

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have found that cognitive flexibility appears to make people smarter in ways that aren’t always captured on IQ tests. Even in children, cognitive flexibility appears to improve reading abilities and school performance....

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Therapy dogs enhance college students’ thinking skills

Jul 20, 2021 by

A new piece of research from Washington State University has found that programs focused on petting therapy dogs increased the thinking and planning skills of stressed-out college students better than programs that included traditional stress-management information....

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Summer catch-up programs need to focus on teens’ wellbeing, not just academics...

Jul 15, 2021 by

New research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders indicates that it’s just as important that summer programs be focused on helping teens ages 11-6 with loneliness, social contact, parental relationships and mental health as academic progress...

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Persistence of ADHD into adulthood is important predictor of car crash risk...

Nov 12, 2020 by

A new study reports that adults with ADHD have a higher risk of being involved in a car crash. The study found that the rate was 1.45 times higher in those adults with a childhood history of ADHD compared...

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