brain development

Today is Left-Handers Day!


August 13th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 13 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Today is the left handers day that was started way back in 1992.The main aim of this day is to sensitize the people on the challenges ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Chemicals in cosmetics may spike diabetes risk


July 15th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 15 (IANS) The presence of phthalates (endocrine disrupting chemicals) in moisturizers, nail polishes, soaps, hair sprays and perfumes may elevate diabetes risk in women, says new research.Researchers ... Read more...

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Cash receipts, currency notes carry toxic hazards: Study


July 12th, 2012 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 12 (IANS) Some currency notes and cash receipts, printed on thermal paper, carry higher levels of bisphenol-S (BPS), a substitute for bisphenol-A or BPA, both of which are ... Read more...

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‘Iodine deficiency leaves third of world population at risk’


July 5th, 2012 - 5:32 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, July 5 (IANS) Iodine deficiency leaves one third of the world's population exposed to adverse health conditions that can cause everything from mild learning difficulties to severe retardation, cretinism ... Read more...

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Plastic bottle compound harms several generation


June 17th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 17 (IANS) Exposure to low doses of Bisphenol A (BPA), a toxic man-made chemical, during gestation has immediate and long-lasting trans-generational effects on the brain and social behaviour, ... Read more...

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‘Stress may retard brain development in children’


June 7th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 7 (IANS) Stress may retard brain development in children, altering the growth of a specific part and the abilities tied to it, researchers say. "There has been a ... Read more...

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Low Vitamin D levels during pregnancy may affect kid’s speech


February 15th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 15 (IANS) Women with low levels of Vitamin D during pregnancy are twice as likely to give birth to children who may face difficulties with speech.The study, the ... Read more...

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New genetic links to impulsive behaviour found


November 17th, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 17 (IANS) Being impulsive can explain many things -- why we utter things we regret, buy items that we can do without or even develop dangerous addictions. Indeed, ... Read more...

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Government to launch nutrition campaign


November 14th, 2011 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) The government will soon launch a campaign to promote nutrition on the lines of the polio vaccination programme, an official said Monday."Nutrition is a major ... Read more...

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Answers emerge to some mysteries of autism


October 21st, 2011 - 6:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 21 (IANS) Researchers have come up with answers as to why autistic children act and think differently than their peers.They've shown, for the first time, that the connections ... Read more...

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Head over heart for Indian parents


October 10th, 2011 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Indian parents want their children to have sharper brains as against the global parental preference of a healthy heart, a survey said Monday.Conducted by global ... Read more...

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Stress likely to reduce brain size of preterm babies


October 4th, 2011 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Infants born prematurely are placed in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) to help them develop fully. They are likely to be exposed to stress factors ... Read more...

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Babies in womb can feel pain at 35 weeks


September 9th, 2011 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 9 (IANS) Babies can distinguish pain from general touch after around 35 to 37 weeks of gestation, just before they are born.Scientists show that brain cell (neural) activity ... Read more...

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Lower enzyme levels linked with schizophrenia


July 21st, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Lower levels of an enzyme called p35, which is vital for activating a protein called Cdk5 for brain development, may be linked with schizophrenia.Professor Giese, Institute ... Read more...

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Maternal obesity could affect child’s brain growth


May 1st, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Babies born to obese mothers may suffer from iron deficiency, which could affect the development of their brains, a study says. In non pregnant adults, obesity-related ... Read more...

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Brain ‘programmed from birth to recognize day and night cycle’


April 30th, 2011 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): A new research on circadian rhythms shows that our brains are apparently programmed from birth to recognize and react to sunrise and sunset.Scientists at the University of Chicago ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Low iodine levels in teen girls put future babies at risk


April 26th, 2011 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 26 (IANS) Two-thirds of teenage girls have low iodine levels, potentially jeopardising the health of their future children, according to an expert.A study of more than 700 schoolgirls ... Read more...

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Binge drinking in teen years affects brain behaviour


April 5th, 2011 - 6:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 5 (IANS) Binge drinking during adolescence, which marks a critical period for brain development, can impact its growth, affecting behaviour. "The question is, what impact does alcohol binge-drinking ... Read more...

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Binge-drinking teens risk lasting brain changes


April 5th, 2011 - 4:05 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 5 (ANI): Underage binge drinking can create lasting brain changes that could affect teens' lives as adults, according to new research.Adolescents represent the majority of people who binge drink. This ... Read more...

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Facebook time ‘hurting kids’ face-to-face time’


March 30th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 30 (ANI): A new study have found that more and more parents are concerned that increased amounts of time their children spend online, social networking, twittering and instant messaging ... Read more...

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Brain growth in babies liked to mothers’ ‘investment’


March 29th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new Durham University research has revealed that brain growth in babies is linked to the amount of time and energy mothers 'invest'.The study of 128 mammal species, ... Read more...

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Iron deficiency during early pregnancy harms child’s brain


March 23rd, 2011 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A new study has found that a mother's iron deficiency early in pregnancy may have a profound and long-lasting effect on the brain development of the child, even ... Read more...

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Genius linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone


March 12th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A new study from University of Alberta has said that being bright is linked to prenatal exposure of higher levels of testosterone.According to Marty Mrazik, in the same ... Read more...

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Low birth weight children ‘programmed to eat more’


March 10th, 2011 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 10 (ANI): A new study has revealed that low birth weight children are "programmed" to eat more because they develop less neurons in the region of the brain that controls ... Read more...

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Tobacco smoking negatively affects teens’ brains


March 3rd, 2011 - 2:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A new study has concluded that tobacco smoking can affect teenagers' brains.While studies have linked cigarette smoking to deficits in attention and memory in adults, UCLA researchers wanted ... Read more...

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Psychotic illness ‘begins at younger age among those who use cannabis’


February 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Cannabis use is linked to an earlier onset of psychotic illness, according to a meta-analysis of previously published studies."There is little doubt about the existence of an association ... Read more...

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Study finds gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A team of scientists has discovered a gene mutation strongly linked to schizophrenia and a signaling pathway that may be treatable with existing compounds."In some ways, this is ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for improving long-term memory identified


January 27th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have identified a therapy that may enhance memory and prevent the loss of long-term memory.Led by Cristina Alberini, Professor of Neuroscience at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, ... Read more...

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Eating less during early pregnancy impairs foetal brain development


January 18th, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that eating less during early stage of pregnancy could cause lifetime damage to an unborn baby's brain, leading to lower IQ and behavioural ... Read more...

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Toxic chemicals found in pregnant women: US study


January 15th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A new US study has found that the bodies of almost all pregnant women carry multiple chemicals.The research, conducted by the University of California, San Francisco, found that ... Read more...

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Pregnant women in US carry risky multiple chemicals


January 14th, 2011 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 14 (IANS) Practically all pregnant women in the US carry multiple chemicals, including the banned ones, says a new study. The study is the first to take note of all ... Read more...

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Brain gene responsible for making a female develop as a male identified


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a gene that is responsible for creating male genitalia in a female embryo.Melbourne researcher Professor Andrew Sinclair, of the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute and the ... Read more...

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Kids Vitamins Deception Leads to $2.1M Claims and Refunds


December 16th, 2010 - 12:26 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Dec 15 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The makers of children's vitamin supplements have been order to stop making deceptive claims about their products under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission. The claims, such ... Read more...

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Genes’ sensitivity to testosterone linked to aggression in adults


December 8th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): A new study from University of Alberta that looked at the link between an individual's sensitivity to testosterone and aggressive behaviour has broken new ground."I looked at the ... Read more...

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Cerebral palsy, leading cause of child disability in India


December 3rd, 2010 - 10:15 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 3 (IANS) Cerebral palsy, a brain-related disorder, is a major cause of disability among children and early diagnosis is crucial in treating the condition effectively, doctors said on World ... Read more...

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