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Healthier Diets For Children Lead To Better IQ
2012-08-09 09:09:29

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online According to new research from the University of Adelaide, children who eat healthier may have a slightly higher IQ while those that have a junk food diet might have a slightly lower IQ. Dr. Lisa Smithers, a Public Health researcher at the University of Adelaide led the study. She examined the link between the eating habits of children at six months, 15 months and two years, and their IQ at eight years of age. The study...

2012-04-03 08:48:59

Impact seems to be most damaging during first 2 years of life Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development, indicates the first long term study of its kind, published online in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health. The impact seems to be the most damaging during the first two years of a child's life, the findings suggest. The US researchers tracked the development of 206 children from birth to the age of eight years, who were taking part in the Minnesota...

High Childhood IQ Linked To Drug Use
2011-11-15 13:36:44

New research suggests that a high childhood IQ may be linked to subsequent illegal drug use. Researchers studied data from 8,000 people in the 1970 British Cohort Study, which is a large ongoing population based study. The IQ scores of the participants were measured at the ages of 5 and 10 years by using a validated scale, and then the information that was gathered on self reported levels of psychological distress and drug use at the ages of 16 and 30. The team found that about a...

2011-08-25 11:19:29

A study of women who were children, teenagers or young adults during the Dutch famine in 1944-45 has shown that undernutrition, particularly in the adolescent years, is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease in later life. The research, published online today in the European Heart Journal, provides the first direct evidence that acute undernutrition during the time that children are growing up can have an important impact on their future health. The authors of the...

2009-02-18 09:16:51

Lighting up not only is dangerous to your own health, but it could actually cause dementia in the people around you. A new study in the British Medical Journal finds that exposure to second-hand smoke could increase the risk of developing dementia and other forms of cognitive impairment. Researchers said previous studies have already established a possible link between active smoking and cognitive impairment and a link between exposure to second-hand smoking and poor cognitive impairment in...

2009-01-19 16:31:13

A longer breastfeeding was associated with lower body mass index at age 1, but this relationship disappeared by age 7, British researchers said. The study, published in the Journal of Nutrition, found there was no significant difference in BMI at the age of 60 years associated with duration of breastfeeding. These findings may help explain why some studies that examined breastfed infants during the first year of life suggested a protective effect of breastfeeding and obesity, whereas other...

2008-12-04 22:47:22

Children with lower IQs show an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia or depression, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Karestan Koenen of the Harvard School of Public Health said study participants were members of the Dunedin Multidisciplinary Health and Development Study, involving children born in 1972-1973 in Dunedin, New Zealand. At the initial assessment at age 3, the study had 1,037 children. The participants were also interviewed and tested on their...

2006-01-19 11:16:45

By Amy Norton NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Exposure to even small amounts of lead through a mother's blood may harm the brain development of unborn babies, a new study suggests. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) currently considers 10 micrograms per deciliter (mcg/dL) the "level of concern" for lead in the bloodstream, but researchers in Mexico found that maternal blood lead levels well below 10 mcg/dL appeared to have a lasting impact on their children's IQ, at...

2005-10-19 09:41:32

By Megan Rauscher NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Mental and social stimulation through play early in life appears to have lasting benefits in poorly nourished children with growth retardation. According to a study in The Lancet this week, mental stimulation at 9 to 24 months of age among a group of growth-stunted Jamaican children led to improved cognitive function and better academic performance in high school. In this study, "home visits for mothers and children by community health...

2005-07-01 16:00:00

Low birth weight is associated with adult psychological distress, according to a new study published in the July issue of the British Journal of Psychiatry. The research found that children born full term but weighing less than 5.5 lbs (almost 3% of the total sample) had a 50% increased risk of psychological distress in later life. This remained the case after taking into account potential confounding factors, such as the father's social class, maternal age and adult marital status. Until...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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