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

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.

2012-04-03 08:48:59

Early life emotional trauma may stunt intellectual development, indicates the first long term study of its kind.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2005-07-01 16:00:00

Low birth weight is associated with adult psychological distress. The research found that children born full term but weighing less than 5.5 lbs 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.

Word of the Day
  • a study of the individuals in a group of people within a specific context and their relationships.
  • In rhetoric, the description of any one's personal appearance.
The word 'prosopography' comes from a Latin word meaning 'description of a person’s appearance' from Greek roots meaning 'face' or 'person' and 'writing'.