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Marijuana Use In Adolescence Impairs The Brain
2012-08-28 06:00:30

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers recently found that, for those who use marijuana in a persistent and dependent manner before 18 years of age, there will be lasting harm to the attention and memory of that individual. The long-range study was conducted by scientists from Britain and the U.S., along with assistance of a cohort of over 1,000 New Zealanders in a 40-year period. These participants began to use cannabis when they were young children and...

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...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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