Archive | November, 2012

Air pollution may be detrimental to seniors’ intellectual capabilities

While air pollution is not good for anybody, it can be especially dangerous to older adults' health, as well as the quality of their cognitive abilities, according to Jennifer Ailshire, a National Institute on Aging postdoctoral fellow in the Center for Biodemography and Population Health and the Andrus Gerontology Center at the University of Southern California. Ailshire looked into the effects of bad air on seniors' brainpower in a recent […]

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Macedonian health minister aims to hire brainy advisers

Some people are intimidated by the extremely intelligent, while others prefer to have these individuals in their company. Nikola Todorov, the health minister for the Southeastern European country of Macedonia, falls into the latter category. According to The Associated Press, Todorov's ministry recently announced that it is looking to hire 10 advisers. These individuals will provide consulting services once […]

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Anesthesia may alter children’s brains

When it comes to more complex surgical procedures, it is likely patients will receive anesthesia. Whether this treatment is provided intravenously or through inhaled gases, the goal is to render individuals unconscious for the duration of their medical procedure. As children must also undergo surgical procedures, they too may receive anesthesia. However, researchers from Stony Brook University […]

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During the job search, names matter – to some employers

Whether individuals are out of work or looking to switch careers, creating an effective resume, perfecting their interview strategies and making sure they have the proper credentials are probably top priorities. One thing they have very little control over is their name – something that may actually influence companies' hiring decisions. According to CBS MoneyWatch, a […]

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Girl’s IQ places her in the top 1 percent of the world’s population

In order to land a membership with Mensa International, individuals need to possess an IQ in the top 2 percent of the population, according to the high IQ society's website. After taking a Mensa IQ test, 15-year-old Fabiola Mann learned that her score actually placed her in the top 1 percent of the world's most intelligent people, The Economic Times reported. In […]

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