Archive | February, 2013

Brain abnormalities common among veterans with TBI

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention consider traumatic brain injury (TBI) to be a serious public health problem, as it affects approximately 1.7 million people on an annual basis. This condition, which is typically the result of a blow to the head, is especially common among veterans who become injured while serving their country. […]

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Preschool linked to higher IQ in children

Parents who wish to provide their children with a strong start to their academic careers may already plan on sending them to preschool. It is likely parents understand how much early childhood education programs can benefit their kids' personal and academic development. What they may not realize is that preschool could actually boost their IQ […]

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Anorexic individuals’ brains may have ‘connection errors’

The National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders states that around 1 percent of adolescent girls have anorexia nervosa, and an estimated 0.5 to 3.7 percent of women also suffer from the disorder. In a recent study, researchers from several German institutions found that there could be "connection errors" in these individuals' brains that […]

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Engineers may be less empathetic than people in other professions

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nurse and veterinarian are just two professions in which compassion is considered an essential trait. Unlike healthcare, engineering is not considered to be a field in which compassion is a key characteristic. Perhaps this is why the researchers behind a recent study found that engineering students […]

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