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News tag: brain size


pollution

Air pollution linked to stroke and dementia


27 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Adding to the already wide array of inconveniences, air pollution can lead to stroke and dementia, new research indicates. The study led by Elissa H. Wilker of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology Research Unit at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center as well as the Harvard T.H. Chan Public School of Public Health…

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Poverty affects children’s brain size, influencing academic performance


1 Apr, 2015 | by Ion Gireada | 0 comments
Poverty, in addition to affecting the quality of nutrition available for children, also affects children’s brain, new study shows. Children in affluent environments have bigger brains compared to those living in poverty. Scientists collected and recorded brain images of 1,099 kids and teens aged between 3 and 20 years, and…