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Low Test Scores Of Children Linked To Their Date Of Conception
...m May through August scored significantly lower on math
and language tests- than children conceived during other months of the year. According to the scientists, lower test scores were found to correlate with higher levels of pesticides and nitrates in the surface water (nearby streams and other bodies ...
Library Of Brains To Aid Study of Brain Development In Children
...ety of tests that measured IQ, memory, reading and math
ability, and development of social skills. Dr. James C. Harris, a professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said the rigorous screening process probably identified a particularly healthy group of ch...
Researchers Have Found Reason Why Boys are Better at Maths Than Girls
...being tested to see why men generally do better on math
than women, and the other group being told simply that they were part of an experiment on mathematics performance. Researchers found that the information that men do better in mathematics than women undercut performance drastically. The accuracy of...
‘Generalist' Genes Linked to a Variety of Learning Disorder
...e ‘generalist’ genes can be linked to language and math
disorders, and even spatial and memory functions. Environment does play a role in learning disorders, but more so in determining what type of learning disorder may develop. “Because we now know that environmental factors are ‘specialists’, these fi...
A Combination of Botox and Surgery Cures Migraines
...continue medications for migraines. "It's like a math
equation. I will inject the Botox into one trigger point at a time and leave the others alone. The Botox is used as a diagnostic test to determine what trigger point is causing the problem. If patients get a benefit from the Botox, they likely will g...
Standardized Diagnostic Test for Learning Disabilities
...disabilities, difficulties with second language or math
and intelligence. This new test will put an end to the current situation in which diagnostic testing is done in private clinics, each with its own test with relative results based on those tested at that specific clinic. The new test was developed in...
'Prevention, Cultural Changes Must Lead AIDS Battle'
...three more are contracting the disease. "Do the math
- we are losing the HIV war," said Ward Cates, president of research at FHI, a US-based non-profit organisation that focuses on public health in the developing world.There is no one solution to the AIDS epidemic, but Cates argues that greater focus s...
Indian with Rare Disorder Reunited with Family
...mself English by reading and watching TV, and took math
lessons from a retired teacher who donated his time, according to the Leader report. His application for Canadian citizenship was twice rejected by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC). Price then hired a lawyer for the family and a federal c...
Montessori Schools kids do better in Reading and Math
...o included in the research. Superior reading and math
skills were found in the 5-year-old Montessori children than their counterparts in traditional schools. The Montessori kids scored higher in tests assessing social development. In the case of the 12-year olds, similar performance was found in Monte...
Music Lessons for improved Brain Power in kids
...music acquire better memories, literacy skills and math
skills than their non-musical counterparts. This study was conducted by// Laurel Trainor, professor of psychology, neuroscience and behavior at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and her team. The study followed two groups of 6 children aged ...
Family cares taking women away from male-dominated fields
...way from entering male-dominated fields, including math
and science fields, due to their concerns about ba...1 percent of engineers, 29 percent of computer and math
scientists, 31 percent of chemists and 29 percent of lawyers. "Many male-dominated fields are stil...
Study Finds That Brain Areas Of People With Autism Do Not Work In Coordination
...("Addition, subtraction and multiplication are all math
skills.") The findings confirmed that the regions of the brain associated with visualization were activated when participants with autism read both kinds of sentences, while those regions of the brain were only activated when the control group read...
Transgender Experience - A Tool to Analyze Gender Difference By Stanford Scientist
... was told that a boyfriend must have solved a hard math
problem that he had answered and that had stumped most men in the class. After he began living as a man in 1997, Barres overheard another scientist say, "Ben Barres gave a great seminar today, but his work is much better than his sister's work." Fr...
New Sleep Gene Discovery Wakes Up Scientists
...search, said Daniel Forger, assistant professor of math
at the University of Michigan. Forger and his coll...wasn't a complete surprise to Forger, who develops math
models of the circadian rhythms. Forger's computer models always said that the opposite of the preva...
Sleep Inertia Resembles Intoxication
... the lab. In the daytime the subjects were given math
problems like simple double-digit additions to sol...n the morning after eight hours of sleep and given math
problems immediately. The math
test was given to them within moments of waking. Subjects found it ve...
Will Your Baby Grow Up To Be A Future Einstein ?
... 2) Listening to music was once thought to enhance math
skills. A 1999 Harvard medical school analysis of more than a dozen studies doesn't support this claim, but music and dancing can be excellent ways to interact. 3) Other research shows infants can learn basic sign language even before they speak. T...
Stress can Trigger Heart Problems
...de them angry and also by having them figure out a math
problem while being interrupted and told to improve their performance. Researchers found heart rhythm variations increased during both mental stress and exercise. A higher difference was noted in patients who are prone to have arrhythmias, especial...