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Resuscitated Newborns at Risk for Lower IQs

Even infants without neurological symptoms have higher chance of problems, researchers say,,,, MONDAY, April 20 (HealthDay News) -- Newborns who were not breathing at birth and had to be resuscitated have an increased risk of having a low IQ, even if they showed no signs of mental prob...

People With Higher IQs are More Patient in Financial Matters

A study by scientists at the University of Bonn and the Institute for the Study of Labour has revealed that intelligent people are more patient in financial matters. In the study of 1000 adults in Germany, the researcher asked the respondents if someone gave them the choice of 100 euros tod...

First-borns Have Higher IQs Than Their Younger Siblings

First-born children possess IQs that are 2.3 points higher, on average, than their younger siblings, a new study has found. The study also suggests that its how the kids are raised, not their birth order, that counts, according to the Norwegian researchers who authored the report, publishe...

Heightened level of amygdala activity may cause social deficits in autism

... individuals with autism and in a comparison group of 20 healthy adults. The subjects ranged in age from 18 to 44 and the two groups were matched for iqs in the low-normal range. Both groups had their brains scanned while they looked at series of faces with neutral expressions. Each face appeared on a...

Consumers Win Major Victory Over Seafood Scaremongers

...ltdown" the Center for Consumer Freedom found that over a quarter-million underprivileged American children were born at risk of having abnormally low iqs since the year 2000 because their low-income mothers were scared to eat fish during their pregnancies. This, says CCF, is partially the result of exag...

Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

...etter and an assistant professor of medicine at Boston University Medical Center. "Women who are deficient in pregnancy have children often with lower iqs or neurocognitive delays. Iodine deficiency is the leading cause of preventable mental retardation in the world." But, based on the new findings, "...

Low Childhood IQ Tied to Risk of Later Mental Disorders

... They were initially assessed at age 3 and interviewed and tested on their overall health and behavior multiple times until they reached age 32. Their iqs were assessed at ages 7, 9 and 11, and psychiatric disorders were assessed at ages 18 through 32. The researchers found no link between lower child...

U.S. Teens Brimming With Self-Esteem

...e they'll make outstanding spouses, parents and workers, new research shows. They're also much more likely to claim they are "A" students with high iqs -- even though other research shows that today's students do less homework than their counterparts did in the 1970s. The findings, published in the...

Unable to focus? Welcome to our distracted society's attention deficit

...archers are harnessing technology itself to improve our ability to sustain attention. Scientists have utilized computer-based programs to increase the iqs and focus of children. Others have used programs to increase the working memory of children with ADHD. And programmers are developing software that pr...

'Faulty' brain connections may be responsible for social impairments in autism

... that are involved with processing social and emotional information. Participants in the study included 19 high-functioning adults with autism who had iqs of at least 85. They ranged in age from 18 to 44 and were compared with an age- and intelligence-matched sample of 21 typically developed adults. Th...
IQs in Biological News

Siblings of mentally disabled face own lifelong challenges, according to researchers

.... In all, there were 268 who had siblings with low iqs defined as 85 or below and 83 who had siblings w...nd the brothers and sisters of the people with low iqs were 18 percent more likely to live in the same st..."These findings suggest siblings of those with low iqs tend to live closer to their families," said Taylo...

Breastfeeding boost IQ in infants with 'helpful' genetic variant

...37 children in New Zealand and 1,116 families with same sex twins in England and Wales. Those who were breastfed and had the genetic variant FADS2 had iqs that were 5.6 to 6.3 points higher than children who were breastfed but did not have the variant. The finding has many implications, including for...

Genes and genius: Researchers confirm association between gene and intelligence

... environmental influences. Early studies of adopted children, for example, showed that when children grow up away from their biological parents, their iqs are more closely correlated to biological parents, with whom they share genes, than adoptive parents, with whom they share an environment. But in...

Brain regions do not communicate efficiently in adults with autism

...the parts of the brain." The UW researchers analyzed EEGs from 36 adults, ranging in age from 19 to 38. Half the adults had autism and all had iqs of at least 80. The EEGs, which measure the activity of hundreds of millions of brain cells, were collected with an array of 124 electrodes while the...

Cortex matures faster in youth with highest IQ

...ue of Nature. "Studies of brains have taught us that people with higher iqs do not have larger brains. Thanks to brain imaging technology, we can now s...hat the prolonged thickening of prefrontal cortex in children with superior iqs might reflect an "extended critical period for development of high-level co...
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