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Another study suggests link between autism and air pollution

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This is not the first but the idea of correlation is gaining ground. However, there is the problem with teasing out related factors. Autism Tied to Air Pollution, Brain-Wiring Disconnection. Researchers seeking the roots of autism have linked the disorder to chemicals in air pollution and, in a separate study, found that language difficulties of…

Serious skepticism needed in sweetened drinks and depression connection (UPDATE: Experts respond to today’s reports)

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The headline is getting wide distribution. But, don’t be taken! They went too far… Sweetened Drinks Linked to Depression Risk. Drinking sweetened beverages — either sugar-sweetened or diet — may be linked with a slightly higher depression risk, while drinking coffee may slightly lower the risk. That is the finding from a new study to…

Saying that “Video games leads to difficulties in children” reaches beyond the data

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More Gaming Leads To More Impulsivity, Attention Difficulties In Children. Impulsive children with attention problems tend to play more video games, while kids in general who spend lots of time video gaming may also develop impulsivity and attention difficulties, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. “This is an important finding because…