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C-sections may affect babies' cognition

C-sections might affect babies' ability to focus

Researchers have shown that babies' delivered via a caesarean section have altered concentration capabilities compared to those born vaginally.

Dr Scott Adler and colleagues at the Department of Psychology and Centre for Vision Research at York University, Canada, have shown that a baby's spatial attention is influenced by method of birth.

Spatial attention is used to describe how well we are able to prioritize and focus on one particular area or object of interest.

It is known that very early birth factors such as baby weight at birth, method of feeding, use of epidural, and mother's age - to name only a few - impact the development of a child.

However, very little is known about how the method of delivery of...

New Imaging Tool lights up the Brain

Harvard scientists have developed a new tool that could lead the way in brain imaging at a level previously thought impossible.

Professor Jeff William...

Germany leads in new methods for acute stroke treatment

Suddenly somebody is having difficulty speaking, part of their face unexpectedly droops and one arm weakens - you might be alarmed and will call an...

Predicting drug failure in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Relief for Rheumatoid Arthritis
New research has found that it may be possible to determine which rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients will not respond to biologic drugs.

Rheumatoid...

So you think you can eat anything...

"So, you are a Foodie?" Does this feel like being teased or reproached for your gluttonous behavior?

Fear not, for here's music to your ears!

A new...

Miscarriage still misunderstood

Most people wrongly believe that miscarriage is rare and its possible causes are shrouded in myth, a new study shows. The study, conducted by Dr....

Staying fit helps your brain age well

The importance of keeping healthy by increasing our physical activity has been a constant topic of discussion by medical professionals.
They...

Innovative brain probe allows control of neurons

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine, Missouri, and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have targeted specific regions...

Say Hello to your pocket psychiatrist!

Don't think you can trick your smart phone with a fake smile as it can figure out if you are depressed!

Much as it sounds as if you are reading a cool...

The link between sleep therapy and Alzheimer's

Better sleep, better prospects for Alzheimer's patients.
Our sleep patterns change with age. For older adults sleep disorders are common and they often struggle with early waking in the morning and...

Crystallizing steps towards improving drug and vaccines development

Image: Crystal
Our body consists of countless molecules: water, micro- and macro-elements, sugars, fatty acids, proteins and others. We function as precise,...

Will future sunscreens come in a pill?

It is June and in Europe the summer is on. The allure of beach time has made some of us work out, so that we could show off our muscles during sun...

"Sweet nectar for me", says the sick bumblebee

Bee useful
Several animals reach inside Mother Nature's medicine cabinet when they get sick. Chimps with parasitic worms have been observed swallowing whole...

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