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IQ plummets for women in social settings

A new Virginia Tech study highlights the unexpected and dramatic consequences subtle social signals in group settings can have on individual cognitive functioning, especially for women. The researchers say settings such as juries, parties, business meetings and classrooms all have the potential to derail our cognitive skills. “You may joke about how committee meetings make […]

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Processed food cripples young brain

A new study appearing in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health has found that infants with a higher intake of processed foods during the first three years of their lives had lower IQs. More surprising is the discovery that the cognitive effects relating to these eating habits in early childhood appear to persist into […]

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Markedly higher risk of suicide in men with low IQ scores

In the largest study of its kind ever undertaken, a team of researchers analyzed the medical records of more than one million men dating back over 24 years and compared rates of hospital admission for attempted suicide against IQ scores. They found that even after adjusting for factors such as age and socioeconomic status, men […]

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Call For Review Of “Safe” Lead Levels

A new study from Cornell University has found that even very small amounts of lead in children’s blood – amounts well below the current federal standard – are associated with reduced IQ scores. Conducted over a six-year period, the study examined cognitive function in children whose blood-lead levels (BLLs) were below the CDC’s standard of […]

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