Health Concerns for ADHD Children

Photo via Flickr On Tuesday, May 3rd, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention publically expressed concerns about medicinal treatments for toddlers and young children diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that parents of young children with the diagnosis try behavior therapy first, but less than half are receiving such services. 75 percent …

New Study Finds Marijuana Use Leads to Lower Cognitive Function

Photo by James St. John via Flickr Have you smoked marijuana recently? If yes, you may be negatively affecting your cognitive function. According to a recent study, users of marijuana (also known as weed) remembered fewer words during middle age in comparison to those who do not use the substance. They also exhibited lower performance in all three aspects of cognitive function: verbal …

What About Global Warming?

Photo by Climate Safety via Flickr Global warming or global climate change has been an issue for years, specifically in the 21st century. 2015, according to CNN News, was the hottest year on record. The change does not seem to be too monstrous, right now. Looking at the day to day, we do not tend to notice the difference between …

Poverty May Be Linked to Inadequate Brain Development in Children

Young children who come from impoverished communities are more likely to encounter academic obstacles later in life.  Recent studies suggest that poverty may have a notable physiological impact on the brains of young children. On October 28, researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri published a study in JAMA Pediatrics journal linking inhibited brain development …