I received a phone call from a patient whose 11 year old son had suffered a seizure, which actually occurred while he was playing a video game. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘brain’
Ever wonder what’s going on in that tiny little newborn’s brain? According to a new study, he or she could be daydreaming about the future. (more…)
Could your child become the next Einstein of Physics, or Elinor Ostrom, another Nobel Laureate in economics? As parents, we’d all like to think so. One way to help your child develop his or her natural creativity is by engaging them in brain boosting activities. (more…)
Playing video games for long periods of time is often blamed for children not getting enough physical exercise; if you seldom get up from the couch, you’re not going to be very fit. But, a new study indicates that spending a moderate amount of time playing video games can actually benefit some teens by developing better visual-motor skills. (more…)
As our children become more and more involved in competitive athletics the incidence of concussions is also on the rise. (more…)
For the first time, researchers have linked air pollution exposure before birth with lower IQ scores in childhood, bolstering evidence that smog may harm the developing brain.
The results are from a study of 249 children of New York City women who wore backpack air monitors for 48 hours during the last few months of pregnancy. They lived in mostly low-income neighborhoods in northern Manhattan and the South Bronx. They had varying levels of exposure to typical kinds of urban air pollution, mostly from car, bus and truck exhaust. The study appears in the August 2009 issue of Pediatrics. (more…)