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Dehydration Affects Mood, Not Just Motor Skills

(PhysOrg.com) -- Dehydration has long been known to compromise physical performance. Now, a new study provides insight into the effects of mild dehydration on young athletes, and possibly into the lives of ...

Nov 24, 2009
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Latino toddlers lag in cognitive growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- Two new studies led by University of California, Berkeley, researchers find that immigrant Latina mothers, who typically live in poor neighborhoods, give birth to healthy babies, but their toddlers start ...

Oct 20, 2009
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Herbivory discovered in a spider

(PhysOrg.com) -- There are approximately 40,000 species of spiders in the world, all of which have been thought to be strict predators that feed on insects or other animals. Now, scientists have found that ...

Oct 12, 2009
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The pen may be mightier than the keyboard

(PhysOrg.com) -- When it comes to writing the pen apparently is mightier than the computer keyboard. Second, fourth and sixth grade children with and without handwriting disabilities were able to write more and faster when ...

Sep 16, 2009
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Is Tetris good for the brain?

Brain imaging shows playing Tetris leads to a thicker cortex and may also increase brain efficiency, according to research published in the open access journal BMC Research Notes. A research team based in ...

Sep 01, 2009
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Little lifesavers -- kids capable of CPR

Nine-year-olds can and should learn CPR. A study of 147 schoolchildren, published in BioMed Central's open access journal Critical Care, has shown that, although the smallest may lack the requisite strength, the knowledge of how ...

Jul 31, 2009
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White matter changes may predict dementia risk

Elderly people with no memory or thinking problems are more likely to later develop thinking problems if they have a growing amount of "brain rust," or small areas of brain damage, according to a study published in the July ...

Jul 13, 2009
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