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Why cities make people stupid: Air pollution significantly reduces children's IQ, study finds

5/31/2015 - Metropolitan cities continue to swell across the U.S. as millions flock to densely populated regions seeking employment and hoping for a better quality of life. As urban life continues to grow more popular (especially in the New York metropolitan area), so does the risk of developing various diseases...

Flame retardant exposure during pregnancy lowers IQ in children

11/13/2014 - Children exposed to flame retardant chemicals in the womb are more likely to suffer from hyperactivity and to have a low IQ at the age of five, according to a study published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives. Persistent pollutants The study focused specifically on the class of flame...

How to increase your IQ and improve your brain health

10/11/2014 - If you're looking for a quick boost to finish a term paper, there are lots of herbs and other things you can do right away to help focus or boost other cognitive skills. If you're looking to increase your cognitive abilities over a long period of time, and enjoy life with a clear head and all the focus...

Children exposed to the thyroid-harming chemical perchlorate in the womb have lower IQ scores

9/9/2014 - Along the human windpipe, tucked low on the front of the neck, sits the thyroid gland. It terms of energy, the thyroid gland is located in the throat chakra, which represents communication. In order for the thyroid gland to function properly, it needs a special mineral called iodine. Since the body...

Humans are getting stupider by the generation; science shows we've lost 14 IQ points since Victorian Era

9/4/2014 - Are humans getting dumber? That is the finding of a new study which says that our collective IQs have fallen over the last decade, even while technology keeps getting "smarter." According to a report in New Scientist magazine online, the study questions whether "our century-long rise in intelligence"...

Eating lead while pregnant lowers your baby's IQ, new research reveals

6/17/2014 - Exposure to lead while in the womb can have disastrous effects on a child's IQ, suggests a new study out of China. Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University, after evaluating several hundred pregnant women with varying levels of lead in their blood, discovered that prenatal exposure to the toxic substance...

Yet more science proves breastfeeding boosts IQs of babies

8/8/2013 - Nurturing a baby through breastfeeding is a proven method of care that boosts a child's IQ. A new study out of Boston, published in the AMA Journal of Pediatrics, points out that the longer a child is breastfed, the higher their IQ will be. The correlation was made even after variables like mother's...

Nurture genius by bucking the system - Autistic boy with higher IQ than Einstein discovers his gift after removal from state-run therapy

5/22/2013 - In yet another example of how an out of control goliath state system can cause more harm than good, a teenage boy who was diagnosed with autism at a young age has risen to stellar heights after quitting the special ed system with the help of his concerned mother. State therapy specialists claimed Jacob...

Light drinking during pregnancy affects IQ in children

4/22/2013 - For several decades, consuming alcohol during pregnancy was considered a no-no. Many neurological studies on young children whose mothers were heavy drinkers helped derive a set of developmental and behavioral impairments known as fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS). Mothers who are borderline alcoholic...

Can you trust a new brain with an IQ of 7000?

2/17/2013 - I've been forcing myself to read gushing statements about the march of artificial intelligence (AI) and how, in the near future, we will have "the source code of the brain," and computers will be able to do whatever the brain can do, except much, much faster. I've been reading about the day when...

Skipping breakfast hurts your child's IQ

2/14/2013 - Children who regularly skip breakfast have lower verbal, performance and full-scale IQs than other children, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. "Childhood is a critical period in which dietary and lifestyle patterns are initiated,...

Yet more studies link fluoride to brain damage

9/27/2012 - Science continues to provide more evidence that fluoride, which is added to most public drinking water systems in the U.S. as a way to fight tooth decay, causes more harm than good. The Fluoride Action Network said in a press release that a newly discovered and translated study found that fluoride...

Harvard now ridiculously insists that fluoride only lowers IQ levels outside the United States

9/25/2012 - Intense industry pressure to continue mass medicating Americans with fluoride chemicals via public water supplies has apparently influenced Harvard University researchers to backtrack on a recent study they conducted that verified fluoride chemicals lower IQ levels in children. We are now being told...

Children with healthier diets are smarter, research proves

8/24/2012 - Most parents want to do whatever they can to ensure they give their children every advantage and opportunity to succeed in life. According to new research, that also includes making sure they have a healthy diet. According to a new study led by University of Adelaide, public health researcher, Dr....

Children who eat healthy diets have a higher IQ, study finds

8/9/2012 - Children who are breastfed and eat healthy foods during childhood experience better physical development than children who eat poor diets. It has also been speculated that the consumption of quality foods leads to a higher IQ, but few long-term studies have been done until now. Researchers at the University...

Don't look now, but the FBI may have fibbed about seeking cell phone monitoring technology

12/26/2011 - It goes without saying that the FBI is the nation's premier federal law enforcement agency, but increasingly in the digital age, the bureau seems intent on finding ways around some of those laws - and constitutional protections - and then lying about it. In mid-December Andrew Coward, the vice president...

IQ can be increased with mental exercises, lifestyle, diet and supplements

11/2/2011 - IQ stands for Intelligence Quotient. Contrary to common misconception, IQ does not measure a person's actual intelligence, but rather is measurement of one's problem solving abilities. It has long been thought that a person's IQ remains fairly stable from very early in life. However, new studies have...

Article updated with new message from the Health Ranger

9/25/2011 - The article which originally appeared here has been removed because it is no longer aligned with the science-based investigative mission of Natural News. In late 2013 / early 2014, Mike Adams (the Health Ranger), editor of Natural News, transitioned from outspoken activist to environmental scientist....

Pesticide exposure in expectant mothers causes lower IQ in newborns

9/19/2011 - (NaturalNews)Three separate studies recently published in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives indicate prenatal pesticide exposure to fetuses negatively impact a child's learning ability. Their IQs tend to be lower. The greater the umbilical cord pesticide blood levels, the lower the child's...

Boost the IQ of your child with natural diet and lifestyle (Opinion)

8/20/2011 - The United States has an epidemic of childhood neurodevelopmental disease such as autism, ADHD, Asperger`s and mental retardation. Much of this is due to the influence of industrial chemicals, processed foods, birth and childhood spinal trauma, & sedentary behavior. A natural diet and innate lifestyle...

Junk food can lead to lower IQ in children

2/22/2011 - Researchers in Britain have discovered that feeding your children junk or processed foods can actually lower their IQ. The diets and general health and well-being of 14000 children born from 1991 to 1992 in western England were monitored at ages three, four and a half, seven and again at age 8. It was...

It's official: Smoking makes you stupid

8/16/2010 - Smoking is directly correlated with a lower IQ, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University in Israel and published in the journal Addiction. Researchers tested the IQs of more than 20,000 healthy men between the ages of 18 and 21 who were either serving in the Israeli...

Margarine Consumption Linked to Lower IQ of Children

2/12/2010 - A recent study on dietary influences on IQ turned up a surprising connection: children who ate margarine regularly scored significantly lower on intelligence tests than their peers. The study was conducted by researchers from Auckland University in New Zealand and published in the journal Intelligence. Researchers...

Air Pollution Linked to Low IQ in Children

7/24/2009 - When many doctors downplay the role of toxicity in the body and underestimate the damage it causes, it's nice to see research pointing to these effects. Researchers recently found that mothers who breathe in more polluted air during their pregnancy were more apt to have children with lower IQs. Two...

Breastfeeding Boosts IQ of Newborns

10/13/2008 - Children who are breastfed exclusively for the first three months of life score higher on IQ tests at the age of six than other children, according to a study conducted by researchers from McGill University in Canada and published in the Archives of General Psychiatry. "Long-term, exclusive breastfeeding...

Breastfeeding Raises IQ of Babies with DHA-Producing Gene Variant

5/9/2008 - Babies who are breastfed have higher IQs than babies who are not -- but only if they contain a specific genetic marker, according to a study led by researchers at the King's College London Institute of Psychiatry and published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA." Researchers...

Raise Your Child's IQ With Adequate Amounts of DHA

2/24/2008 - If you want to produce brainy children, feed them brain food. Brain development of babies and children is highly influenced by nutritional intake. Children who are fed inadequate amounts of a key nutrient will have inadequate brain growth and development resulting in lower IQ's, reduced language development,...

Smart kids more likely to go vegetarian later in life

12/22/2006 - In a recent study from Britain, children with a higher intelligence quotient at age 10 were found to be more likely to become vegetarians later in life. In fact, people with an IQ of 110 were two-and-a-half times more likely to avoid eating meat, according to the lead author of the study. Catherine...

Study shows link between morbid obesity, low IQ in toddlers (press release)

10/19/2006 - University of Florida researchers have discovered a link between morbid obesity in toddlers and lower IQ scores, cognitive delays and brain lesions similar to those seen in Alzheimer's disease patients, a new study shows. Although the cause of these cognitive impairments is still unknown, UF researchers...

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