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Birth defects linked to coal and pesticides

(Medical Xpress) -- According to a new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, pregnant mothers who are exposed to pesticides and smoke are as much as four times more likely to give birth ...

Jul 20, 2011
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Charging toward better neural implants

Electrical implants that shut down excessive activity in brain cells hold great potential for treating epilepsy and chronic pain. Likewise, devices that enhance neurons’ activity may help restore function ...

Oct 28, 2011
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Common pesticide may increase risk of ADHD

A commonly used pesticide may alter the development of the brain's dopamine system—responsible for emotional expression and cognitive function – and increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity ...