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Boys with inattention-hyperactivity face increased risk for traumatic brain injuries

Credit: McGill University McGill-led research shows that boys exhibiting inattention-hyperactivity at age 10 have a higher risk for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in adolescence and adulthood. Treatments to reduce these behaviours may decrease the risk for TBIs. “Traumatic brain injuries are the leading cause of death and disability in children …

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Prenatal phthalate exposure associated with autistic traits in young boys

Youssef Oulhote is an assistant professor of biostatistics and epidemiology at UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences. Credit: UMass Amherst Exposure in the womb to phthalates, a group of endocrine-disrupting chemicals present in cosmetics and other common household products, was associated with autistic traits in boys, ages …

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