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Why Girls May Be Protected Against Autism

Author: Maia Szalavitz Boys outnumber girls when it comes to autism diagnoses, and researchers may have uncovered one reason why. Boys are four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls, but whether that trend is rooted in biological differences between the genders or the fact that girls might simply hide their symptoms […]

Can Breakfast Make Kids Smarter?

Feb. 5, 2013 — New research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing has found that children who regularly have breakfast on a near-daily basis had significantly higher full scale, verbal, and performance IQ test scores. In one of the first studies to examine IQ and breakfast consumption, researchers examined data from 1,269 children […]