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The Human Nervous System

SCROLL DOWN FOR VIDEO Structure of the Human Nervous System The Human Nervous System can be divided into two main components: The Central Nervous System and the Peripheral Nervous System. Central Nervous System Two elements comprise the Central Nervous System: The Spinal Cord and Brain work to interpret messages sent from your body’s sensory receptors and […]

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“Androgens were not associated with autistic traits at 12 months of age”

EARLI – the Early Autism Risk Longitudinal Investigation study – aims to “examine possible environmental risk factors for autism and study whether there is any interplay between environmental factors and genetic susceptibility.” In this post I’m bringing the paper by Bo Park and colleagues to your attention and the observation(s) that umbilical cord blood levels of testosterone and […]

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The Complexities of “The Love Hormone”

Oxytocin, commonly known as “the love hormone”, is a small chemical that is produced in the brain of mammals, but can both act as a neurotransmitter and enter the blood stream and act as a hormone. It has long been heralded for its role in both maternal and romantic love, but more recent research is […]

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A few-foods diet for ADHD: a systematic review of meta-analyses of double-blind, placebo-controlled trials

“… the effect sizes of a few-foods diet are medium to large, justifying implementation of a diagnostic FFD (few-foods diet) in subgroups of children with ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder), thus offering innovative treatment opportunities for ADHD.” So said the “Systematic Review of Meta-Analyses of Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trials” published by Lidy Pelsser and colleagues looking at various […]