August 19, 2013

Lead-Poisoned

1 Infant Lead Exposure Linked to Suspensions

Numerous studies have linked high levels of toxic lead in children's bloodstreams to such problematic behavior patterns as impulsiveness and short attention spans, and such cognitive difficulties as low IQ and poor grades, but a new study reported by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found that even moderate levels of lead in a child's first three years triples his or her chances of being suspended from school for misbehavior by the age of nine or ten. The study of 3,763 Milwaukee Public School students found that one-third of those exposed to lead were later suspended, compared to barely ten percent of the unexposed. Both toxic lead levels and high suspension rates were greater among African-American students.

More at News.cincinnati.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: PFC Exposure Linked to Attention Deficit Disorder

Tags: Lead Poisoning, Lead Exposure, Children Exposed to Lead, Effects of Lead Exposure, Toxic Lead, Lead Levels and Behavior, Misbehaving Students, School Suspensions

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2 Using Facebook Makes People Unhappy

Based on a small-scale study by University of Michigan researchers, using Facebook makes people unhappy, and the more times they visit the site, the unhappier they are. Moreover, according to the study's co-author, that applies to "both how happy you feel moment to moment and how satisfied you feel with your life." The study involved monitoring the moods, feelings, and Facebook activities of young adults for two weeks. While the Facebook users did feel more connected to friends and family, they felt worse emotionally after using it, and the more often they used it, the more unhappy they tended to be with their own lives in general. The obvious indication is that frequent Facebook visitors grow unhappy over their reality compared to the often glowing depictions of others’ lives.

More at Abcnews.go.com | Posted 4 years ago by Robert S. Wieder

Previously: Girls on Facebook Have Increased Anorexia Risk

Tags: Facebook, Facebook and Emotions, People Who Use Facebook, Facebook and Happiness

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