All posts by Henk du Plessis



Bone Density Lower With Use of ADHD Stimulant Medicine

Among stimulant users, the average bone mineral content at the lumbar spine was 5.1 percent lower than in non-users and 5.3 percent lower at the hip, the investigators reported. Bone density was 3.9 percent lower in stimulant users at the spine and 3.7 percent lower at the hip compared with non-users...

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ADHD Children Sleep Both Poorly and Less

A study from Aarhus University has now documented that there is some truth to the claim by parents of children with ADHD that their children have more difficulty falling asleep and that they sleep more poorly than other children.

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Radio Interview: An Incredible Story of Hope

Lameez Armien shares an incredible story of hope, of how she discovered Edublox and how it has helped her children overcome major learning challenges. The interview was broadcast on Radio 786 on 19 January 2016.

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Overcoming Reading Difficulties; Improving School Achievement

Reading is of paramount importance in the educational process. Is a reading difficulty holding your child back? Edublox can unlock the door to a brighter future. Watch an interview with father and son.

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Helping Your Child Conquer Concentration Difficulties

Concentration is the ability to focus the attention on one single thought or subject, excluding everything else from the field of awareness. It is one of the most important abilities one should possess, as nothing great can be achieved without it...

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Brain Region Holding Objects in Memory Until They Are Spotted Identified

Imagine you are looking for your wallet on a cluttered desk. As you scan the area, you hold in your mind a mental picture of what your wallet looks like. MIT neuroscientists have now identified a brain region that stores this type of visual representation during a search.

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Autism Four Times Likelier When Mother’s Thyroid is Weakened

Pregnant women who don't make nearly enough thyroid hormone are nearly 4 times likelier to produce autistic children than healthy women, report scientists from the Houston Methodist Neurological Institute and Erasmus Medical Centre in the Annals of Neurology.

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Harry Potter Reveals Secrects of the Brain

Carnegie Mellon University scientists used a chapter of the book Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone to identify what different regions of the brain are doing when people read. Researchers performed functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) scans of participants as they read the chapter.

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Trying Harder Makes It More Difficult to Learn Some Aspects of Language

When it comes to learning languages, adults and children have different strengths. Adults excel at absorbing the vocabulary needed to navigate a grocery store or order food in a restaurant, but children have an uncanny ability to pick up on subtle nuances of language that often elude adults. Within months of living in a foreign country, a young child may speak a second language like a native speaker.

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