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Data for the study was collected from 108 children, aged between six and eight years, from two village schools at Kheri and Samlehri in Haryana between July 2012 and June 2013. The researches visited their houses in the villages to find out the level of indoor pollution. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Kids exposed to indoor pollution from burning of solid biomass fuel have lower IQ: Study

Hindustan Times, Kolkata | By Joydeep Thakur
UPDATED ON MAR 08, 2020 10:12 PM IST
The study was conducted by a team of medical professors and doctors from the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. The team analyzed how household air pollution was taking a toll on children’s cognitive function, particularly of those who were exposed to such pollution during the first three years of their lives.
I found myself standing between two gentlemen who were behaving as if they are in a race to win some imaginary episode of ‘India’s most intellectual’.
I found myself standing between two gentlemen who were behaving as if they are in a race to win some imaginary episode of ‘India’s most intellectual’.

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: How to fake-flash your IQ!

Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2019 04:11 PM IST
You may have heard of name dropping. But have you heard of ‘knowledge dropping’?
President Donald Trump on Monday gave possible 2020 presidential election rival Joe Biden a taste of what to expect if he does jump in the race, with a tweeted insult about his intelligence.(REUTERS)
President Donald Trump on Monday gave possible 2020 presidential election rival Joe Biden a taste of what to expect if he does jump in the race, with a tweeted insult about his intelligence.(REUTERS)

Donald Trump calls possible 2020 rival Joe Biden as ‘low IQ’

Washington | By Agence-France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAR 19, 2019 07:34 AM IST
Biden, who was vice president under Barack Obama and is seen as potentially the most heavyweight Democrat, remains on the sidelines.
Earlier, a US Food and Drug Administration warning advised that prolonged or repeated exposure to general anesthetics may affect neurodevelopment in children.(Shutterstock)
Earlier, a US Food and Drug Administration warning advised that prolonged or repeated exposure to general anesthetics may affect neurodevelopment in children.(Shutterstock)

Anaesthesia scare: New study says it does not lower IQ in kids below 3 years of age

Hindustan Times | By Meenakshi Iyer
UPDATED ON APR 18, 2018 04:17 PM IST
This latest study suggests that there is no evidence to prove that children who are exposed to anaesthesia had lower intelligence level than those who did not have it. Published in the journal Anaesthesiology, the study said that the warning was based on several preclinical animal studies and not on human studies.
Depression in mothers is common post child birth; it is often called baby blues.(Shutterstock)
Depression in mothers is common post child birth; it is often called baby blues.(Shutterstock)

Depression in mothers can hurt child’s IQ, even in their teenage

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 17, 2018 01:48 PM IST
Depression in mothers, if left untreated, can negatively impact the child’s cognitive development up to the age of 16. Treatment of maternal depression is key to healthy children.
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