When I was 45 I developed some cognitive issues, was tested and my information processing speed was in the 8th percentile!!! I can’t imagine how this would impact a kid. It took everything I had to speak up for myself and keep my self-confidence. Lucky the neuropsychologist impressed upon me that I was “very very bright” but even then it was really hard. Especially for family members who were used to me being fast.   Source: Slow Processing Speed: How It Affects Kids in School and in Daily Life Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

However, Harley said that exposure to certain endocrine-disrupting chemicals in our environment may be a significant factor. Her research at the University of California has shown that the daughters of mothers with high levels of diethyl phthalate, triclosan, phenols, and parabens in their bodies during pregnancy entered puberty earlier than their peers.[6] These chemicals are commonly found in a broad range of cosmetics, toothpaste, soaps, and other personal care products.Harley explained, “Chemicals in Source: Could This Be Behind the Early Puberty Trend in Girls? Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

“Infectious agents have been implicated in the development and progression of Alzheimer’s disease before, but the evidence of causation hasn’t been convincing,” Dominy says. “Now, for the first time, we have solid evidence connecting the intracellular, Gram-negative pathogen, P. gingivalis, and Alzheimer’s pathogenesis.” Source: The Cause of Alzheimer’s Could Be Coming From Inside Your Mouth, Study Claims Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it

“This is damned amazing research. Two different labs studying MS were at the same conference and found out their research goals aligned. Instead of competing, they worked together and found this out: IgA antibodies produced in the gut travel to the brain and turn off MS flare ups by shutting down neuroinflammation. More evidence that the gut brain axis is insane. Wait till you read my next article about how concussion messes with this connection.” -Jon Chung   Source: Gut Immune Cells Cut Inflammation in Multiple Sclerosis | UC San Francisco Recommend on Facebook Tweet about it