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Healthy breakfast boosts math performance

Posted December 6, 2013

Eating breakfast—or choosing to skip it—may significantly influence a child’s ability to solve math problems, a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)-funded nutrition study suggests. Scientist R. Terry Pivik’s work with 81 healthy children has indicated that those who ate breakfast were better able to tackle dozens of math problems in rapid-fire succession than peers who didn’t have a morning meal.

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Spirulina supplementation improves academic performance in schoolchildren

Posted November 1, 2013

Did you know that, among its many benefits, spirulina has also been shown to improve academic performance in schoolchildren?

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Acupuncture Effective in the Treatment of Amblyopia

Posted April 30, 2012

In a prospective, randomized, controlled, crossover trial involving 83 children aged 3 to less than 7 years with untreated anisometropic amblyopia (with best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 20/40 to 20/200 in the amblyopic eye), treatment with acupuncture for a period of 15 weeks, added to treatment with spectacles, was found to be significantly more effective than treatment with spectacles alone.

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