Children younger than 3 who have even one surgical procedure requiring general anesthesia may be more likely to have deficits in language and abstract reasoning at age 10, a new study suggests. Australian researchers gave neuropsychological tests to more than 2,600 children; a little more than 300 were exposed to anesthesia before the age of 3 and nearly 2,300 were not. The tests measured language, cognitive function, motor skills and behavior at age 10. Previous studies have relied on parent or teacher assessments, standardized tests and school grades to assess learning delays in children exposed to anesthesia. "Children who were exposed to anesthesia had lower scores in language and abstract reasoning at age 10," said study author Dr. Caleb Ing, a pediatric anesthesiologist at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. Even a single exposure was associated with an increased risk of such deficits, the study showed.
West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV has received a new title to start the school year: No. 1 party school. The school topped the Princeton Review's list of 377 college campuses for partygoers. This year's list marks the third time Mountaineer nation has been ranked in first place. The Princeton Review rated party schools on student surveys. The questionnaires track the amount of time students spend studying outside of class, how often they use drugs or alcohol on campus, and how popular fraternities and sororities are. Officials from WVU released a statement following the release of the rankings, claiming the study "has no real credibility." Ohio University was 2011's top party school. Brigham Young University in Provo, UT led the "stone cold sober" list. BYU has held the ranking for 15 straight years. Click here for Princeton Review's top 20 party schools.
The 2012 WGAR Dollar Bank Country Jam returns to the Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 25th featuring Trace Adkins, Craig Morgan, Josh Thompson, Edens Edge, The Farm, The Lost Trailers, Katie Armiger and Caliber! 19 Action News is giving away two tickets to five lucky viewers. Also get a chance to meet some of your favorite 19 Action News personalities. All you have to do is send in a photo that shows how much you love country music. Send the pictures in to email@example.com. We'll choose the best five.