No evidence that anesthesia in young children lowers intelligence

A new study finds no evidence that children given anesthesia before their third birthdays have lower IQs than those who did not have it. A more complex picture emerges among people who had anesthesia several times as small children: Although their intelligence is comparable, they score modestly lower on tests measuring fine motor skills, and their parents are more likely to report behavioral and learning problems.

Source: No evidence that anesthesia in young children lowers intelligence — ScienceDaily

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