This has been a recurring story over many years – how left-handers are more susceptible to a whole range of diseases and problems, have more accidents, die younger etc etc. We always take these stories with a large pinch of salt and often it turns out the research was flawed or based on very small samples that were not valid, but it keeps us entertained!
The Wall Street Journal ran a nice article on this recently that we thought you may fine interesting and have some thoughts on. It covers, among other things:
* Dyslexia, schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD
* Babies born to older mothers and with stress in the womb
* IQ and thinking methods
and references to some interesting studies
Use this link to see the article (link removed – see below)
(sorry, but it seems the WSJ changed the status of this article some time after we linked to it so that you cannot see it all without opening a free account on their site, BUT – you can still see the whole article if you go to it via a search request)
Search for “The Health Risks of Being Left-Handed” in Google or your favourite search engineand you should see a link to the article on online.wsj.com/ near the top
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