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Health Tip: Coping With ADHD

Posted 18 Sep 2018 by

-- Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult for a person – most often a child – to pay attention and stay focused. A child with ADHD can be a more impulsive, which can lead to issues with learning and maintaining friendships. If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, he or she may have difficulty organizing things, listening to instructions, remembering details and ...

ADHD Tied to Raised Risk of Early Parkinson's

Posted 12 Sep 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 12, 2018 – People with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more than twice as likely to develop an early onset form of Parkinson's, new research warns. What's more, among "those ADHD patients who had a record of being treated with amphetamine-like drugs – especially Ritalin [methylphenidate] – the risk dramatically increased, to between eight- to nine-fold," ...

ADHD Rates Rising Sharply in U.S. Kids

Posted 31 Aug 2018 by

FRIDAY, Aug. 31, 2018 – The number of ADHD diagnoses among children has risen dramatically in the past two decades, going from 6 percent to 10 percent, a new report shows. However, it's still an open question whether all of these diagnoses represent a true increase in ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) among kids, said senior researcher Dr. Wei Bao. He's an assistant professor of ...

As U.S. Kids Take More Meds, Dangerous Drug Mixes Could Rise

Posted 27 Aug 2018 by

MONDAY, Aug. 27, 2018 – Everyone worries about drug abuse among children, but a hidden danger for some kids rests in prescription medicines intended to help them, a new study warns. Some children and teenagers who are prescribed multiple medications are at risk of drug interactions that could literally stop their heart, according to the report. "We found that about 1 in 12 kids using two or more ...

Here's Food for Thought -- and School Success

Posted 26 Aug 2018 by

SATURDAY, Aug. 25, 2018 – Want to help your kids succeed at school? Watch what they eat. Research shows that children who have a nutritious breakfast have better concentration, more energy and do better in school, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Some schools provide breakfast. If your kids' school does not, make sure they eat a breakfast at home that includes some protein. ...

FDA Approves Jornay PM (methylphenidate) Extended-Release Capsules for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Posted 10 Aug 2018 by

GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands--(BUSINESS WIRE)August 09, 2018 --Ironshore Pharmaceuticals & Development, Inc. (“Ironshore”) a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland Therapeutics Inc. (“Highland”) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the New Drug Application (NDA) for Jornay PM (methylphenidate) (formerly known as HLD200) for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hy ...

Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two

Posted 8 Aug 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, Aug. 8, 2018 – Researchers have identified what they describe as the safest, most effective short-term drug treatments for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). It's methylphenidate for kids and amphetamines for adults, according to a new study. Those conclusions are drawn from an analysis of more than 133 clinical trials that included more than 14,000 children and teens, ...

Top of Teachers' To-Do List: Focus on the Positives

Posted 18 Jul 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 – Students gain when teachers focus on positive behavior. So say British researchers who examined the impact of a program designed to train teachers to build strong social relationships with their students. They're encouraged to ignore minor bad behavior, and acknowledge good behavior. The program resulted in improved student behavior, concentration and mental health, ...

Can Smartphones Trigger ADHD Symptoms in Teens?

Posted 17 Jul 2018 by

TUESDAY, July 17, 2018 – Teenagers who constantly use their smartphones may have a heightened risk of developing symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a new study suggests. The findings offer a look at a question many parents may have: Can those ubiquitous digital devices – and their constant pull on kids' attention – cause mental or behavioral issues? The answer, the study ...

Are Concussions Tougher on Athletes With ADHD?

Posted 12 Jul 2018 by

THURSDAY, July 12, 2018 – Young athletes with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might be at higher risk of developing depression and anxiety symptoms after a concussion, a preliminary study suggests. The study, of nearly 1,000 college athletes, found those with both ADHD and a history of concussion scored higher on measures of depression and anxiety. That was in comparison to ...

Parent's Tough Childhood Can Cast Shadow Across Generations

Posted 9 Jul 2018 by

MONDAY, July 9, 2018 – When a parent has suffered abuse or other adversities as a child, their children may be more prone to mood and behavior problems, a new study suggests. Their kids were twice as likely to have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). And they were four times as likely to have been diagnosed with any mental health disorder. The findings imply that ...

Childhood Cancer Impacts Mental Health

Posted 13 Jun 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, June 13, 2018 – Children with neuroblastoma, a pediatric cancer of nerve cells, are vulnerable to mental health and behavioral problems, a new study finds. Neuroblastoma is diagnosed at a median age of 17.3 months. Treatment advances have prolonged survival for many patients, the study authors said. This study included 859 children younger than 18 who had been diagnosed with ...

Baby Teeth Give Clues to Autism's Origins, Detection

Posted 30 May 2018 by

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2018 – A close examination of baby teeth is giving new insight into the roots of autism – and ways to spot it early. The research suggests that the way infants metabolize two nutrients – zinc and copper – may predict who will develop the condition. "We have identified cycles in nutrient metabolism that are apparently critical to healthy neurodevelopment, and are ...

Banned Pregnancy Drug, Diethylstilbestrol, Linked to ADHD Generations Later

Posted 21 May 2018 by

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 – A pregnancy drug that has been banned for decades may increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) generations later, new research suggests. The study found that the grandchildren of women who took a synthetic estrogen, diethylstilbestrol (also known as DES), to prevent pregnancy complications between 1938 and 1971 are more likely to have the ...

Overdoses on ADHD Drugs May Be Rising

Posted 21 May 2018 by

MONDAY, May 21, 2018 – The number of U.S. kids accidentally or intentionally overdosing on ADHD medications may be on the rise, a new study suggests. Researchers found that between 2000 and 2011, there was a 71 percent increase in calls to U.S. poison control centers related to kids' ingestion of drugs prescribed for ADHD (attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder). After 2011, there was a small ...

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