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2011-03-01 14:02:47

A new study in the March 1 issue of the journal SLEEP indicates that the ability of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to remain vigilant and attentive deteriorated significantly after losing less than one hour of nightly sleep for a week.  The study suggests that even moderate reductions in sleep duration can affect neurobehavioral functioning, which may have a negative impact on the academic performance of children with ADHD. Results of multivariate analyses of...

2011-02-28 22:32:38

Faced with the risk of developing side effects, even ones as mild as fatigue, nausea and fuzzy thinking, many older patients are willing to forego medications that provide only average benefit in preventing heart attack, according to a report by Yale School of Medicine researchers. "These patients are willing to take medications for cardiovascular disease prevention, but only if they are not linked to what are generally considered to be acceptable side effects," said first author Terri R....

2011-02-28 08:00:00

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shire plc, (LSE: SHP, Nasdaq: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of once-daily INTUNIV® (guanfacine) Extended-Release Tablets as adjunctive therapy to stimulants for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 as part of a total treatment program. The approval is based...

2011-02-28 07:59:00

PHILADELPHIA, February 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Shire plc, (http://www.shire.com/shireplc/en/home ) (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPGY), the global specialty biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of once-daily INTUNIV(R) (guanfacine) Extended-Release Tablets (http://www.intuniv.com/) as adjunctive therapy to stimulants for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents ages 6...

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2011-02-15 13:06:10

Measurements of hand movement control may help determine the severity of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, according to joint studies published in the February 15, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ADHD is a brain disorder characterized by impulsiveness, hyperactivity, such as not being able to sit still, and inattention or difficulty staying focused. The studies were led by Stewart H....

2011-02-10 08:29:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to this study. Previous work established ADHD might be an allergic or non-allergic hypersensitivity disorder in some children, triggered by any types of food that can cause allergic reactions. In this new study children aged 4 to 8 years previously diagnosed with ADHD took part in this randomized controlled trial, in which 50...

2011-02-09 17:46:00

EL CAJON, Calif., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- On January 26, 2011, it was reported that 13 University of Iowa football players were affected so severely by rhabdomyolysis that they were hospitalized. Occurrences of rhabdomyolysis--muscle breakdown--are so rare that it suggests an additional causal factor, such as a drug. Drugs known as 'statins,' widely used to lower cholesterol, are known in rare cases to cause rhabdomyolysis. It seems more likely, however, that amphetamines,...

2011-01-10 07:20:00

FLORHAM PARK, N.J., Jan. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Shionogi Inc., the U.S.-based group company of Shionogi & Co., Ltd., today announced a true milestone as it marks the first commercial availability for the non-central nervous system stimulant medication KAPVAY(TM), an extended-release oral formulation of clonidine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children and adolescents. KAPVAY(TM) is the first and only FDA-approved ADHD treatment indicated for use as add-on...

2010-12-20 09:30:00

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For doctors and parents to jointly decide how to attack pediatric conditions, such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), practical barriers to recommended health treatments need to be overcome, according to a study by The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. In considering their options, parents preferred their physicians to offer an unbiased presentation of all available treatments. The study, published online today...

2010-12-11 00:27:19

Children with ADHD can sometimes have more difficulties on math and reading tests compared to their peers. A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, used identical and fraternal twins to look at the genetic and environmental influences underlying ADHD behaviors, reading, and math skills in children in an attempt to better understand the relationship among them. Sara Hart, of the Florida State University, and her colleagues used...


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