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Give Your Brain A Boost By Playing Video Games
2013-08-21 13:14:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and University College London (UCL) is giving gamers a good excuse to stay hooked on their latest vice. Researchers reported in the journal PLoS ONE that certain types of video games can help to train the brain to become more agile and improve strategic thinking. The team recruited 72 volunteers and measured their "cognitive flexibility," described as a person's ability to...

2013-08-20 12:26:15

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hallowell Center is proud to announce the opening of its first West Coast multidisciplinary facility geared towards helping children and adults diagnosed with ADD and other cognitive and emotional conditions. Hallowell Center San Francisco is located in the heart of the financial district in downtown San Francisco. The facility employs a "strength-based" model which emphasizes first and foremost the search for what is strong and healthy in a...

2013-08-15 16:24:11

BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NEBA Health, LLC announces today that Dr. Steven M. Snyder, Research and Development Vice President, has earned US Patent 8,509,884. The patent protects a key aspect of the NEBA system: integrating the biomarker with a clinician's workup for ADHD. "NEBA is not a standalone diagnostic," said Dr. Snyder. "After the clinician's ADHD evaluation, NEBA helps them determine if the symptoms are due to ADHD or if further testing is warranted."...

2013-08-15 12:28:23

-- Provides resources for up to five clinical programs planned for 2013, including studies in pediatric and adolescent ADHD patient populations -- World-class clinical, regulatory, intellectual property and commercial team in place to progress lead compounds through approval -- Market research being conducted to maximize commercial success of HLD-100, HLD-200 -- Scale-up of manufacturing...

2013-08-13 23:24:50

According to Dr. Ashley Gorman, most children are victimized by bullies at some point, but children with ADHD are targeted more often and are also more likely to exhibit bullying behavior themselves. There is a link between ADHD and bullying. Parsippany, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2013 Bullying has serious consequences for both victim and bully. And while there is no single factor that is responsible for making a child either a bully or the target of bullies, children with attention deficit...

Teenage Driving Impaired Greatly Due ToMix Of ADHD, Texting
2013-08-13 07:40:27

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Teenagers already have a reputation as being the worst drivers, but a new study from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center reveals two reasons why that might be so. The study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, suggests that both attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and texting both significantly impair driving performance for teenagers. The research team used a driving simulator to test the driving performance of 16-...

2013-08-12 23:01:55

CheapCPAPSupplies.com adds products like the Resprionics Child B2 Bonnett to now offer treatment of childhood sleep apnea, a condition that affects night-time breathing. Asheville, NC (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Recent studies indicate that between 1 and 4 percent of children suffer from sleep apnea, a condition that affects night-time breathing. Many of these children are young—between 2 and 8 years old. Some researchers suggest that children may grow out of sleep apnea, but even so, while...

2013-08-12 14:06:14

Nature Genetics study co-authored by VCU expert An international consortium has shown for the first time evidence of substantial overlap of genetic risk factors shared between bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder and schizophrenia and less overlap between those conditions and autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study published this week in Nature Genetics' Advance Online publication. The root cause of psychiatric illnesses such as bipolar...

2013-08-12 14:02:05

Schizophrenia, bipolar disorder share the most common genetic variation The largest genome-wide study of its kind has determined how much five major mental illnesses are traceable to the same common inherited genetic variations. Researchers funded in part by the National Institutes of Health found that the overlap was highest between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder; moderate for bipolar disorder and depression and for ADHD and depression; and low between schizophrenia and autism....

2013-08-08 14:29:05

Delivering a two-year intervention program to disruptive kindergarten children could help prevent substance use in adolescence, according to a new study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. Alcohol and drug use are highly prevalent and problematic among young people, and the link between childhood behaviour problems and adolescent substance misuse is well-recognized. In this study, Canadian researchers set out to examine whether a two-year prevention program in childhood could...