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2012-10-31 03:36:59

Childhood ADHD could be gateway to smoking in adulthood, say researchers A variation of a particular gene may link the behaviors typical of childhood attention hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD for short, and those associated with smoking, suggests research published online in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Childhood ADHD and subsequent smoking in adulthood frequently go hand in hand, say the authors, with people who have been diagnosed with ADHD more likely to start smoking early...

Exercise Can Help School Performance For Kids With ADHD
2012-10-16 16:59:45

A few minutes of exercise can help children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder perform better academically, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher. The study, published in the current issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, shows for the first time that kids with ADHD can better drown out distractions and focus on a task after a single bout of exercise. Scientists say such “inhibitory control” is the main challenge faced by people with the...

2012-10-16 11:33:14

Including educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes Men who were diagnosed as children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) appeared to have significantly worse educational, occupational, economic and social outcomes in a 33-year, follow-up study that compared them with men without childhood ADHD, according to a report published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, a JAMA Network publication. ADHD has an estimated worldwide prevalence of 5...

ADHD Behaviors Linked To Prenatal Mercury Exposure
2012-10-09 08:37:20

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Globally, about ten percent of children have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Its causes, however, are not very well understood. A new study, published online in the Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine, has made a link between low-level prenatal mercury exposure with a greater risk of ADHD-related behaviors. Additionally, the study found that maternal fish consumption during pregnancy can help reduce the...

How Memory Load Causes Inattentional Blindness
2012-10-02 10:46:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How many times have you driven a route that you were familiar with, made it safely to your destination, and then realized that you can´t recall any of the specifics of your journey? Maybe you were focusing on the music on the radio or the stress of the day. Perhaps in our increasingly digital existence, you were paying attention to incoming texts or listening to the turn-by-turn directions of your GPS unit. This psychological...


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