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2012-03-05 23:11:37

Immaturity may lead to diagnosis of disorder The youngest children in the classroom are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – and prescribed medication – than their peers in the same grade, according to a study just published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ADHD, which is often treated with prescription medication, is the most commonly diagnosed behavioural disorder in children. Two recent studies...

2012-02-29 14:11:06

UCSF Study Shows Digital Cognitive Training Improves Brain Function and Behavior for People with Schizophrenia People with schizophrenia who completed 80 hours of intensive, computerized cognitive training exercises were better able to perform complex tasks that required them to distinguish their internal thoughts from reality. As described in the journal Neuron on Feb. 22, 2012, a small clinical study conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) and the University of...

2012-02-23 06:20:57

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — In a new study published in the March issue of Radiology, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) shows that cognitive rehabilitation changes brain function and improves cognitive performance in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a nervous system disease affecting the brain and spinal cord. MS damages a material called the myelin sheath that surrounds and protects nerve cells. This damage disrupts messages between the brain and...

2012-02-22 12:29:24

In a new study published in the March issue of Radiology, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) shows that cognitive rehabilitation changes brain function and improves cognitive performance in patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS). "These results prompt the use of specific computer-based rehabilitation programs to treat deficits in selected neuropsychological domains in patients with relapsing-remitting MS," said the study's lead author, Massimo Filippi, M.D.,...

2012-02-22 12:04:02

If you are looking for a particular object – say a yellow pencil – on a cluttered desk, how does your brain work to visually locate it? For the first time, a team led by Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists has identified how different neural regions communicate to determine what to visually pay attention to and what to ignore. This finding is a major discovery for visual cognition and will guide future research into visual and attention deficit disorders. The study,...

2012-02-21 00:10:00

Today, HelloLife announced the release of their new, comprehensive ADHD assessment test, overseen by Dr. Jeffrey Chamberlain. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) February 20, 2012 Today, HelloLife announced the release of their new, comprehensive ADHD assessment test, overseen by Dr. Jeffrey Chamberlain. The test will allow users to take part in an extensive assessment of ADHD symptoms and a plethora of other features, including: tips on improving ADHD symptoms naturally, chronological tracking of...

2012-02-13 15:55:00

Successful vision therapy treatments help young girl overcome ADHD. Gainesville, Va. (PRWEB) February 13, 2012 Annie, a young girl who had previously been diagnosed with ADHD and was being prescribed medication for this fact, recently found renewed focus and learning ability through successful vision therapy treatments by Dr. Tod Davis. “We used to struggle to get our daughter to do homework. It was like a tug of war whenever she came home from school,” says Annie´s mother....

2012-02-12 08:00:00

ADHD Atlanta treatment for Adult ADHD is now available at the Atlanta Center for Adult ADHD, a specialty medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of Adult ADHD. A special informational web site has been created to provide news about developments in the medical treatment of Adult ADHD as well as to describe services offered at the Atlanta Center for Adult ADHD. Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) February 12, 2012 ADHD Atlanta treatment for Adult ADHD/ADD is now available at the...


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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