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2012-02-06 08:37:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Affecting three to five percent of children in the United States, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is the most diagnosed behavior disorder in childhood.  ADHD is a problem with a combination of inattentiveness, over-activity, or impulsivity.  A recent study found that multiple exposures at a young age to anesthesia are associated with higher rates of ADHD. Researchers at the Mayo Clinic began to study how anesthesia affects a child's brain...

Study Highlights Potential Link Between ADHD and Anesthesia
2012-02-03 13:49:53

According to a new study from a leading U.S. medical research center, children are more likely to develop attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) if they receive anesthesia more than once at a young age. ADHD is a developmental disorder that typically appears in children before the age of seven. As the name indicates, it is usually characterized by a combination of hyperactivity, inability to concentrate on single tasks and difficulty controlling impulsive behavior. Scientists...

2012-02-03 11:56:50

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that multiple exposures to anesthesia at a young age are associated with higher rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Children exposed to two or more anesthetics before age 3 had more than double the incidence of ADHD than children who had no exposure, says David Warner, M.D., a Mayo Clinic pediatric anesthesiologist and investigator on the observational study. The findings are published in the Feb. 2 edition of Mayo Clinic...

2012-01-27 15:00:33

The eyes are the window into the soul–or at least the mind, according to a new paper published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Measuring the diameter of the pupil, the part of the eye that changes size to let in more light, can show what a person is paying attention to. Pupillometry, as it´s called, has been used in social psychology, clinical psychology, humans, animals, children, infants–and it should be used...

2012-01-18 00:24:33

While children who suffer from attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with hyperactive-impulses and have trouble maintaining attention, a recent study found that a structured physical activity program may help to improve their muscular capacities, motor skills, behavior assessments, and the ability to process information. This new exploratory study was released in the recent issue of the Journal of Attention Disorders (published by SAGE). Authors Claudia Verret,...

2012-01-17 10:12:22

Virtual reality-enhanced exercise, or "exergames," combining physical exercise with computer-simulated environments and interactive videogame features, can yield a greater cognitive benefit for older adults than traditional exercise alone, according to a new study published in the February issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. "We found that for older adults, virtual-reality enhanced interactive exercise, or 'cybercycling' two to three times per week for 3 months, yielded...

2012-01-16 10:41:51

Brain circuits for visual categorization revealed by new experiments Hundreds of times during a baseball game, the home plate umpire must instantaneously categorize a fast-moving pitch as a ball or a strike. In new research from the University of Chicago, scientists have pinpointed an area in the brain where these kinds of visual categories are encoded. While monkeys played a computer game in which they had to quickly determine the category of a moving visual stimulus, neural recordings...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.