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Inner Ear Problem May Cause Hyperactivity
2013-09-05 17:37:45

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com – Your Universe Online The physiological basis for abnormal behaviors is usually found in the brain, but a new study from researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York found that a certain type of inner ear dysfunction could increase hyperactivity through neurological changes. According to the team’s report in the journal Science, they were also able to identify two brain proteins that could be targets for drug therapy in people with...

2013-08-27 23:29:47

There has never been a definitive test for diagnosing Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to Dr. J G Moellendorf, DC, ND, LCP, this may be about to change. Sturgeon Bay, WI (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a widespread neurobehavioral disorder seen in children and teens. It is characterized by inattention, impulsivity and behavioral difficulties, and/or over-activity not normal for one’s age group. Sturgeon Bay,...

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-...

2013-07-26 18:45:28

The ability to pay attention to relevant information while ignoring distractions is a core brain function. Without the ability to focus and filter out "noise," we could not effectively interact with our environment. Despite much study of attention in the brain, the cellular mechanisms responsible for the effects of attention have remained a mystery... until now. In a study appearing in the journal Nature, researchers from Dartmouth's Geisel School of Medicine and the University of...

Breastfeeding May Protect Against ADHD
2013-07-23 09:03:56

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Breastfeeding is widely accepted as having a positive impact on development and providing infants protection against disease. Surprisingly, a new study released from Tel Aviv University has linked breastfeeding with a lower risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which is the most commonly diagnosed neurobehavioral disorder in children and teens. Dr. Aviva Mimouni-Bloch, along with a team of researchers, sought to...


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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'