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2012-06-25 20:51:17

A team of researchers led by an epidemiologist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and University of Iceland has found a correlation between the age at which children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) begin taking medication, and how well they perform on standardized tests, particularly in math. The study, titled, "A Population-Based Study of Stimulant Drug Treatment of ADHD and Academic Progress in Children," appears in the July, 2012, edition of Pediatrics, and can be...

2012-03-05 23:04:36

A new study from the Université de Montréal shows an increase in prevalence of Canadian children diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and in the use of medications associated with ADHD in school-age children. The study, Prevalence of Prescribed Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Medications and Diagnosis Among Canadian Preschoolers and School-Age Children: 1994—2007, was conducted by the doctoral student in sociology,...

Snoring Could Lead To Hyperactivity In Children
2012-03-05 09:31:13

[ Watch the Video ] According to a new study, children with Sleep-Disordered Breathing (Or SDB) are more likely to develop behavioral issues, such as hyperactivity and aggressiveness. In their newest study, the largest of its kind, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University studied more than 11,000 children for more than 6 years. The results of this study were published online today in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers believe that the different...

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...

2012-01-18 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,...

Healthy Diet May Ease ADHD Symptoms: Study
2012-01-10 06:28:18

A new study suggests there may be a link between consuming sodas, ice cream, processed meats and high-fat dairy foods and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. Having kids steer clear of these unhealthy foods may make a difference, the researchers said. Furthermore, at least some research suggests that omega-3 fatty acids may help improve symptoms. The researchers from Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago reviewed previous studies on diets and supplements...

Regular 'Green Time' Helps Lessen Symptoms Of ADHD
2011-09-16 11:51:04

  A study of more than 400 children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder has found a link between the children's routine play settings and the severity of their symptoms, researchers report. Those who regularly play in outdoor settings with lots of green (grass and trees, for example) have milder ADHD symptoms than those who play indoors or in built outdoor environments, the researchers found. The association holds even when the researchers controlled for income and...

2011-08-29 13:06:21

Inattention, not hyperactivity, is associated with educational failure New research from the University of Montreal shows that inattention, rather than hyperactivity, is the most important indicator when it comes to finishing a high school education. "Children with attention problems need preventative intervention early in their development," explained lead author Dr. Jean-Baptiste Pingault, who is also affiliated with Sainte-Justine Mother and Child University Hospital. The researchers...


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