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Latest Hyperactivity Stories

2011-06-14 23:07:47

Study shows that preschool-age children who got less sleep were more likely to be hyperactive and inattentive in kindergarten Short sleep duration may contribute to the development or worsening of hyperactivity and inattention during early childhood, suggests a research abstract that will be presented Tuesday, June 14, in Minneapolis, Minn., at SLEEP 2011, the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies LLC (APSS). Results show that less sleep in preschool-age...

2011-06-14 23:04:23

Role on FDA Panel Raised Her Concerns as Parent When University of Maryland psychologist Andrea Chronis-Tuscano testified before a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) hearing last March, it changed her mind about possible risks of artificial food coloring for children, and drove her to look more closely at the products in her own pantry that she feeds her kids. Chronis-Tuscano walked in to the meeting certain that NO convincing scientific evidence supports the idea that food coloring...

2011-03-18 00:00:26

A link between food colorings and hyperactivity highlights the importance of educational website, Be Food Smart. Santa Barbara, CA (PRWEB) March 16, 2011 Easter is the second top-selling candy holiday and according to the National Confectioners Association, almost 90% of parents will create Easter baskets for their children. Filling those baskets will be Marshmallow Peeps, Cadbury Crème Eggs, jelly beans, and M&M's, all of which contain artificial food colorings. So what's the...

2011-03-16 00:00:31

Sunset Bay Academy Informs on Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder, and how this problem may cause teenagers to have difficulties in their social relationships and school performance. San Diego, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 15, 2011 As parents of a troubled teen we must take into consideration that nowadays one of the most significant teen problems is Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also known as Attention Deficit Disorder...

2011-02-11 22:02:03

Children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are two to three times more likely than children without the disorder to develop serious substance abuse problems in adolescence and adulthood, according to a study by UCLA psychologists and colleagues at the University of South Carolina. "This greater risk for children with ADHD applies to boys and girls, it applies across race and ethnicity "” the findings were very consistent," said Steve S. Lee, a UCLA assistant professor of...

2011-02-10 08:29:00

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A special restricted diet should be part of the standard of care for all children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to this study. Previous work established ADHD might be an allergic or non-allergic hypersensitivity disorder in some children, triggered by any types of food that can cause allergic reactions. In this new study children aged 4 to 8 years previously diagnosed with ADHD took part in this randomized controlled trial, in which 50...

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2010-11-11 12:20:00

A government survey shows that 1 in 10 children in the U.S. have ADHD, which is an increase from a few years earlier. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, makes it hard for kids to pay attention and control impulsive behavior.  The study found that about two-thirds of children with the condition are on medication.  The researchers believe that growing awareness and better screening might be the reason for the increase. The new study found an increase in ADHD of about...

2010-10-18 08:34:14

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Fact: the youth of today are spoiled.  Children no longer have to get up from the soft, pliable comforts of their microfiber reclining chairs to experience life.  And why should they when they can experience it through a high definition screen, right?  However, a recent study reveals children who spend longer than two hours in front of a computer or television screen are more likely to suffer psychological difficulties, regardless of how physically active...

2010-10-04 23:05:15

Children diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at ages 4 to 6 are more likely to suffer from depression as adolescents than those who did not have ADHD at that age, according to a long-term study published in the October issue of the Archives of General Psychiatry. Although it was an uncommon occurrence, the children with ADHD also were somewhat more likely to think about or attempt suicide as adolescents. "This study is important in demonstrating that, even during...

2010-05-17 11:11:35

University of Montreal and Harvard scientists publish study in Pediatrics A team of scientists from the University of Montreal and Harvard University have discovered that exposure to organophosphate pesticides is associated with increased risk of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children. Published in the journal Pediatrics, the investigation found a connection between exposure pesticides and the presence of symptoms of ADHD. The study focused on 1,139 children from the...