Latest Hyperactivity Stories

2009-03-03 12:07:26

Canadian researchers have linked sleep to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. The study, published in the journal Sleep, found average total sleep time was 33 minutes shorter in ADHD children than in controls.

2009-02-17 21:26:55

Raising a child with a disability causes more daily stress and long-range health problems than parenting a child without disabilities, U.S. researchers say. Stress and health ills were greater among parents of disabled children, U.S. researchers found.

2009-02-06 20:49:06

Maryland lawmakers are considering a ban on artificial food dyes linked to hyperactivity and other behavior problems in some children. A bill introduced by state Sen. Norman Stone would require warning labels on foods that contain Red 40, Yellow 5 and other artificial food dyes.

2008-12-19 00:50:02

Two U.S. researchers debunk several holiday myths, such as sugar makes kids hyperactive, suicides increase during the holidays and poinsettias are toxic. This holiday conventional wisdom is commonly accepted not only by the general public, but also by many physicians.

2008-12-02 13:50:00

GILBERT, Ariz., Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- ENERGYPARENTING(R) is a proven antidote to the disorder-diagnosis-drug trend threatening our kids.

2008-11-19 11:57:13

Between the ages of six months and six years old, close to 90 percent of children have at least one sleep-related problem. Among the most common issues are night terrors, teeth-grinding and bed-wetting.

2008-09-25 09:00:53

RITALIN, the controversial drug used to calm down hyperactive children, should be avoided wherever possible and not given at all to the under-fives, according to new health guidelines.

2008-09-09 14:59:01

Children born prematurely are four times more likely to have emotional problems or behavioural disorders, according to research led by the University of Warwick.

2008-09-09 12:00:41

CHILDREN born extremely prematurely are four times more likely to have emotional problems or behavioural disorders later in life than their peers, according to a new study published.

2008-07-25 00:00:14

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) - More older children are being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder while the rate is holding steady for children younger than 12, according to a government report released Wednesday.Some experts called the finding surprising, noting that most childhood diagnoses traditionally occur by age 11.The study didn't investigate why the increase in one age group was so much higher than the other.

Word of the Day
  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.