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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. The bill would prohibit their use after 2012. A separate bill would prohibit food dyes in Maryland schools, the Center for Science in the Public Interest said Friday in a release. The non-profit Center for Science in...

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. However, the notions are unsupported by medical research, said Dr. Rachel Vreeman and Dr. Aaron Carroll of the Indiana University School of Medicine and the Regenstrief Institute in Indianapolis. In at least 12 double-blinded,...

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. It is a new way to parent that upends existing parenting models by transforming challenging children without the need for medication. Current parenting models are failing American parents and resulting in an epidemic of more and younger children being given narcotic-strength medication to control their behavior. Our experience shows that in...

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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. For the majority, it's simply a stage that passes. But at least 30 percent of children in this age group have difficulties sleeping six consecutive hours "“ either because they can't fall into slumber or they can't stay asleep. While the effects of lack of sleep on learning are well...

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. Instead, parents should be taught psychological techniques for changing the behaviour of unruly children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Teachers trained in ADHD management were also urged to put their skills into practice in the classroom. (c) 2008 Evening Gazette -...

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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. A team led by the University's Department of Psychology and Warwick Medical School examined the behaviour of 200 six-year-old children who had been born below 26 weeks gestation, known as 'extremely pre-term'. The researchers attempted to contact the family of every child born in the UK and Ireland at 25 weeks or earlier, between...

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. Research into 200 six-year-olds born below 26 weeks showed 30.6% were hyperactive - compared to 8.8% of a "control" group of their peers - with 33.3% displaying attention problems, compared to 6.8% of their contemporaries. The study, led by the University of Warwick department of psychology and Warwick...

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. It found the percentage of older children...

2008-07-10 18:00:46

By Alison Dayani MIDLAND health bosses have forked out more than pounds 1.5 million in a year on psychiatric drugs for children with ADHD-type conditions, latest figures reveal. Worcestershire as a county was one the biggest top ten prescribers in the UK with 32,417 courses of treatment dispensed between 2006 and 2007 for drugs including Ritalin and Concerta. The two drugs are commonly used to treat youngsters with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder(ADHD). Birmingham's three...

2008-06-19 12:00:17

By Tara Parker-Pope Millions of children take stimulant drugs for attention and hyperactivity problems. But concerns about side effects have prompted many parents to look elsewhere: As many as two-thirds of children in the United States with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have used some form of alternative treatment. The most common strategy involves diet changes, like giving up processed foods, sugars and food additives. About 20 percent of children with the disorder...


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