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Studying The Influence Of ADHD Medications
2012-11-10 11:07:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports — Your Universe Online Some drugs used to treat ADHD could affect the brain's reward system, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered. The findings make it easier to understand how the medicine works and could ultimately lead to improvements in the development of and the dose determination associated with ADHD treatments, they report in the latest edition of the Journal of Neurophysiology. As part of the study, Jakob Kisbye...

Can ADHD Drugs Curb Smoking In Teens?
2012-08-27 06:05:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers from Harvard Medical School (HMS) say that they have discovered evidence that taking medication to treat ADHD could decrease the risk that kids will begin smoking. According to Frederik Joelving of Reuters, study leader Dr. Paul Hammerness, who also works in the Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Pyschopharmacology and Adult ADHD at Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues admit that the evidence is on...

2012-07-12 23:02:47

Methylphenidate prescriptions have increased fourfold in the last decade, and yet estimates as to its effectiveness suggest a sizeable 'gap' where children do not respond to such drug-based treatment. A recent double-blind pilot trial shows a potential natural treatment breakthrough that may help fill this gap for children resistant to medication. Cambridge, UK (PRWEB) July 12, 2012 Recently published clinical research shows a potential ADHD treatment breakthrough using a pure EPA natural...

Timing Of ADHD Medication Impacts Academic Performance
2012-06-26 07:38:47

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Timing can affect everything. This is a theme pursued by scientists who studied children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). A team of researchers recently found a connection between the ages of at which children with ADHD began taken medication and how they performed on standardized exams, particularly in the area of math. The study, titled “A Population-Based Study of Stimulant Drug Treatment of ADHD and Academic Progress in...

Prescriptions Written To Minors On Decline, Except For ADHD Meds
2012-06-18 14:06:52

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reported on Monday that the number of drugs dispensed to U.S. minors has dropped over the years. FDA researchers said antibiotic use dropped 14 percent over the past 10 years, helping to reduce overuse of the drugs. Overusing antibiotics can make the drugs less effective, making it harder to stop infections in children and adults. The number of antidepressant prescriptions for children declined as well, according to the recent findings....

2012-05-10 09:45:22

The number of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cases in the United States are exploding. According to a 2011 statement by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, nearly one in 10 American children is diagnosed with the disorder. To better understand the cause of ADHD and to identify methods to prevent and treat it, researchers at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) and OHSU's Oregon National Primate Research Center have developed a new form of specially bred...

2012-05-08 13:47:06

Misuse of prescription drugs seen as 'more necessary' for success, study finds In the eyes of young college men, it's more unethical to use steroids to get an edge in sports than it is to use prescription stimulants to enhance one's grades, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. And students who had themselves used stimulants without a prescription were more inclined to see such drug use as acceptable, according to the findings, which were...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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