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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...

ADHD Drugs Do Not Up Risk For Heart Problems
2011-12-13 06:15:34

Researchers, funded by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Agency for Health Research Quality, recently studied the cardiovascular risk of ADHD medications in adults. The study found little evidence that the medications increased the risk of heart events, such as heart attack, sudden cardiac death, and stroke. The concerns stem from the fact that some of the medications are able to slightly increase heart rate and blood pressure levels. According to the study,...

More Human Intelligence Comes With A Price
2011-12-08 06:45:18

When researchers asked why we are not more intelligent, given the adaptive evolutionary process, their conclusion was that problems would arise if we had too much intelligence. Thomas Hills of the University of Warwick and Ralph Hertwig of the University of Basel looked at a wide range of studies including drug studies of Ritalin patients, studies of people with autism, debilitating synaesthesia and neural disorders linked with enhanced brain growth. People with attention disorders take...

2011-12-07 23:00:04

We put a lot of energy into improving our memory, intelligence, and attention. There are even drugs that make us sharper, such as Ritalin and caffeine. But maybe smarter isn´t really all that better. A new paper published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, warns that there are limits on how smart humans can get, and any increases in thinking ability are likely to come with problems. The authors looked to evolution to...

2011-10-21 14:02:27

Children with certain dopamine system gene variants have an improved response to methylphenidate - the most commonly prescribed medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - in a finding that could help eliminate the guesswork from prescribing effective medications for children with ADHD. Researchers reporting their results in the Oct. 21 Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry tested 89 children with ADHD between ages 7 and 11. They found that...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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