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Side Affects for ADHD in Children?
Diagnosing your child with ADHD at a young age may reduce later symptoms of depression and thoughts of suicide. A new study considers the possibility of ADHD children being more susceptible to depression and suicidal behavior.
FDA: "Food Coloring Still Safe"
In light of mounting reports, the FDA's Food Advisory Committee has reviewed the evidence that shows that artificial food coloring can cause behavioral problems in some children. The committee has concluded that artificial dyes are still safe.
That is Music to my Ears!
Students with ADHD have a greater ability to learn and perform in school while white noise is playing in the background. With some students, the white noise is complementary with ADHD medicine. However, white noise can be used as a replacement for the ADHD medicine with other students.
Every Minute Counts
Losing merely less than one hour of sleep each night may have a significant impact on the attention of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
ADHD Medications Appear Safe, Genetically Speaking
According to a new study from the National Institutes of Health ( NIH ), medications for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD) do not appear to cause genetic damage.
A Different Kind of Sign Language
Researchers have discovered markers for measuring the ability of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to control impulsive movements.
Hyper Hypo or No?
The health of a baby in the first five minutes of exiting the womb may be associated with his or her risk of developing attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Risk Assessments
Children of alcoholics face a steep uphill battle -- against their at-home environment, their families, even their genetics. Fortunately there is more awareness and research devoted to alcoholism's effects on children than ever before.
ADHD Drug Deals with Iron Deficiency
A study with adolescent rats shows that Ritalin®, a drug commonly prescribed for attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), may help ease damage from early iron deficiency.
Not a Time to Multitask
Teenage drivers with ADHD are four times more likely to have a car accident, a problem the University at Buffalo attributes to texting while driving.