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    1. Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The desire to be another gender appears to be more common among children with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers looked at children aged 6 to 18 and found t

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    2. Kids With ADHD May Face Higher Obesity Risk Later

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It might seem surprising for a condition with "hyperactivity" in its name, but a new study finds that kids who had attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder during childhood were more likely to be inactive and obese as te

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    3. Acetaminophen in Pregnancy and Child's ADHD Risk

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Expectant mothers suffering from fever or headache may face a new dilemma when they open the medicine cabinet. Pregnant women who take acetaminophen -- best known under the brand name Tylenol -- might be more likely to h

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    4. Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study

      By Mary Brophy Marcus HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may benefit from getting a type of training during school hours that monitors their brain waves to help improve attention. The s

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    5. Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drivers with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are nearly 50 percent more likely to be in a serious car crash, a new study suggests. Further, men with ADHD can dramatically decrease their risk of traffic

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    6. Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med

      By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who also are extremely aggressive might benefit from taking an antipsychotic drug along with their stimulant medication, a new study suggests. Prescribing pow

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    7. ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 30, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Many children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have missed out on valuable counseling because of a widely touted study that concluded stimulants such as Ritalin or Adderall were more effect

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    8. Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 17, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- In rare cases, Ritalin and some other drugs used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can cause long-lasting and sometimes painful erections, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. If this

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    9. Mother's Smoking May Raise ADHD Risk in Children

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 3, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A new study from Australia sheds more light on what environmental factors might raise the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). "Compared with mothers whose children did not have ADHD, mothers of childr

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    10. Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- A newer MRI method can detect low iron levels in the brains of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The method could help doctors and parents make better informed decisions about medication, a new

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