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    1. Limit Fish While Pregnant? Study Questions Advice

      Oct. 8, 2012 -- Pregnant women are told to limit how much fish they eat because many fish are tainted by mercury, which may harm a baby’s brain. But a new study suggests that advice may be flawed. The study found that children born to women who ate more than two servings of fish a week during pregna

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    2. Kids Exposed to Mercury, Lead at Risk for ADHD

      Sept. 21, 2012 -- Young children exposed to certain heavy metals are at higher risk for problems with attention and behavior later in life, a new study shows. The study followed nearly 300 Inuit children who were born in northern Quebec, Canada. One of the main sources of protein in the Inuit diet i

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    3. Early Medication May Help Grades in Kids With ADHD

      June 25, 2012 -- Kids with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, struggle in school. Their wandering concentration makes it tough to follow directions, absorb lessons, and finish homework. Now, new research may offer a partial solution. The large new study funded by the government of Ic

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    4. ADHD or Not? Why a Diagnosis Matters

      For many children with ADHD, a call from a teacher was the first time their parents started discussing the possibility of ADHD. "The vast majority of cases are brought to the attention of parents by educators, either at the preschool level or elementary school level," says George DuPaul, PhD, of Leh

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    5. Acne-ADHD Link?

      March 22, 2012 (San Diego) -- Could acne be a sign of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Yes, says a Canadian psychiatrist whose study shows that people with acne are substantially more likely to have ADHD than people with other skin problems. “Acne patients should be screened for ADHD

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    6. Immaturity Mistaken for ADHD?

      March 5, 2012 -- Children who are younger than their classmates are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. The study raises new concerns that some children who are simply immature (compared to their classroom peers) may be misdiagnosed a

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    7. Is There an ADHD Diet?

      Jan. 9, 2012 -- There isn’t a specific diet or magic vitamin that will curb hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and other symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but steering clear of certain unhealthy foods may make a difference, a new review shows. Foods that may predispose a child

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    8. ADHD Drug Shortages: Why?

      Jan. 3, 2012 -- Many popular ADHD medications have been in short supply, particularly less-expensive generics. That's no surprise to people who've gone from pharmacy to pharmacy trying to fill their child's prescription -- or to those who've had to pay high prices for brand-name drugs to treat ADHD

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    9. ADHD Drugs Not Linked to Increased Heart Risks in Adults

      Dec. 12, 2011 -- A study of 150,000 adults taking drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) found no conclusive evidence that the medications increase the risk for heart attack, stroke, or sudden death from heart-related causes. The research, published online Monday in the Journal of

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    10. Kids With ADHD Have Distinct Brain Patterns

      Nov. 28, 2011 (Chicago) -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) process visual information differently than children without the disorder, preliminary research shows. By finding distinct patterns of activity in the brains of children with ADHD, researchers hope to someday de

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