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    1. Study: ADHD Linked to Preterm Birth

      April 18, 2011 -- Researchers studying more than a million children in Sweden have found that babies who are born prematurely have an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their school years, even when they are compared with their full-term siblings. The ris

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    2. ADHD: Genetic Mutation May Be Key

      April 18, 2011 - A single-letter change in the DNA code may spell ADHD, Korean researchers report. ADHD -- attention deficit hyperactivity disorder -- makes it very hard for about 5% of school-aged children to learn. Kids with ADHD are impulsive and can't sit still. They can't focus their attention

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    3. Strattera May Treat ADHD in Some Young Kids

      March 21, 2011 -- The non-stimulant ADHD drug Strattera (atomextine) is approved for children aged 6 and older, but until now little was known about how this medication affects children younger than 6. In a new eight-week study of 101 children aged 5 to 6 with ADHD, the drug was safe and reduced som

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    4. ADHD May Boost Creativity in Adults

      March 15, 2011 -- An attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis can make many aspects of learning more challenging for children and teens, but some adults with ADHD show signs of enhanced creativity, a study suggests. ADHD is a behavioral disorder characterized by difficulty focusing,

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    5. Hand Movements May Offer ADHD Hints

      Feb. 14, 2011 -- Two studies measuring children’s ability to control impulsive hand movements may reveal clues about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. In the first study, researchers measured mirror hand movements in 25 boys and girls aged 8-13 with ADHD and 25 children without t

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    6. Kids With ADHD Often Have Other Problems

      Feb. 7, 2011 -- Unfocused, hyperactive children are often dealing with a host of other problems that hinder their progress in school and hurt their relationships, a new study finds. The research, published in the March issue of Pediatrics, finds that nearly 70% of children diagnosed with attention d

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    7. Study: ADHD Diet Helps Reduce Symptoms

      Feb. 3, 2011 -- Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) should be offered a special ADHD diet to see if eliminating certain foods might reduce their symptoms, Dutch researchers say. The diet studied, known as the restricted elimination diet (RED), can work, the researchers say,

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    8. ADHD Now, Dementia Later?

      Jan. 20, 2011 -- Adults with symptoms of ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, are more than three times as likely as other adults to develop a form of dementia later in life, according to new research from Argentina. ''We found a higher risk of dementia with Lewy bodies in patients wit

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    9. Integrating Pet Therapy Into Daily School Life

      Bonding between animals and humans has been noted for a long time. Stories abound in literature of the ways that people and their pets have fostered and created valuable relationships. More recently, research has shown a strong impact from the pet relationship in health-related settings. Positive ch

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    10. Preschool and the Special Needs Child—How to Find the School

      Although there is a lot of pressure on young children to learn to read early, write sooner, and be “more academic” younger, there is not substantial research that supports this pressured exposure as having any long-term benefits. The child’s neurological development determines both physical and cogn

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