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  1. ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) tend to gain more weight than their peers as they enter their teen years, a new study finds. The weight differences seem to be most pronounced for k

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  2. ADHD Drug Use By Young Adults Doubled: Report

    Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: FDA Head Defends Approval of Zohydro Pain Drug The controversial painkiller Zohydro fills an "important and unique niche" for treating pain, the head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said

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  3. 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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  4. ADHD Drug Use By Young Adults Doubled: Report

    March 13, 2014 -- A new report says that the number of young American adults, ages 26 to 34, receiving drug treatment for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) nearly doubled between 2008 to 2012, from 340,000 to 640,000. It also found that the total number of American adults taking ADHD d

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. ADHD: 7 Life Skills Your Child May Need to Master

    Most adults take life skills for granted, like knowing when to wake up for work or take medication and how to balance their checkbook. Yet to a teen with ADHD, those tasks can become huge hurdles. Kids with ADHD tend to be much slower than their peers to develop skills needed to organize, plan, and

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  9. 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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  10. 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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