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  1. Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 29 (HealthDay News) -- Sunny days can be a big distraction for those who are tethered to their desks, but a new study suggests that sunlight may actually lower the prevalence of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Scientists mapped the

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  2. Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 21 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are significantly more likely to suffer from chronic constipation and fecal incontinence than kids without the neurobehavioral condition, a new study says. The stud

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  3. ADHD and Texting Double Trouble for Teen Drivers

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are worse drivers than their peers who don't have ADHD and texting only compounds their problems on the road, a new study shows. What's more, texting behind the wheel is so di

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  4. Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Boys with autism or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder are more at risk of addictive video game use than typically developing boys, according to new research. The study of nearly 150 boys found that those with an autism sp

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  5. FDA Approves Brain Test for ADHD

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first brain test that could help doctors diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) using biological evidence, and not just the results of psychiatric evaluations. The device, called the NEBA System, is a 20-minute test that

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  6. Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed With ADHD?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Minority children are significantly less likely than their white peers to be diagnosed or treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new research shows. The study, which is published online June 24 and in the

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  7. How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Ritalin activates specific areas of the brain in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), mimicking the brain activity of children without the condition, a new review says. "This suggests that Ritalin

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  8. ADHD Meds May Not Up Drug Abuse Risk in Adulthood

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children taking stimulants to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) don't face a greater risk of becoming drug addicts in adulthood, researchers report. Whether or not these medications (such as Ritalin or Ad

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  9. ADHD in Childhood May Raise Future Obesity Risk

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- Boys who are diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are twice as likely to become obese adults as those who didn't have the disorder when they were young, a new 30-year study shows. Researchers found tha

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  10. Most Docs Don't Follow Preschooler ADHD Guidelines?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, May 4 (HealthDay News) -- About 90 percent of pediatric specialists who diagnose and manage attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in preschool children do not follow treatment guidelines published recently by the American Academy of Pediatrics,

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