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  1. Risky Behavior and Teens With ADHD

    The teenage years can be tough for kids. But for teens with ADHD, they can be especially hard. If your child has ADHD, you might notice he does certain things that upset you, himself, or other people. You might even realize he does things that are unsafe. Know that this is normal. “Risky behavior is

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  2. Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Yet another study finds no evidence that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine raises the risk of autism -- even among children who are at increased genetic risk. Experts said the findings, reported in the April 21 issue

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  3. Young Adults With Autism: Unemployment, Isolation

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- As children with autism grow older, many approach adulthood without continued access to the kind of special needs services they routinely received as children, a new report warns. The "National Autism Indicators Report: Tra

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  4. Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) need to squirm to learn, a small study suggests. Constantly shifting in their desks, tapping their feet, swinging their legs and other fidgety behaviors play

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  5. When It's Not Just ADHD

    You’ve been told your child has ADHD. But you’re not sure about the diagnosis or if that’s all that’s going on. What should you do?  Let your doctor know, because it’s common for children with the disorder to have another condition at the same time. "Don't assume everything going on is the ADHD," sa

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  6. Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The thin air of America's higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers reported that the occurrence of ADHD decreases substantially a

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  7. Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Autism Concerns

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Delays in diagnosing and treating autism often occur when doctors ignore parents' concerns about their child's early development, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, of Oregon Health and Scienc

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  8. Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sperm may hold clues about whether a man's children will be at increased risk for autism, a small study suggests. Autism spectrum disorder is a group of developmental problems that can cause significant social, communi

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  9. New Drug Shows Promise for MS

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug appears to repair nerve damage seen in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, results of an early trial suggest. MS, an often disabling disease of the central nervous system, damages myelin, the fatty s

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  10. Liquid Medical Marijuana Shows Promise for Epilepsy

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A liquid form of medical marijuana may help people with severe epilepsy that does not respond to other treatments, according to a new report. The study included 213 child and adult patients with 12 different types of seve

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