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    1. ADHD May Be Linked to Depression, Suicide

      Oct. 4, 2010 -- Children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at ages 4-6 face greater risks for depression and suicide at ages 9-18, and this risk may be more pronounced among girls, a study shows. “The importance of this study is simply that it confirms that ADHD in child

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    2. Parkinson's: Later Diagnosis, Earlier Death

      Oct. 4, 2010 -- Parkinson’s disease is not considered fatal, but people with Parkinson’s have a shorter life expectancy than the general population. Now new research provides clues as to why some patients die sooner than others. Researchers in Denmark closely followed the disease progression of more

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    3. Multitasking Adds to Parkinson’s Fall Risk

      Sept. 30, 2010 -- Older adults with Parkinson’s disease as well as those without neurological problems are at increased risk of injury-causing falls when walking and talking at the same time, a study shows. Researchers at Florida State University say Parkinson’s disease alters gait, stride length, a

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    4. New Genetic Clues for ADHD

      Sept. 29, 2010 -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a brain disorder and not purely a behavioral problem, say the first researchers to identify rare genetic errors in ADHD kids. People with ADHD have an unusually large number of "copy number variants" or CNVs -- chunks of DNA that a

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    5. Many ADHD Kids Also Have Reading Problems

      Sept. 24, 2010 -- About half of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may experience problems with reading, according to a new study in Pediatrics. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that 3% to 5% of children have ADHD, a behavioral disorder marked by difficult

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    6. Pesticides and ADHD: Is There a Link?

      Q. I heard that pesticide exposure may cause ADHD. Should I be worried? A. At least one in 10 American kids has attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity, or ADHD. And a recent study published in Pediatrics did find an association between pesticide exposure and ADHD, so there may be a link. Rese

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    7. Pesticide Exposure Linked to ADHD Risk

      Aug. 20, 2010 -- Exposure in the womb to pesticides known as organophosphates may increase the chance that children, especially boys, will develop attention problems by age 5, a study shows. The research is published in Environmental Health Perspectives. Researchers followed more than 300 children w

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    8. Structured Homework Strategy Helps ADHD Kids

      Aug. 16, 2010 -- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and homework problems often go together. Now, a simple and structured approach to doing homework appears to cut homework problems by more than half, according to a new study. ''The drop in the problems related to homework were very dra

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    9. Most Kids With ADHD Take Medication

      July 20, 2010 -- More than 80% of children who are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder take prescription medications at some point to treat their symptoms, according to a new nationwide survey of parents by Consumer Reports Health. Among the survey's major findings: 67% of parent

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    10. Vitamin D May Lower Parkinson's Risk

      July 13, 2010 -- Higher levels of vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, a new study suggests. The finding builds on previous research linking low vitamin D levels to Parkinson’s, and could mean that getting more sunlight and assuring an adequate dietary intake of vitamin D

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