Monthly Archives: July 2016

When to buy organic

Buying organic peaches, apples, and other produce at the grocery store can rack up your bill. “For most of us, we don’t have the money to buy everything organically,” said Dr. Pete Slack, America’s Leading Stress Expert. “I have four … Continue reading

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Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD

Autism, ADHD and OCD have common symptoms and are linked by some of the same genes. Yet historically they have been studied as separate disorders. MRI study shows shared brain biology is linked to the symptoms that occur across different conditions. … Continue reading

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Living Near Agricultural Pesticides During Pregnancy Linked to Lower IQ

Pregnant women living within one kilometer (0.62 miles) of fields where certain pesticides are applied have children who show a measurable decrease in IQ and verbal comprehension skills by the time they are seven years old, according to a new … Continue reading

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Pediatricians call for stricter regulations to prevent lead poisoning in children

Despite a dramatic fall in American children’s blood levels of lead after it was removed from gasoline, paint, and other consumer products, children are still exposed to the poisonous metal in their homes and communities. So says a leading group … Continue reading

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U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance On Civil Rights of Students with ADHD

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) today issued guidance clarifying the obligation of schools to provide students with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) with equal educational opportunity under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. “On this … Continue reading

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New study reports gymnastics equipment contains toxic flame-retardants linked to ADHD, cancer risks

Popular gymnastics training equipment contains mixtures of flame-retardant chemicals that have been linked to increased risks of ADHD, cancer and brain development delays. The study, published online in the journal Environment International, found higher levels of those chemicals in gymnasts’ … Continue reading

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Web-based technology improves pediatric ADHD care and patient outcomes

As cases of ADHD continue to rise among U.S. children, pediatricians at busy community practices are getting a much-needed assist from a web-based technology to improve the quality of ADHD care and patient outcomes. According to a multi-institutional study published … Continue reading

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BPA Plastics Linked to ADHD in Boys

Data from the 2003-2004 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) suggest that exposure to BPA—a plastic commonly used in baby bottles, water bottles, and food storage containers—may be at least be a contributing factor. The data also confirm that … Continue reading

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National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences head lauds Northeastern’s interdisciplinary approach

You can’t change your genes, but you can change your environment.” So said Linda Birn­baum, director of the National Insti­tutes of Health’s National Insti­tute of Envi­ron­mental Health Sci­ences, during her forward-​​looking talk Monday morning at Northeastern. “You cannot do envi­ron­mental … Continue reading

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Atopic diseases linked to ADHD in children

Children with atopic diseases such as asthma, allergic rhinitis, or eczema, and those whose parents who were exposed to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and atopic disease medications, were more susceptible to developing ADHD, according to study results “The increased prevalence of ADHD … Continue reading

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