Monthly Archives: November 2016

Anti-GMO activists take page out of anti-chemical and anti-BPA lobby

The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an advocacy environmentalist organization known for its influence on Capitol Hill and its opposition to GMOs and pesticides, reported that: Evidence shows that BPA exposure may be associated with altered brain development and function, potentially … Continue reading

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Every School Should Have Pedal Desks For Kids With ADHD

Students in a grade 3-4 split class there are involved in a pilot project this year whereby traditional desks are being replaced with bicycle desks, bean bag chairs and wiggle stools. They also get regular yoga and dance breaks. The … Continue reading

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Proper nutrition keeps you stress free: Study

Good nutrition not only benefits your physical health, but also works as a cornerstone for mental health, says a study published in the Clinical Psychological Science journal. A study highlights the different approaches that psychology researchers are taking to understand … Continue reading

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Dysglycemia Diet: Types Of Food Affecting ADHD

ADHD triggering food not only takes it toll on kids, but on their parents, as well. Even though sugar generally is not yet a proven cause of increased Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) cases, too much sugar or too little … Continue reading

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ADHD rates level off after 2011 guidelines

Since a standardized approach to ADHD diagnoses was introduced five years ago, diagnosis rates among preschoolers have leveled off, a new study finds. The American Academy of Pediatrics study comes after the organization advocated for behavior therapy over medication therapy … Continue reading

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Talking to Parents About Behavioral Treatment for ADHD

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends behavioral intervention to be the first-line approach when working with preschool-aged or very young children who have ADHD. A combined approach is suggested when considering older kids and adolescents, which may include behavioral parent … Continue reading

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Music Training May Help Treat Autism And ADHD In Kids

Taking music lessons increases brain connections in children and may be useful in treating autism and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), a new study has found. The researchers studied 23 healthy children between the ages of five and six years … Continue reading

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An Intervention to Promote Sleep and Reduce ADHD Symptoms

A recent study concluded that children with ADHD benefit from standardized sleep assessments. Those with sleep disorders show both a significant improvement in sleep quality and a significant reduction in ADHD symptoms when provided with a patient-specific sleep hygiene routine … Continue reading

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Can Mental Illness Be Prevented In The Womb?

Every day in the United States, millions of expectant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor. The counsel typically comes with physical health in mind: folic acid to help avoid fetal spinal cord problems; iodine to … Continue reading

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Inhibitory motor control problems may be unique identifier in adults with ADHD

Young adults diagnosed with ADHD may display subtle physiological signs that could lead to a more precise diagnosis, according to Penn State researchers. In a recent study, young adults with ADHD, when performing a continuous motor task, had more difficulty … Continue reading

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