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Exposing Frog Embryos to a Chemical Cocktail Causes Thyroid Hormone Disruption

Findings published today provide evidence that exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) causes changes in thyroid hormone signalling, which disturbs brain development. The results are published by Nature in a peer-reviewed paper in Scientific Reports entitled “Human amniotic fluid contaminants … Continue reading

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Hidalgo Co. Mother Wants Education for ADHD Students to Improve

A Mercedes mother claimed the school district her son attends is causing more stress in her son’s education. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) can impair a person’s concentration, memory, motivation and much more. The condition can contribute to learning challenges … Continue reading

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J&J’s Janssen taps Japanese digital health company Welby for ADHD app

Japanese digital health company Welby has collaborated with Janssen, a pharmaceutical division of Johnson & Johnson, to develop a mobile app for people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The app will be available on iOS and Android throughout … Continue reading

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OU students with ADHD emphasize life-changing value of prescription medications

Political science senior John Shelden has trouble focusing. His mind wrestles with itself for control, and his thoughts can be hard to corral. The stillness of the classroom winds him up, so he concentrates on concentrating, as even a momentary … Continue reading

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3 Epic ADHD Studies

Recently, some researchers published a study showing some ways the ADHD brain tends to be different than the non-ADHD brain. This study has gotten a fair amount of press, relative to other ADHD studies anyway. I mean, if you’re an … Continue reading

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Anxiety and ADHD in Patients With Single-Ventricle Congenital Heart Disease

In a cross-sectional study recently published in Pediatrics, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Massachusetts found that adolescents with single-ventricle congenital heart disease (CHD) have a fivefold increase in rates of anxiety disorders and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder … Continue reading

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Stop punishing kids with ADHD, say advocates

Using sophisticated imaging technology, a recent study showed several regions of the brain are smaller in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The disorder causes inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that impairs their daily function. About 5.3 per cent of … Continue reading

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A Genetic Lead in ADHD

Researchers from the National Human Genome Research Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, have further characterized a genetic risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).[1] Their study focused on gene variants within a previously characterized ADHD linkage region called ADGRL3. In 838 individuals, of … Continue reading

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The best medicine for ADHD might not be medicine, at least at first

Steve and Michelle were desperate. Their 6-year-old son, Sam, was diagnosed with ADHD soon after entering first grade. Sam’s behavior seemed outright defiant: He ignored adults when his name was called and was in constant motion.  Sam let out bloodcurdling … Continue reading

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Georgia bill would require new ADHD prescriptions every 5 days

A bill meant to curb the abuse of prescription opioids in Georgia has stirred outrage in the ADHD community because a provision requires adults and children on medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to get new prescriptions every five days. … Continue reading

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