Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Alternatives for Hard-to-Raise Children
Raising any child can feel like a puzzle. However, when your child has ADD or ADHD, that puzzle can seem to have a few missing pieces. This was the case for Laura J. Stevens with her first son, Tommy. As she describes in Solving the Puzzle of Your ADD/ADHD Child: Natural Alternatives for Hard-to-Raise Children, when Tommy was four, a pediatric neurologist concluded that he was hyperactive and “would probably experience sever learning problems in school and always require special education classes.” Something about that conclusion didn’t sit well with Stevens, who has a master’s degree in nutritional science and has written extensively about the relationships between diet and health. Yet when Stevens asked the pediatrician about the role of diet in hyperactive children, she was told there was none. In fact, Stevens and her husband were told to use M&M candies to reward Tommy’s good behavior. Yet when Tommy’s behavior deteriorated even further, Stevens began to notice that certain foods, additives, and chemicals in the environment seemed to set him off. Finally, Stevens had her son’s blood levels tested. The tests revealed that he had abnormally low levels of fatty acids. Supplementing his diet with omega-3 fatty acids and adding magnesium to his diet had a noticeably calming effect on Tommy. To this day, Stevens writes, Tommy — who has since graduated with high honors from a prestigious university —...
Publication date: Available online 5 April 2020Source: Aggression and Violent BehaviorAuthor(s): Alison Datoc, Kirsten Horne, Charles Golden
Conclusion. The results of this study yield further support for the importance of rapid functional improvements during a PT episode of care. In addition, patients demonstrated roughly two-thirds of their improvement in the first 40% of visits regardless of their symptom duration. This study may help clinicians identify a need to modify a plan of care if insufficient early improvement is observed. Level of Evidence: 3
Study Design. A prospective cross-sectional study. Objective. To evaluate the prevalence of sacroiliac joint dysfunction in patients with lumbar disc hernia and examine the variations in clinical parameters cause by this combination. Summary of Background Data. Although one of the many agents leading to lumbar pain is sacroiliac dysfunction, little progress has still been made to evaluate mechanical pain from sacroiliac joint dysfunction within the context of differential diagnosis of lumbar pain. Methods. Two hundred thirty-four patients already diagnosed with lumbar disc hernia were included in the study. Duri...
Publication date: Available online 16 March 2020Source: Best Practice &Research Clinical Obstetrics &GynaecologyAuthor(s): Terence T. Lao
Updated labels state that studies have not identified a drug-associated risk of major birth defects when interferon beta products are used in early pregnancy.Medscape Medical News
The gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-shift hypothesis proposes that GABA agonist action is excitatory early in development and transitions to an inhibitory role later in life. In experiment 1, the nonspecific GABA agonist, valproic acid (VPA), was administered to pregnant C57BL/6 mice on embryonic day 13. Fetal and maternal brains were harvested 2 h post-VPA exposure and assayed for nuclear factor erythroid 2-related factor 2 (NRF2) and H3 expression through western blot analysis. In experiment 2, VPA was administered to neonatal pups on P14 and adult mice on P60. In both experiments, it was observed that NRF2 express...
While some biologics increase the risk for infection, an important consideration during a COVID-19 pandemic, there are options that don't have this effect.Medscape Medical News
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If there was one glimmer of hope among the alarming number of cases of COVID-19 in the past few months, it was that young children seemed to avoid more serious illness. That trend, which doctors in China first reported, seems to be holding true in the US as well. In the latest Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report report released today by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), scientists say that compared to adults, children under the age of 18 are less likely to experience the typical symptoms of infection, including fever, cough and difficulty breathing, and are also less likely to need hospitalization and less likely to...
[Plan International] At eight months pregnant, 13-year-old Aisatu* sits in silence listening to music playing from a badly tuned FM radio. As dusk falls, Aisatu from Sierra Leone is another day closer to becoming a child mother -- something that she did not plan for, nor wants.
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