Born to run: just not on cocaine
(Florida Atlantic University) A study finds a surprising response to cocaine in a novel strain of mutant mice -- they failed to show hyperactivity seen in normal mice when given cocaine and didn't run around. In other tests, they still found cocaine appealing, but displayed an inability to shake the memory of cocaine's actions when the drug was no longer administered. The key change that blocks cocaine's stimulant effects in these mice is serotonin, not dopamine, which is responsible for producing a high. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 16, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Connection of children to nature brings less distress, hyperactivity and behavioral problems
(The University of Hong Kong) A new 16-item parent questionnaire (CNI-PPC) to measure 'connectedness to nature' in very young children has been developed by Dr. Sobko and her collaborator Professor Gavin Brown, Director of the Quantitative Data Analysis and Research Unit at the University of Auckland. The results revealed that parents who saw their child had a closer connection with nature had less distress, less hyperactivity, and fewer behavioral and emotional difficulties, and improved pro-social behavior. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 11, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Animal Study Suggests Ritalin Won't Harm the Heart
WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 -- Ritalin, a widely used stimulant drug to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), likely poses no risk of heart damage in children, new research in monkeys suggests. The findings are " very reassuring, " said... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 9, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Prenatal Valproate Exposure Linked to Increased ADHD Risk
FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 -- Use of the antiepileptic drug (AED) valproate during pregnancy is associated with an increased risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) among offspring, according to a study published online Jan. 4 in JAMA... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - January 4, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Study examines association between prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs and ADHD in children
This study examined whether prenatal exposure to valproate and other antiepileptic drugs was associated with increased risk of   attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children. More than 913,000 children in Denmark were included in the observational study, and exposure to antiepileptic drugs was defined as pregnancies where mothers redeemed one or more prescriptions for the medications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Can a video game-based 'digital medicine' help children with autism and co-occurring ADHD?
(Children's Hospital of Philadelphia) Researchers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) evaluated a digital medicine tool designed as an investigational treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and co-occurring attention/deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - January 3, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain
Children born to moms who smoked or ingested marijuana during pregnancy suffer higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, and inattention. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - January 1, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Features Magazine Issue Source Type: news

ADHD | Medscape ADHD | Medscape
Review in-depth clinical information, latest medical news, and guidelines on attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Recognize ADHD symptoms, become adept at ADHD test methods, and learn about ADHD treatment for children and adults. (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - December 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Resource Center Source Type: news

Attendance and engagement in parent training predict child behavioral outcomes in children pharmacologically treated for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and severe aggression - Joseph HM, Farmer C, Kipp H, Kolko D, Aman M, McGinley J, Arnold LE, Gadow KD, Findling RL, Molina BSG.
We examined the association of parent training (PT)-related factors with therapeutic success in the Treatment of Severe Childhood Aggression (TOSCA) study. Our aims were (1) to evaluate demographic and clinical characteristics as predictors of ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 31, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

North Texas biotech settles litigation over ADHD drug
Grand Prairie-based Neos Therapeutics Inc. entered into a confidential settlement and licensing agreement with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve all ongoing litigation involving Neos' patents for its Cotempla product. The two companies got involved in litigation after Teva Pharmaceuticals USA of North Wales, Pennsylvania, filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of the medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Under the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - December 27, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: John George Source Type: news

A class of plant-derived compounds show promise in treating ADHD
(Natural News) The number of children diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen by over 41 percent in the last decade, making it the most commonly diagnosed childhood disorder in the U.S. Apart from conventional treatments for the condition, researchers are looking into plant-based compounds called oligomeric proanthocyanidins (OPCs) as possible alternatives. As... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Neos, Teva settle litigation over ADHD drug
Neos Therapeutics Inc. entered into a confidential settlement and licensing agreement Wednesday with Teva Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. to resolve all ongoing litigation involving Neos' patents for its Cotempla product. The two companies got involved in litigation after Teva Pharmaceuticals USA of North Wales, Pa., filed an application with the Food and Drug Administration to market a generic version of the medicine used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Under the settlement and license… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - December 26, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news

Sport concussion and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in student athletes: A cohort study - Iaccarino MA, Fitzgerald M, Pulli A, Woodworth KY, Spencer TJ, Zafonte R, Biederman J.
The objectives of this study were to determine whether ADHD is an antec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Critical reflections on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the criminal justice system: Swedish female ex-offenders' narratives of diagnosis - Österman LAM.
Recent years have seen an emerging link between attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and criminal behaviour. Sweden is a leader in this field of research, and high levels of ADHD are reported in the Swedish criminal justice system. The aetiology... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 25, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Jurisprudence, Laws, Legislation, Policies, Rules Source Type: news

Supernus Pharma's ADHD drug meets main goal in study on adolescents
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc said on Thursday its drug for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder met the main goal in a late-stage trial on adolescents, weeks after results from trials testing the drug on children failed to impress investors. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Even small amounts of exercise found to alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults
(Natural News) Another study proves that exercise benefits the brain, even in small amounts. A study carried out by researchers at the University of Georgia revealed that adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) who exercise, even in small amounts, can experience improvements in the symptoms of their condition. ADHD is a behavioral disorder that makes... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Family structure, birth order, and aggressive behaviors among school-aged boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) - Hsu YC, Chen CT, Yang HJ, Chou P.
PURPOSE: To evaluate the associations between family structure, birth order, and aggressive behaviors among school-aged boys with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHODS: We conducted a matched case-control study. Data were retriev... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 14, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Concept Clearance » Refinement and Testing of Interventions to Enhance and Sustain ADHD Treatment Effects Across Settings and Developmental Transitions
The goal of this FOA is to support research that evaluates the effectiveness of augmented or modified interventions designed to promote enhanced and sustained improvement in attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and functional impairments across settings and transitions throughout childhood, adolescence, and young adulthood. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Source: National Institute of Mental Health - December 13, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: National Institute of Mental Health Source Type: news

Younger siblings of kids with autism and ADHD have higher risk of these disorders
(Reuters Health) - - Children who have an older brother or sister with autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be more likely to develop these conditions than kids who don't have an older sibling with these neurological problems, a new study suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis ADHD and ASD Risk Rises When Older Sibling Has a Diagnosis
A new study finds that younger siblings of children with attention- deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are at an increased risk of also developing these disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - December 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics News Source Type: news

Risk Up for Later-Born Siblings of Children With ASD, ADHD
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Later-born siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have an elevated risk of being diagnosed with the same or the other disorder, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - December 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Autism, ADHD in One Child Tied to Raised Risk in Siblings
MONDAY, Dec. 10, 2018 -- Autism and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are so closely linked that they not only run in families, but each increases the risk of the other in future siblings, a new study finds. Younger siblings of... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Peer victimization in preadolescent children with ADHD in Turkey - Örengül AC, Goker H, Zorlu A, Gormez V, Soylu N.
The present study aims to investigate peer victimization and its relationship with comorbid psychiatric diagnoses and quality of life (QoL) among children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Study sample consisted of 66 children with ADHD... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Estimates of ASD, ADHD risk in siblings born after older children with those disorders
(JAMA Network) Siblings born in a family after other children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were more likely to be diagnosed with the same disorder or the other disorder. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - December 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Supernus Pharma's ADHD treatment fails to impress; shares fall
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc's treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder met the main goal of two trials, but shares fell about 16 percent on Thursday as the data failed to convince some investors that the drug was better than rivals. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

South Africa: South Africa's Children Aren't Getting the Mental Health Care They Need
[The Conversation Africa] Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increased scientific, clinical and public attention over the past few decades. It's the most common psychiatric disorder in children - affecting 2% to 16% of the school going population. (Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine)
Source: AllAfrica News: Health and Medicine - December 6, 2018 Category: African Health Source Type: news

Supernus Pharma's ADHD treatment meets main goal in two studies
Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc on Thursday said its experimental treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) met the main goal of reducing disorder symptoms in children in two late-stage studies. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Correction: Bishop, H. et al. Driving among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Safety 2018, 4, 40 - Bishop H, Boe L, Stavrinos D, Mirman J.
The published version of the paper [1] had incorrect bibliographic information in Table 1 (e.g., author names; citations). The information has been corrected by the authorship team. Language: en... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Remittance or persistence of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and its impact on recidivism in risky driving behaviors - Valero S, B ösch R, Corominas M, Barrau V, Ramos-Quiroga JA, Casas M.
OBJECTIVE: Recent data regarding the persistence or remittance of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis into adulthood raise the question of its possible role in crucial public health issues, including road safety, especially when neuro... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 4, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity after severe traumatic brain injury in children: prevalence, risk factors, and outcome - Alofisan TO, Algarni YA, Alharfi IM, Miller MR, Charyk Stewart T, Fraser DD, Tijssen JA.
OBJECTIVE: To describe paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity in pediatric patients with severe traumatic brain injury using the new consensus definition, the risk factors associated with developing paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity, and the outcomes asso... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 3, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

#MayoClinicRadio podcast: 12/1/18
Listen: Mayo Clinic Radio 12/1/18 On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Mollie Luhman, a living kidney donor, and Dr. Mark Stegall,?a surgeon at Mayo Clinic who helped perform the transplant,?share their story.?Also on the podcast, Dr. Michael Zaccariello, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, explains why attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)?is on the rise.?And Dr. Donald [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - December 3, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

Youngest Students More Likely To Be Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Finds
This study confirms on a larger scale what other studies have shown on a smaller one. It confirms that there may be developmental confounders in the diagnosis of the condition and that the relative immaturity of young children’s brains can make those that are merely younger at school entry demonstrate behaviors consistent with ADHD.” Christakis was not involved in the research. Joel Nigg, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at Oregon Health and Science University, said that tracking the diagnoses through an insurance database allowed researchers to see what clinicians are doing, which can be m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health ADHD CNN Harvard Medical School New England Journal Of Medicine Source Type: news

Youngest Kindergarten Students More Likely To Be Diagnosed With ADHD, Study Finds
This study confirms on a larger scale what other studies have shown on a smaller one. It confirms that there may be developmental confounders in the diagnosis of the condition and that the relative immaturity of young children’s brains can make those that are merely younger at school entry demonstrate behaviors consistent with ADHD.” Christakis was not involved in the research. Joel Nigg, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral neuroscience at Oregon Health and Science University, said that tracking the diagnoses through an insurance database allowed researchers to see what clinicians are doing, which can be m...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 29, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health ADHD CNN Harvard Medical School New England Journal Of Medicine Source Type: news

Youngest children in kindergarten face higher risk of ADHD diagnosis
(Reuters Health) - Being one of the youngest in a kindergarten class dramatically increases the odds that a child will be diagnosed and treated for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder(ADHD), a large new U.S. study has concluded. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

ADHD Diagnosis, Treatment Up for August-Born Children
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- In states with a Sept. 1 cutoff for kindergarten entry, the rates of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) diagnosis and treatment are higher for children born in August than those born in September, according... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - November 28, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Could Young Age at School Start Lead to False Diagnosis of ADHD?
WEDNESDAY, Nov. 28, 2018 -- Does being the youngest in the class up your child's odds of being erroneously diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? It might. New research suggests these kids appear to be about 30 percent more... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 28, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD: First genetic risk locations uncovered
The largest genetic study of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder finds 12 genomic segments that raise the risk of developing the condition. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 28, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Driving among adolescents with autism spectrum disorder and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Bishop H, Boe L, Stavrinos D, Mirman J.
Over the past several decades there has been a surge of research on the contextual, biological, and psychological factors associated with transportation safety in adolescence. However, we know much less about the factors contributing to transportation safe... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Eating disorders impact on vigilance and decision making of a community sample of treatment naive attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder young adults - Nazar BP, Trindade AP, Leslie M, Malloy-Diniz LF, Sergeant J, Treasure J, Mattos P.
Although impulsivity is suggested as a possible link to explain the association of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with an Eating Disorder (ED), there is little research on how clinical and cognitive/neuropsychological functioning might cha... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Scientists find genetic variants that increase risk of ADHD
Team says study of 55,000 individuals could potentially lead to new drugs and reduce stigmaScientists have uncovered genetic variants that increase the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in research that experts hope could lead to a better understanding of the condition.ADHD is thought to affect about 2.5% of adults and about 5% of children worldwide. Concerns have been raised that the neurodevelopmental disorder isunder-diagnosed and under-treated in the UK.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 26, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Nicola Davis Tags: Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Genetics Science Society Source Type: news

Newly Mapped Genes May Hold Keys to ADHD
MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 -- Millions of American kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have a genetic vulnerability to the disease, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 55,000 individuals and... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 26, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

First genetic map of the Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
(University of Barcelona) An international study, focused on the analysis of the genome of more than 50,000 people worldwide, has identified twelve specific fragments of DNA related to the vulnerability of the attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study has been published in the journal Nature Genetics, involves more than eighty authors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - November 26, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Opioids Are In the Spotlight. But Meth Hospitalizations Are Surging
The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed by the nation’s intense focus on opioids. Amphetamine-related hospitalizations jumped by about 245% from 2008 to 2015, according to a recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. That dwarfs the rise in hospitalizations from other drugs, such as opioids, which were up by about 46%. The most significant increases were in Western states. The surge in hospitalizations and deaths due to amphetamines “is just totally off the radar,” ...
Source: TIME: Health - November 21, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Anna Gorman / Kaiser Health News Tags: Uncategorized public health Source Type: news

Postural balance performance of children with ADHD, with and without medication: a quantitative approach - Sarafpour M, Shirazi SY, Shirazi E, Ghazaei F, Parnianpour Z.
tAtention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) significantly impairs the performance of students during their early school years. However, the extent of the difference in postural stability between children with ADHD and Typically Developed (TD) children,... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 21, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Automatic extraction and detection of characteristic movement patterns in children with ADHD based on a convolutional neural network (CNN) and acceleration images - Munoz-Organero M, Powell L, Heller B, Harpin V, Parker J.
Attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder, which is characterized by inattention, hyperactivity and impulsive behaviors. In particular, children have difficulty keeping still exhibiting increased fine and gross mo... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 20, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Risks of bipolar disorder, depressive disorder, and traumatic brain injury among siblings of patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder - Wei HT, Pan TL, Hsu JW, Huang KL, Bai YM, Ko NY, Su TP, Li CT, Tsai SJ, Lin WC, Chen TJ, Chen MH.
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have suggested that the unaffected siblings of patients with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) experience deficits in attention, impulsivity control, and behavior inhibition, which are associated with health-risk ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 17, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Vigilance demand and the effects of stimulant drugs in a five-choice reaction-time procedure in mice - Katz JL, Kohut SJ, Soto P.
Stimulant drugs used for treating attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase signal-detection accuracy in five-choice serial reaction-time procedures. These increases may result from drug-induced increases in control exerted by the stimuli th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 16, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about ADHD
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a set of behaviors that is common in children, leading to an inability to concentrate or sit still. It can also occur in adults. Read on to learn about the different specifiers for ADHD, treatments, and research into the possible causes. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - November 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Move More, Sit Less: Government Issues New Exercise Guidelines
By Arman Azad, CNN (CNN) — If you’re sitting down while reading this, stand up. Guidelines released Monday by the federal government show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need, costing the health care system over $100 billion each year. The new standards are similar to those released 10 years ago, but the government is scrapping a recommendation that physical activity occur in 10-minute blocks, instead telling Americans to “move more and sit less” whenever possible. Any amount of exercise has some health benefits, officials say, and some benefits are even immediate, like better ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - November 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CNN Exercise Source Type: news

Surprising Research on Cannabis
Much of what we think we know about cannabis may soon change as a result of new research that uncovers some surprising facts. Indeed, the topic, which can be emotionally charged, is the focus of intense scientific study. Is cannabis good for you? Is it addictive? What long-term harms can use cause? The answers to these questions are multi-layered and not always clear-cut, which is why cannabis research continues with even more urgency. FACTS ON CANNABIS ADDICTION AND DEPENDENCE Current estimates are that one in 10 cannabis users will develop cannabis addiction or dependence. The potency of the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol ...
Source: Psych Central - November 9, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Suzanne Kane Tags: Addictions Habits Healthy Living Memory and Perception Miscellaneous Drugs Neuroscience Substance Abuse Source Type: news