Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Asthma, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Health Disparities (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
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Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
TUESDAY, Feb. 14, 2017 -- Children in families struggling to make ends meet are developing asthma and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) at faster rates than kids from families with greater means, a new study finds. On the other hand,... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - February 14, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Very premature babies at risk of mental health problems – research
Studies reveal greater likelihood of attention disorders, shyness and anxiety in childhood and then adulthood for survivors with very low birth weight of 1kgChildren who are born very prematurely are at greater risk of developing mental health and social problems that can persist well into adulthood, according to one of the largest reviews of evidence.Those with an extremely low birth weight, at less than a kilogram, are more likely to have attention disorders and social difficulties as children, and feel more shyness, anxiety and depression as adults, than those born a healthy weight.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - February 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Psychology Biology Mental health Science Anxiety Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Society Children Childbirth Source Type: news

Poorly tuned neuronal communication may underlie neurological and psychiatric disease
(JCI Journals) In this issue of the JCI, Nils Brose and colleagues at the Max Planck Institute for Experimental Medicine have identified a mutation in a synaptic protein called UNC13 in a patient diagnosed with ASD, hyperactivity, and dyskinesia. Further investigation revealed that the UNC13 mutation disturbs the fine-tuning of neuronal communication at the level of the synapse. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - February 13, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

What You Should Know About The Link Between Black Licorice And Fetal Health
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What You Should Know About The Link Between Black Licorice And Fetal Health
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 9, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

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. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - February 8, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The Mediterranean diet and ADHD in children and adolescents - R íos-Hernández A, Alda JA, Farran-Codina A, Ferreira-García E, Izquierdo-Pulido M.
OBJECTIVES: Although attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been related to nutrient deficiencies and "unhealthy" diets, to date there are no studies that examined the relationship between the Mediterranean diet and ADHD. We hypothesized that ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 7, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Does eating liquorice in pregnancy raise the risk of ADHD?
Conclusion This study provides evidence of some link between how much liquorice a pregnant woman eats and earlier puberty in girls, but not boys. It also shows some association between pregnant women eating liquorice and their children scoring lower for intelligence and being more likely to have ADHD. However, this study has some limitations to consider: Glycyrrhizin is found in other food products, such as chewing gum, sweets, cookies, ice creams, herbal teas, and herbal and traditional medicines, as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. The amount of these products the women ate was not reported, which means ...
Source: NHS News Feed - February 6, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Food/diet Source Type: news

Social functioning in children with or at risk for attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder: a meta-analytic review - Ros R, Graziano PA.
Considerable work has demonstrated significant impairment in social functioning for children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The social functioning profiles of children with ADHD are marked by impairments across diverse domains as the... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 3, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Borna Disease Virus, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & Depression
This study closes the door on the relationship between BDV and mental illness in humans. There is no apparent connection between the Borna Disease Virus and schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or depression.   References Bautista J R, Schwartz G J, de la Torre J C, Moran T H, Carbone K M. Early and persistent abnormalities in rats with neonatally acquired Borna disease virus infection. Brain Res Bull. 1994;34:31–40. Carbone, K. M. (2001). Borna Disease Virus and Human Disease. Clinical Microbiology Reviews, 14(3), 513–527. http://doi.org/10.1128/CMR.14.3.513-527.2001 Dittrich W, Bode L, Ludwig H, Kao M, Schne...
Source: Psych Central - February 2, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Authors: John M. Grohol, Psy.D. Tags: Bipolar Depression Disorders General Schizophrenia BDV behavioral symptoms Bipolar Disorder Borna disease virus borna virus Infectious disease Source Type: news

The Mediterranean Diet Could Help Kids With ADHD
The Mediterranean diet is often celebrated for its health effects on the brain, especially later in life. Doctors recommend it for preventing Alzheimer’s and protecting the brain from aging. Now, research suggests the diet could also be beneficial for the brains of much younger people. A study published Jan. 30 in the journal Pediatrics found that children with “low adherence” to the traditional Mediterranean diet were seven times more likely to have ADHD than children with a strong adherence to the diet. In general, children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ate more sugar and processed ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 1, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the'Mediterranean' Diet Help Prevent ADHD?
There's no solid proof, but encouraging healthy eating is a wise move, specialist says Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Diets (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 30, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Could the'Mediterranean' Diet Help Prevent ADHD?
MONDAY, Jan. 30, 2017 -- Kids who follow a Mediterranean diet -- high in fruits, vegetables and " good " fats -- may be less likely to have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a small study suggests. Research on 120 children in Spain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 30, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Kids with ADHD make 6.1 million doctor visits a year in U.S.: CDC
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder account for more than 6 million physician office visits a year in the United States, say U.S. health officials. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids with ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.
Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Health Statistics, Medicines and Children (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - January 26, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
THURSDAY, Jan. 26, 2017 -- Kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder account for more than 6 million physician office visits a year in the United States, say U.S. health officials. An average 6.1 million trips to a doctor, pediatrician or... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - January 26, 2017 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Food Trends 2017: What a Nutritionist Sees and Hopes You'll See
By Keith-Thomas Ayoob, Ed.D., R.D. A new year brings an opportunity to reflect on and reevaluate our lives. When you're a registered dietitian/nutritionist, it's also time to review food trends for 2017. That's why I look forward to the annual "What's Trending in Nutrition," a survey from Pollack Communications based on interviews with thousands of registered dietitians. Here's the survey's list of "Top 10 Superfoods" for 2017: 1 Seeds, such as chia and hemp 6 Kale 2 Avocados 7 Green tea 3 Nuts, such as almonds and walnuts 8 Coconut products 4 Fermented foods, such as yogurt 9 Exotic fruits ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autism patients benefit from fecal transplants
Fecal transplants could help treat behavioral symptoms, such as irritability and hyperactivity, in autistic children by rebalancing their gut bacteria, an Arizona study claims. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Youngest children in class 'more likely to be given ADHD drugs'
Conclusion Overall, this study suggests that in Western Australia – and reportedly in other countries, too – the youngest children in a given school year are more likely to be diagnosed with and treated for ADHD than the eldest in the year. However, it's important not to draw too many conclusions from this brief report. The authors provide very limited information about their methods, so it's not possible to critique how they conducted their study. We don't know why they selected the 2013 school year, for example. It was said to be recommended, but we don't know why. It could be it was ...
Source: NHS News Feed - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Mental health Neurology Medication Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD: Younger children 'may be overdiagnosed'
New research suggests that the birth date of a child might influence their risk of being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 23, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Inattentive ADHD: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment
This article looks at the condition's symptoms and treatment options. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - January 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

Internet gaming disorder explains unique variance in psychological distress and disability after controlling for comorbid depression, OCD, ADHD, and anxiety - Pearcy BT, McEvoy PM, Roberts LD.
This study extends knowledge about the relationship of Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) to other established mental disorders by exploring comorbidities with anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and obsessive compulsive disor... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 21, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Media, Marketing, and Internet Issues Source Type: news

Increased anterior pelvic angle characterizes the gait of children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder - Naruse H, Fujisawa TX, Yatsuga C, Kubota M, Matsuo H, Takiguchi S, Shimada S, Imai Y, Hiratani M, Kosaka H, Tomoda A.
BACKGROUND: Children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) frequently have motor problems. Previous studies have reported that the characteristic gait in children with ADHD is immature and that subjects demonstrate higher levels of variabili... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 20, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Ontario children and youth with ADHD often prescribed antipsychotics, study finds
One in 20 Ontario children and youth have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and many are prescribed antipsychotic drugs, despite having no other mental health diagnoses, researchers have found. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - January 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Toronto Source Type: news

Alcobra to stop testing sole drug for ADHD after study fails
(Reuters) - Alcobra Ltd said it would abandon evaluating its only experimental drug to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), after a failed late-stage study, wiping away more than half the company's value before the bell on Tuesday. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders
An international team of scientists has unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new -- and potentially better -- treatments for cognitive disorders of the brain, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - January 17, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Dow chemical wants farmers to keep using a pesticide linked to autism and ADHD
(NaturalNews) On Mondays Magda and Amilcar Galindo take their daughter Eva to self-defense class. Eva is 12 but her trusting smile and arching pigtails make her look younger. Diagnosed with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, Eva doesn’t learn or behave like the typical 12-year-old. She struggles to make change, and she needs help... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - January 17, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Feinstein Institute genetic discovery provides new insight into cognitive disorders
(Northwell Health) An international team of scientists, led by Todd Lencz, PhD, professor at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research at Northwell Health and Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine, have unlocked some of the genes responsible for cognitive ability.The findings bring scientists a step closer to developing new -- and potentially better -- treatments for cognitive disorders of the brain, such as schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 17, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

[In Depth] Pioneering study images activity in fetal brains
Babies born prematurely are prone to problems later in life—they're more likely to develop autism or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and more likely to struggle in school. A new study that's among the first to investigate brain activity in human fetuses suggests that the underlying neurological issues may begin in the womb. The research, led by Moriah Thomason, a developmental neuroscientist at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and published this week in Scientific Reports, provides the first direct evidence of altered brain function in fetuses that go on to be born prematurely...
Source: ScienceNOW - January 13, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Greg Miller Tags: Neuroscience Source Type: news

Alcobra Provides Update on Recent FDA Meeting and Path Forward for MDX Clinical Development Program
TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alcobra Ltd. (Nasdaq:ADHD), an emerging pharmaceutical company focused on the development of new medications to treat patients with cognitive disorders, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity... (Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications)
Source: Drugs.com - New Drug Applications - January 9, 2017 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Source Type: news

Mylan launches new ADHD treatment in US
US-based pharmaceuticals company Mylan has launched the Methylphenidate Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP in the country for the treatment of patients affected with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: Pharmaceutical Technology)
Source: Pharmaceutical Technology - January 3, 2017 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peer influence as a potential magnifier of ADHD diagnosis - Aronson B.
The prevalence of Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is growing in America, but its cause is unclear. Scholars have identified many environmental factors that can cause or confound ADHD diagnosis, but epidemiological studies that try to co... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 30, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Profiles of co-occurring difficulties identified through school-based screening - Aitken M, Martinussen R, Childs R, Tannock R.
This study used latent class analysis to identify patterns of co-occurrence among common childhood difficulties (inattention/hyperactivity, internalizing, externalizing, peer problems, and reading difficulties). METHOD: Parents and teach... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

How much money is spent on health care for kids, where does it go?
Health care spending on children grew 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, with the most money spent in 2013 on inpatient well-newborn care, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and well-dental care, according to a new article. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 29, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Medical News Today: ADHD and Depression: What's the Connection?
ADHD conjures up thoughts of hyperactivity and energy, but depression can also be a symptom. Find out how depression and ADHD are linked. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - December 29, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: ADHD / ADD Source Type: news

How much money is spent on health care for kids, where does it go?
(The JAMA Network Journals) Health care spending on children grew 56 percent between 1996 and 2013, with the most money spent in 2013 on inpatient well-newborn care, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and well-dental care, according to an article published online by JAMA Pediatrics. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Pot Use In Pregnancy Is Going Up. Here's What We Know So Far About Its Effects
Pregnant women are using more pot than they used to, according to a large survey of 200,000 women in the U.S. While rates of use are still low overall among pregnant women, they’ve increased a dramatic 62 percent over the past 12 years, rising from 2.4 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2014, with young women primarily driving the increase. While only about 2.1 percent of women ages 26 to 44 used marijuana while pregnant, 7.5 percent of women 18 to 25 have done the same. Experts aren’t sure why pot use has increased among pregnant women, and especially younger pregnant women. One leading theory is...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pot Use In Pregnancy Is Going Up. Here's What We Know So Far About Its Effects
Pregnant women are using more pot than they used to, according to a large survey of 200,000 women in the U.S. While rates of use are still low overall among pregnant women, they’ve increased a dramatic 62 percent over the past 12 years, rising from 2.4 percent in 2002 to 3.9 percent in 2014, with young women primarily driving the increase. While only about 2.1 percent of women ages 26 to 44 used marijuana while pregnant, 7.5 percent of women 18 to 25 have done the same. Experts aren’t sure why pot use has increased among pregnant women, and especially younger pregnant women. One leading theory is...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - December 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Anger-irritability as a mediator of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder risk for adolescent alcohol use and the contribution of coping skills - Harty SC, Gnagy EM, Pelham WE, Molina BS.
BACKGROUND: Research on susceptibility to alcohol use disorder within the attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) population has begun to expand examination of putative moderators and mediators in order to develop effective treatments. Specific dys... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 21, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Neos Therapeutics resubmits ADHD drug marketing application
(Reuters) - Drug developer Neos Therapeutics Inc said on Tuesday it resubmitted the marketing application for its attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drug to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 20, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Investigating the impact of cognitive load and motivation on response control in relation to delay discounting in children with ADHD - Martinelli MK, Mostofsky SH, Rosch KS.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is characterized by deficits in impulse control across a range of behaviors, from simple actions to those involving complex decision-making (e.g., preference for smaller-sooner versus larger later rewards). T... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Risky decision-making in children with and without ADHD: a prospective study - Humphreys KL, Tottenham N, Lee SS.
Learning from past decisions can enhance successful decision-making. It is unclear whether difficulties in learning from experience may contribute to risky decision-making, which may be altered among individuals with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorde... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 16, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

French rarely medicate children for ADHD, treat underlying conditions
(NaturalNews) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a well known medical term in America, but in France, it’s rarely used, if ever. That’s because doctors in France address behavioral issues in children holistically, not as a condition that can be drugged out of them. ADHD is a predatory label, used to force nefarious amphetamine drugs... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - December 14, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain tests may predict children at risk of becoming 'social burdens'
Conclusion This study aimed to test the hypothesis that childhood risks may be able to predict poor outcomes in adulthood (such as obesity, criminal convictions, rate of cigarette smoking etc.) that are potentially responsible for the greatest economic burden on society. Overall it found that the four factors – growing up in more socially deprived conditions, experience of child maltreatment, poor childhood IQ score, and exhibition of low self-control – were associated with poorer outcomes in adulthood. The research benefits from using a fairly large sample of individuals followed up from birth until ...
Source: NHS News Feed - December 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Mental health Pregnancy/child Source Type: news

Mind Conduct disorders in children with poor oral hygiene habits and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children with excessive tooth decay - Dursun OB, Şengül F, Esin IS, Demirci T, Yücel N, Ömezli MM.
INTRODUCTION: Dental caries and poor oral hygiene are among the major childhood public health problems. Although dental research frequently refers to the link between these conditions and behavioural issues, little attention has been paid to understanding ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Role of neurotrophic factors in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - Tsai SJ.
Neurotrophins (NTs), a family of proteins including nerve growth factor, brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), neurotrophin-3, and neurotrophin-4, are essential for neural growth, survival, and differentiation, and are therefore crucial for brain devel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

New intracellular dopamine receptor function may offer hope to schizophrenia patients
Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that plays an important role in controlling movement, emotion and cognition. Dopamine dysfunction is believed to be one of the causes of disorders like Schizophrenia, Tourette's syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Parkinson's disease. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 9, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Paternal aging and its possible link to neurodevelopmental disorders
(Tohoku University) Neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are on the rise but their underlying mechanisms are poorly understood. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Working out the genetic risk for ADHD
Genetics play a strong part in the development of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but the path from a gene to risk for the disorder has remained a black box to researchers.. A new study suggests how the risk gene ADGRL3 (LPHN3) might work. ADGRL3 encodes the protein latrophilin 3, which regulates communication between brain cells. According to the study, a common variation of the gene associated with ADHD disrupts its ability to regulate gene transcription - the formation of mRNA from DNA that leads to expression of the gene. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - December 7, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news