Kids' Behavior Linked To Moms' Acetaminophen Use During Pregnancy
This study adds further support to the previous findings, said Zeyan Liew, a post-doctoral scholar of epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, Fielding School of Public Health. Liew was not involved in the study. In addition, the researchers were able to rule out other factors that may have had an effect on behavioral problems in the children, including genetics and family history, Liew told Live Science. There were several limitations, however. The women in the study did not provide information on how much acetaminophen they took, or how often they took it, Liew said. And the behavioral problems in the c...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids with ADHD
Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Medicines, Teen Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
WEDNESDAY, Aug. 17, 2016 -- Despite concerns that the stimulants used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might raise the risk of drug abuse, new research suggests the medications are linked with less risky behaviors in... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 17, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

The 5 Top Tips For Feeding Our Children Right From The Start
As parents, we all want to do the best for our children. We advocate getting them into the best schools and making sure the best teachers are teaching them. We keep them physically active by shuttling them from one activity to the next. But sometimes we miss the mark when it comes to what we are feeding them. Our children are being left behind with the poor food they are fed. We are seeing an explosion of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism and developmental disorders. In addition, many of our children have what used to be diseases only seen in adults, such as obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and f...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 16, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Common painkiller used by mums-to-be linked to children ’s behavioural issues
Paracetamol associated with heightened risk of conduct problems and hyperactivity Related items fromOnMedica Long-term risk of paracetamol is underestimated Pregnancy paracetamol warning Doctors should exercise caution in prescribing Ritalin for ADHD No role for paracetamol in treating pain in osteoarthritis Codeine not to be used for coughs and colds in children under 12 (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - August 16, 2016 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Acetaminophen during pregnancy may increase risk of hyperactivity in kids
Women who take acetaminophen during pregnancy are more likely to have a hyperactive child, according to a new study. Prenatal exposure to the medication was associated with a higher risk of having children who exhibit emotional or behavioral symptoms, the researchers said. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Pain Relievers, Pregnancy (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
MONDAY, Aug. 15, 2016 -- Pregnant women who take acetaminophen -- best known as Tylenol -- might raise the risk that their child will develop behavioral problems such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

What Medical Problems Can Patients with Turner Syndrome Have?
Discussion Turner Syndrome (TS) is one of the most common genetic disorders in females. It was first described by Dr. Henry H. Turner in 1938. It affects 1 in 2000-2500 births and ~70,000 girls and women have TS in the United States. It is caused by the absence of all or part of the second X chromosome. The most common variation is 45X which affects about 50% of TS patients and usually has the most complications, but there are other variations. Phenotypes vary and therefore the age of diagnosis varies. Mean age of diagnosis unfortunately is 15 years. Diagnosis is made by chromosomal analysis. Haploinsufficiency of the SHOX...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - August 15, 2016 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs
Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, College Health (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - August 12, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs
FRIDAY, Aug. 12, 2016 -- College students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or other psychiatric problems, a new study shows. The study also found that immediate-release stimulants are... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 12, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Can Your Immune System Affect Your Ability to Make Friends?
By Jill Suttie We at Greater Good often write about the importance of social connection in our lives. Many studies suggest that people with stronger social ties tend to be happier and healthier than those without them. Now, new research may provide a clue about the connection between social functioning and health and well-being. Neuroscientists at the University of Virginia have uncovered a pathway through which immune system molecules involved in fighting off infections impact brain activity and social deficits in mice. In their experiment, mice bred without normal immune function--known as SCID mice--were found t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 8, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD, substance-use disorder
(Massachusetts General Hospital) A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 8, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Integrative Scientist Pizzorno: "Toxicity is the Primary Driver of Disease"
Regular medicine is awakening to the dumbfounding reality that clinical care accounts for just 10%-20% of the factors contributing to health. But if research recently presented by a leader in the revitalization of the naturopathic medical profession - and of the movements for functional and integrative medicine - is correct, even the most aggressive adopters of the new thinking are still missing the boat. The new thinking argues that if we want to create health, we need to address things like poverty, education, genetics and healthy behaviors. The figure describes these. Yet according to best-selling author and resear...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Practicing Medicine in Autism's Diagnostic Gray Zone
By Lisa Shulman, M.D. When I was much younger and trying to decide what to do with my life, I thought I wanted to be a lawyer. That changed the day my high school civics class held a mock trial and I was selected as the "prosecutor." Almost immediately, I discovered I didn't have the makeup to be a lawyer. If you gave me a good argument on one side that I staunchly believed in, I was ready to make a case. But it didn't take much to change my mind when I heard a good argument for the opposing point of view. So I decided I wanted to pursue something more "black and white"--such as medicine. I reasoned t...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 3, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Combining medications could offer better results for ADHD patients
Three studies report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy alone. At present, studies show that the use of several ADHD medications result in significant reductions in ADHD symptoms. However, so far there is no conclusive evidence that these standard drug treatments also improve long-term academic, social, and clinical outcomes. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - August 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

4 Out of 5 Kids With Epilepsy Have Other Health Problems: Study
MONDAY, Aug. 1, 2016 -- Nearly 80 percent of children who have the seizure disorder epilepsy also have other health conditions, such as digestive troubles and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, a large Norwegian study finds. " Parents should... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 1, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Combining medications could offer better results for ADHD patients
(Elsevier) Three studies to be published in the August 2016 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry report that combining two standard medications could lead to greater clinical improvements for children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) than either ADHD therapy alone. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - August 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms, type of offending and recidivism in a prison population: The role of substance dependence - Rom án-Ithier JC, González RA, Vélez-Pastrana MC, González-Tejera GM, Albizu-García CE.
This study aimed to examine correlates of childhood ADHD sym... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 29, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Alcohol and Other Drugs Source Type: news

Neurovance reports positive results from Phase IIb trial of CTN to treat ADHD
US-based, clinical stage, neuroscience-focused company Neurovance has reported a positive outcome for the Phase IIb trial of centanafadine SR (CTN) to treat adults with attention-deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (Source: Drug Development Technology)
Source: Drug Development Technology - July 28, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Millions Of Adult Women Have ADHD. So Why Does It Feel So Lonely?
Life as a 31-year-old with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) presents certain challenges for Erin Soto, a stay-at-home mom with 7- and 9-year-old boys. She was diagnosed as a teenager and prescribed medication, but it made her feel like a “zombie.” Now, she manages her symptoms with a therapist ― and with lists. Every night before bed, Soto meticulously outlines what she needs to accomplish the next day, a tool that helps keep her focused, but that can also exacerbate her anxiety. “A normal person can create a list and if they don’t get through it, they’ll be fine,” Soto ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 27, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

ADHD medication reduces risky behavior in children, teens, research finds
New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder offer long-term benefits. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD
A team of scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. The study involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 27, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

How can Continuous Performance Test help to assess inattention when mood and ADHD symptoms coexist? - Mesquita C, Nazar BP, Pinna CM, Rabelo B, Serra-Pinheiro MA, Sergeant J, Mattos P.
Depression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are prevalent, and often comorbid, disorders, with varying severity levels among patients. Inattention is a symptom present in both disorders, which often makes their differential diagnosis dif... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

Common brain changes found in children with autism, ADHD and OCD
( Centre for Addiction and Mental Health ) A team of Toronto scientists has found similarities in brain impairments in children with autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder.The study, published this month in the American Journal of Psychiatry, involved brain imaging of white matter in 200 children. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - July 27, 2016 Category: Biology Source Type: news

ADHD medication reduces risky behavior in children, teens, Princeton research finds
( Princeton University ) New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder offer long-term benefits. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Hyperthyroidism: Too Much Of A Good Thing
By: Dr. Alan Christianson When someone you know is living with hypothyroidism, it can be tempting to think that if only the doctor would prescribe an extra helping of thyroid hormone, your friend or loved one would feel so much better and would enjoy life more. And in some cases, an extra helping might be in order. In other cases, not so much. Too much thyroid hormone can actually be dangerous, which is why doctors are loathe to bump the levothyroxin dosage up an extra 25 micrograms or so for one of their patients who's still experiencing hypothyroid symptoms. Tests always come first, and there's a good reason for that....
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 18, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?
Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were takenSource: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Drug Abuse, Drugs and Young People (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 15, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?
FRIDAY, July 15, 2016 -- Parents often worry that their children who take stimulants to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at higher risk for substance abuse later. Now, a surprising new study finds that risk was actually... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 15, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in Children) (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - July 14, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Epilepsy may triple ADHD risk, Danish study finds
Kathleen Doheny, HealthDay News Children with epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, new Danish research suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 13, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds
WEDNESDAY, July 13, 2016 -- Children who suffer from epilepsy or fever-related seizures may face a higher risk of also having attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), new Danish research suggests. The findings echo those of some previous... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 13, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Double-dissociation between the mechanism leading to impulsivity and inattention in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a resting-state functional connectivity study - Sanefuji M, Craig M, Parlatini V, Mehta MA, Murphy DG, Catani M, Cerliani L, Thiebaut de Schotten M.
Two core symptoms characterize Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) subtypes: inattentiveness and hyperactivity-impulsivity. While previous brain imaging research investigated ADHD as if it was a homogenous condition, its two core symptoms may o... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 12, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Distraction, Fatigue, Chronobiology, Vigilance, Workload Source Type: news

A meta-analysis and systematic review of the risks associated with childhood attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder on long-term outcome of arrests, convictions, and incarcerations - Mohr-Jensen C, Steinhausen HC.
The primary aim of this study was to systematically review and estimate the risk of arrests, convictions, and incarcerations associated with childhood Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in long-term outcome studies. In addition, all included s... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 10, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Childhood maltreatment and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in adults: a large twin study - Capusan AJ, Kuja-Halkola R, Bendtsen P, Viding E, McCrory E, Marteinsdottir I, Larsson H.
Background Childhood maltreatment (CM) has been associated with increased risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children and adults. It is, however, unclear whether this association is causal or due to familial confounding. Method D... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 9, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Exercise may help ease adult ADHD symptoms
Maureen Salamon, HealthDay News A burst of moderate exercise may improve motivation and energy in adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a small new study suggests. (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
Activity won't replace standard treatments, but could be helpful add-on Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Exercise and Physical Fitness (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 -- A burst of moderate exercise may improve motivation and energy in adults with symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a small new study suggests. The research included 32 young men who hadn't been... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 6, 2016 Category: Journals (General) Source Type: news

Paracetamol in pregnancy 'link to autism and ADHD' not proven
Conclusion This birth cohort study found some significant links between using paracetamol in pregnancy and hyperactivity or impulse symptoms at the age of five and ASD symptoms in boys. However, this research cannot prove paracetamol use is directly responsible for these findings. Not all links were statistically significant – for example, paracetamol was not linked with ADHD when looking at full diagnostic criteria, or with ASD when looking at the full sample of children. It is possible the significant links identified may not be true causative links and would not be replicated if another birth cohort wa...
Source: NHS News Feed - July 4, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy/child Neurology Medication Mental health Source Type: news

Influence of age on postconcussive postural control measures and future implications for assessment - Hugentobler JA, Gupta R, Slater R, Paterno MV, Riley MA, Quatman-Yates C.
OBJECTIVE: To examine the influence of age, sex, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) status, previous history of concussion, and days since injury on postconcussion postural control assessment in adolescents who have suffered a concussion. ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 2, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Prenatal exposure to acetaminophen may increase autism spectrum and hyperactivity symptoms in children
A new study has found that paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is used extensively during pregnancy, has a strong association with autism spectrum symptoms in boys and for both genders in relation to attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - July 1, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Prenatal exposure to paracetamol may increase autism spectrum symptoms
(Oxford University Press) A new study has found that paracetamol (acetaminophen), which is used extensively during pregnancy, has a strong association with autism spectrum symptoms in boys and for both genders in relation to attention-related and hyperactivity symptoms. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 1, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Using inhaler too much? How UnitedHealth will know
Pharmacy benefit managers like UnitedHealth's OptumRx are sitting on mountains of customer data. Increasingly, they're mining that mountain to find cost savings. Bloomberg reports on the practice, which uses prescription data to spot customers who are using medications too often, or for the wrong reason. OptumRx, for example, spotted a company where an unusual number of adults were taking drugs for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. It turned out that workers were using the drug to improve… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - June 29, 2016 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Mark Reilly Source Type: news

COMT and DAT1 genes are associated with hyperactivity and inattention traits in the 1993 Pelotas Birth Cohort: evidence of sex-specific combined effect - Akutagava-Martins GC, Salatino-Oliveira A, Kieling C, Genro JP, Polanczyk GV, Anselmi L, Menezes AM, Gonçalves H, Wehrmeister FC, Barros FC, Callegari-Jacques SM, Rohde LA, Hutz MH.
This study aimed to assess the role of the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) and of the dopamine transporter (DAT1) genes on ADHD sympto... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 25, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Child maltreatment and ADHD symptoms in a sample of young adults - Sanderud K, Murphy S, Elklit A.
OBJECTIVE: The present study investigated the relationship between different types of childhood maltreatment (emotional, sexual, overall abuse, and no abuse) and the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in young adulthood. ME... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Screening for ADHD among offenders of intimate partner violence - Buitelaar NJL, Ferdinand RF, Posthumus JA, Buitelaar JK.
Since Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is presumed to be a risk factor for intimate partner violence (IPV) it is important to screen for the presence of ADHD in this population. Screening instruments for ADHD however have not been tested for... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 23, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Compound shown to reduce brain damage caused by anesthesia in early study
An experimental drug prevented learning deficits in young mice exposed repeatedly to anesthesia, researchers report. The study results may have implications for children who must have several surgeries, and so are exposed repeatedly to general anesthesia. Past studies have linked such exposure to a higher incidence of learning disabilities, attention deficits and hyperactivity. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 22, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news

Watch Kids Read Moving Love Letters To Their Incarcerated Dads
It was difficult for some of the 2.7 million kids in the U.S. who have an incarcerated parent to celebrate Father’s Day. That’s why Google, in partnership with NGOs Pops the Club and Place4Grace, gave a few kids the opportunity to express themselves to their fathers in jail or prison through digital love letters.  The #LoveLetters were compiled into a video on June 17: “The first thing I want to do with you when you get home is play basketball. I just want to hang out and talk to you,” one boy says in the video below.  A teen expresses how badly she wants her dad back in he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - June 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Exercise can help adults better cope with ADHD symptoms
Exercise, even a small amount, can help alleviate symptoms of ADHD in adults, according to a new study. About 6 percent of American adults report symptoms consistent with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, which lead to anxiety, depression, low energy and motivation, poor performance at work or school and also increased traffic accidents. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 16, 2016 Category: Science Source Type: news