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ADHD Diagnoses Increasing in Black Kids, Report Suggests

[Source:  Medical X-Press] For the first time, a U.S. survey found that black children appear to be more likely than white kids to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities. Previous studies had found the diagnosis … Continue reading


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Robot Toys Could Help Detect Early Signs of Autism or ADHD in Infants

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Lauren Klein, a computer science Ph.D. candidate in the USC Viterbi School of Engineering, has long been interested in tackling healthcare problems. Her latest approach: robot toys. “I strongly believe that human-robot interaction is a research topic that is … Continue reading


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Maternal Obesity linked to ADHD and Behavioral Problems in Children

[Source:  Medical X-Press] Maternal obesity may increase a child’s risk for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to an analysis by researchers from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), part of the National Institutes of Health. … Continue reading


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Vitamin D Deficiency During Pregnancy Connected to Elevated Risk of ADHD

[Source: Science Daily] The risk of ADHD was 34 percent higher in children whose mother had a vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy than in those children whose mother’s vitamin D level was sufficient during the first and second trimesters. The … Continue reading


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Scientists Reveal ADHD Medication’s Effect on the Brain

[Source: Science Daily] Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder characterized by symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention and impulsivity. People with the condition are often prescribed a stimulant drug called methylphenidate, which treats these symptoms. However, scientists do not fully … Continue reading


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