Allergies during pregnancy associated with ADHD and autism in offspring...

Jan 22, 2017 by

New research presented at Neuroscience 2016 indicates that prenatal exposure to allergens alters brain development and function, which could be a contributing factor to neurodevelopmental disorders like autism and ADHD....

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Why men are more challenged by multitasking than women

Jan 20, 2017 by

A new study found that men use more brain resources to switch between tasks compared to women. The research suggests that men might find it harder to switch from one task to another....

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Kids show signs of ADHD in early morning despite treatment

Jan 8, 2017 by

Survey results from an online questionnaire found that even with stable doses of stimulant medications, children and adolescents with ADHD displayed poor symptom control and functional impairment during their early morning routine before school....

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Foster care raises child’s risk of ADHD

Jan 6, 2017 by

New findings published in Pediatrics have found that children who have been in foster care have a much greater risk of mental and physical health problems, including learning disabilities like ADHD, asthma, obesity and depression, compared to children who haven’t been in foster care....

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Hypertension in teens and kids linked to poorer brain skills

Dec 29, 2016 by

Research published in The Journal of Pediatrics indicates that children and adolescents with high blood pressure may be at risk of weaker cognitive skills....

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Kids’ developing brain regions hit hard by sleep deprivation...

Dec 27, 2016 by

University of Zurich research have demonstrated that the brains of 5- to 12-year-olds respond differently to sleep deprivation than adults. Lack of sleep in children affects posterior regions of the brain, which deal with spatial perception, vision and processing multi-sensorial input....

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How teens learn differently than adults

Dec 19, 2016 by

The results of research published in Neuron indicate that teens have a unique feature of their brain that allows them to learn and form memories via the coordinated activity of two distinct brain regions....

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