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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Youth football players show brain changes after just one season...

Jan 4, 2017 by

Researchers have identified white matter changes in the brains of kids after head impacts in just one season of playing football—even when there was no diagnosis of concussion....

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Regular exercise may safeguard against memory loss

Jan 2, 2017 by

Researchers have learned that regular exercise may help ward off memory decline for people with vascular cognitive impairment....

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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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Concussion can now be diagnosed with 95% specificity

Dec 21, 2016 by

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine researchers have shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test can diagnose concussions with 95% specificity and 89% sensitivity....

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