Video game can identify attention deficit symptoms

Jan 4, 2021 by

Scientists have developed a platform that allows them to identify and evaluate the degree of ADHD in children and adolescents. Using a traditional endless runner video game with a raccoon protagonists, the researchers adapted the game so they could...

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Antibiotic exposure in children under 2 linked to chronic conditions, including ADHD...

Dec 24, 2020 by

A Rutgers University study has found that children under 2 who take antibiotics are at greater risk for childhood-onset conditions, including ADHD. Other conditions include asthmas, respiratory allergies, eczema, obesity and celiac disease....

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Kids with autism, ADHD have more doctor and hospital visits in infancy...

Nov 17, 2020 by

Researchers at Duke University Medical Center reported their findings on children with ADHD and autism having more doctor and hospital visits during infancy. The results were published in the journal Scientific Reports....

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Persistence of ADHD into adulthood is important predictor of car crash risk...

Nov 12, 2020 by

A new study reports that adults with ADHD have a higher risk of being involved in a car crash. The study found that the rate was 1.45 times higher in those adults with a childhood history of ADHD compared...

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African American kids at higher odds for ADHD

Oct 13, 2020 by

A review of 21 published studies found that 14.5% of Black children had ADHD compared to only 9.4% of all U.S. children. The study also found racial disparities in terms of teachers reporting more symptoms for Black youth than...

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Endocrine-disrupting chemicals linked to ADHD-related behaviors...

Oct 1, 2020 by

A team of U.S. researchers found that exposure to chemicals that interfere with endocrines may increase the risk of developing ADHD. These chemicals are found in some personal care products, pharmaceuticals and packaging and food processing equipment....

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