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Girls with ADHD face increased risk of becoming smokers

Nov 7, 2017 by

A new study looking at whether girls with ADHD were more likely to smoke that those without ADHD found that adolescent girls with ADHD progressed faster to heavier smoking and becoming dependent on nicotine than boys did....

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Obesity associated with ADHD in females

Mar 18, 2016 by

Research published in “Mayo Clinic Proceedings” indicates that women with childhood ADHD have double the risk of developing obesity during childhood and adulthood, compared with females who don’t have ADHD....

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Concussions common among middle school girls who play soccer

Feb 2, 2014 by

A new study that was published in JAMA Pediatrics found that concussions are not only common among girls who play soccer in middle school, but it’s also common for the girls to continue playing even when they have concussion symptoms!...

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Brain’s reorganization starts earlier in girls

Jan 5, 2014 by

The brain’s process of reorganizing connections begins earlier in girls than in boys. As we grow older, our brains reorganize, reducing the connections in the brain. Brain function actually improves during this pruning process and it occurs earlier in...

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The link between autism and anorexia

Sep 10, 2013 by

Girls with anorexia have a lot of autistic traits. They include things like: focusing on oneself, a fascination for detail, inflexible behaviors, rigid attitudes. Both also share similar changes in structure and function of brain regions. It’s being suggested...

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Concussions affect boys and girls differently

Jun 10, 2013 by

Concussions may affect boys and girls differently. Although girls may suffer fewer concussions, the effects on girls may last longer. This may be because male athletes have greater neck strength and a higher BMI, making them more resilient....

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