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Gargling Sugar Water could help improve Self-Control

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 23:56:07 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - Researchers found that rinsing the mouth with glucose helped improved participants’ self-control. The research results were published in the Oct. 22 issue of Psychological Science.

The study was co-authored by University of Georgia professor of psychology Leonard Martin and Matthew Sanders, a doctoral candidate who is also in the UGA Franklin College of Arts and Sciences.

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Study: Boys with ADHD have more problems as Adults

Tue, 16 Oct 2012 07:05:57 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A 33-year follow-up study found that boys that were diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in childhood grew up to have significantly worse outcomes with education, occupation, income, and social areas of their lives. The report was published in the Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry.

Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D., of the Child Study Center at NYU Langone Medical Center in New York, and colleagues, studied the outcomes of adult men who were diagnosed as being ADHD around the age of 8 years old. The study involved 135 men who were diagnosed with ADHD in childhood and 136 men who were not diagnosed with ADHD.

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ADHD Diagnosis in Children increased 66 Percent in Last Decade

Tue, 20 Mar 2012 04:18:31 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A new study found that there was a 66 percent increase in children being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the last decade. The study also found that more specialists were treating children for ADHD than the primary care physicians. The study results are published in the March/April issue of the journal Academic Pediatrics.

Craig Garfield, M.D., first author of the study, from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Children's Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, suggested that medical doctors have recognized the symptoms of ADHD more than before, which might be the cause for an increase in the number of cases diagnosed.

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College students are abusing prescription drug Adderall says report on NBC's 'Today Show'

Tue, 17 May 2011 19:12:04 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - An investigative report was aired on NBC’s “Today Show” which showed the epidemic problem on college students taking Adderall prescription medication because they believed that they would do better on tests. Adderall has been approved for treating ADHD and ADD disorders. The FDA said that this is a class II narcotic.

Adderall can be as addictive as illegal drugs said the “Today Show” report. They had an undercover camera show how easy it was to buy some Adderall on a college campus. They did not buy it, but the girl that was selling it explained how easy it was to get a prescription from the doctor for Adderall.

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ADHD and Food Colors

Wed, 30 Mar 2011 09:21:14 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) On Wednesday and Thursday the Food and Drug Administration will be holding an Advisory Committee meeting on the topic of food color additives.

Many parents have suspected a link between food colors and their children’s attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD). The committee will be examining their conclusion that there is “a causal relationship between consumption of certified color additives in food and hyperactivity in children in the general population has not been established”.

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ADHD Disorder - Welfare, Single Parenting, and Less educated Mothers increased Childrens Treatment with Medicine

Tue, 01 Jun 2010 19:45:31 +0000

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(Best Syndication News) - A major study out of Sweden identified children ranging in age from 6 to 19 who were taking medication for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) had an increased for having ADHD because they had less educated mothers, came from a single parent family, or their family received welfare benefits. The study was first published in the June issue of Acta Paediatrica.

The study found 7,960 Swedish-born children ranging in age from 6 to 19 that had been prescribed ADHD medication out of the 1.16 million database of the country's Prescribed Drug Register. The researchers then tracked other registry records of those ADHD medicated children for other factors using their unique government assigned reference number issued at birth.

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BPA linked to Heart Disease and Diabetes in Adults – FDA finds BPA could effect Brains and Behavior in Children

Mon, 18 Jan 2010 19:40:11 +0000

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[Best Syndication News] The FDA have been researching the effects of Bisphenol A also called BPA a chemical that is found in plastic food containers which they have been recommending consumers to limit their exposure to plastic containers. The FDA has released an updated report on BPA which has been in hard plastic bottles and metal-based food and beverage cans since the 1960s.

The FDA has expressed concerns about the safety of BPA and have written on their website, “FDA have some concern about the potential effects of BPA on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and young children.”

While the FDA believes it is safe they are recommending limiting BPA to children. Because of the FDA's concern of BPA they have been working with the National Toxicology Program with their National Center for Toxicological Research to further research the potential hazards of BPA. The FDA has a website dedicated to BPA and what they are currently doing to remedy the problem.

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Is A Diagnosis of Bipolar Disorder the New Mania?

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 21:28:43 +0000

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Has the pharmaceutical industry become the Pied Piper of Hamelin--ridding us of lethal diseases only to turn around and "take" our children?

Would a physician from the 1950s "have identified the frenzy to treat bipolar disorders in infants that developed in twenty-first-century American as a mania?"

In his latest book, Mania: A Short History of Bipolar Disorder (the John Hopkins University Press) David Healy, author of Let Them Eat Prozac, looks at the historic roots of our current "medicalized distress" in which half the population is said to suffer a mental illness at some point in life and babies are diagnosed in utero as bipolar.

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Food Coloring and Additives Linked To Hyperactivity and ADHD In Children

Thu, 06 Sep 2007 22:01:38 +0000

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(Best Syndication) Researchers in the United Kingdom say that avoiding food additives could lower the risk of hyperactivity and other “negative” behavior in children. The Food Standards Agency (FSA) says that changing a diet could have some beneficial effects.

The agency says avoiding certain food colors could help your child. The researchers looked at these chemicals: Sunset yellow (E110), Quinoline yellow (E104), Carmoisine (E122), Allura red (E129), Tartrazine (E102) Ponceau 4R (E124), and Sodium benzonate (E211).

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Autism study shows relationship between increase in White Brain Matter and Poor Motor Skills

Mon, 30 Jul 2007 22:34:55 +0000

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[Best Syndication] Researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore Maryland found a link between increased white brain matter and functional impairment with poor motor skills with children diagnosed with autism.

The researchers studied children with autism and children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and found that the children with autism had an increase in the white matter volume in the motor region of the brain. This increase in white matter also was a predictor in the autistic children’s poor motor skill functions.

This is the first time that research has been able to pinpoint a relationship between white matter and motor skill function in autistic children. Besides having poor motor skills, autistic children also lack socialization and communication skills.

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Doctors Fail to Recognize Life-Threatening Serotonin Syndrome

Sat, 05 May 2007 12:32:33 +0000

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In addition to recent reports that the drugs work no better than sugar pills, the latest warnings added to the long list of adverse events linked to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants have focused on birth defects, suicide risks and violence.

However, the massive over-prescribing of SSRIs, including Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, Celexa and Lexapro in combination with many other drugs now has medical experts scrambling to educate doctors about a life-threatening condition known as "serotonin syndrome."

According to the report, "A Mix of Medicines That Can Be Lethal," by Jane Brody, in the February 27, 2007 New York Times, "with the enormous rise in the use of serotonin-enhancing antidepressants, often taken in combination with other drugs that also raise serotonin levels, emergency medicine specialists are trying to educate doctors and patients about this not-so-rare and potentially life-threatening disorder."

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Father's Age as a Risk Factor For Autism

Thu, 26 Apr 2007 02:23:53 +0000

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The average age of fatherhood is increasing in the US and in Western Europe. Some research shows that offspring of older fathers are at increased risk for diseases and conditions (Bray et al., 2006). Some experts predict an upswing in cases of schizophrenia will accompany the increasing average paternal age. “The actual percentage of cases with paternal germ line-derived schizophrenia in a given population will depend on the demographics of paternal childbearing age, among other factors. With an upswing in paternal age, these cases would be expected to become more prevalent” (Malaspina et al., 2006). Approximately 25-33% of all cases of schizophrenia may be due to the father’s age at conception, according to Malaspina (2006). Malaspina sees a connection between advancing paternal age and neural functioning difficulties in people with autism and with schizophrenia. According to Tarin et al. (1998), there are well over 30 known conditions that the offspring of older fathers are more at risk for (see chart on paternal aging in the linked article).

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ADHD – unleashing brilliance in the workplace

Thu, 19 Apr 2007 12:39:31 +0000

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Look for creativity and drive and you are likely to find somebody in the ADHD spectrum. Canadian research found that ADHD adults are nearly four times as likely to be entrepreneurs as their non-ADHD counterparts. But British and American research also shows that their jails are full of people in the ADHD spectrum.

Our view is that ADHD is a set of exceptional qualities that can give organisations a competitive edge – but with challenges. Many great people such as Henry Ford, Walt Disney, Winston Churchill, Leonardo de Vinci, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, John Lennon, and Agatha Christie all had classic ADHD characteristics. This article considers how to unleash the talent in ADHD colleagues.

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ADHD Drug Warnings Come Too Late For Many

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 10:18:56 +0000

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The makers of drugs used to treat attention disorders have known about the serious health risks associated with the medications for years but instead of warning the public, the industry has consistently focused its efforts on expanding the market and colluding with FDA officials to keep warnings off the labels of ADHD drugs.

On February 21, 2007, the FDA finally directed the drug companies to develop Patient Medication Guides to inform patients about the adverse psychiatric symptoms associated with Adderall, Concerta, Daytrana, Desoxyn, Dexedrine, Focalin, Metadate CD, Methylin, Ritalin, Strattera, and the extended-release, patch and chewable versions of these drugs.

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Some People May Be Predisposed To Addiction – Impulsive People More Likely To Become Addicts – Hereditary Gene Linked

Sat, 03 Mar 2007 01:28:43 +0000

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(Best Syndication) Researchers at the University of Cambridge say that drug addiction is a “brain disorder” and that new research may lead to a treatment. They say that changes in the chemistry in the brain is linked with drug addiction in humans, but up until now were not sure whether it was because some people were “predisposed to drug addiction because of these chemical changes or if chronic drug use itself caused the chemical changes in the brain.”

The researchers think they have resolved that issue. New studies involving rats indicates that people may be predisposed to addiction. According to the report, PET (positron emission tomography) scans indicated that rats that were behaviorally impulsive, but which had not been exposed to drugs, had significantly less brain dopamine receptors than their more restrained counterparts.

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Activists Take on Eli Lilly Over Off-Label Sale of Zyprexa

Mon, 26 Feb 2007 12:52:32 +0000

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On February 23, 2007, a new grass roots advocacy group issued a press release to rally support for attorney, Jim Gottstein, in his legal battle with Eli Lilly over his role in providing secret company documents obtained in litigation to the media to alert the public about the health risks associated with Zyprexa that were kept hidden since the mid-90s.

In turning the document over to the press, Mr Gottstein’s goal was also to alert the public about Lilly's illegal off-label marketing schemes aimed at getting doctors to prescribe Zyprexa, a drug FDA approved only for adult patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, to patients of all ages for uses that were not approved as safe and effective.

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Study Find Genes Involved In Autism – Treatment For Condition May Involve Gene Therapy – More Research And Participants Needed

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 07:56:42 +0000

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(Best Syndication) Researchers say that they have found a genetic link to autism, which could lead to a treatment or therapy for the behavioral disorder. After examining the genes of nearly 1,200 families containing individuals with autism, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) scientists say that identified a group of genes that may play a role in the development of autism.

Dr. Daniel Geschwind said “This degree of collaboration is an unprecedented effort in autism research and demonstrates that a genetic approach is a powerful way to deepen understanding of the disease.” Geschwind is director of the Neurogenetics Program at the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. UCLA was one of 13 research centers involved in the study.

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Rett Syndrome Symptoms Reversed in this debilitating Autism Spectrum Disorder - Mice Study

Fri, 09 Feb 2007 23:25:06 +0000

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A landmark study has been announced with the successful ability to reverse symptoms in Rett Syndrome in a genetic mouse model. This announcement comes from the Rett Syndrome Research Foundation (RSRF) and the study was led by by Adrian Bird, Ph.D., of the University of Edinburgh and Chairman of the RSRF Scientific Advisory Board. The study appeared in the February 8th online edition of Science Express.l

Rett Syndrome is a severe neurological disease that affects primarily girls in their childhood. It appears that Rett Syndrome strikes randomly. The syndrome systematically destroys speech, ability to move and they lose their ability to use their hands normally. The children with Rett Syndrome often become wheelchair bound and those that are able to walk have an abnormal stiff legged step. This is one of the most physically disabling of the autism spectrum disorders. They also develop problems with breathing and Parkinson-like tremors can occur.

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ADHD – Friendship Clinic is Making Friends easier for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Children

Fri, 08 Dec 2006 21:04:48 +0000

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Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often have tremendous problems making friends. The children also have a slew of other problems that are usually well known with learning problems in school. A clinical study is trying out a Friendship Clinic for ADHD children and their parents to educate them how to make a friend.

"Children with ADHD often are peer-rejected, and their difficulties multiply as they grow to adulthood," said Amori Yee Mikami, assistant professor of psychology and principal investigator for this new clinical study.

"Children with ADHD often grow up with depression and relationship problems, some may develop criminal behavior and substance abuse problems," Mikami said. "There can be a spiral of failure that is partly the result of not having learned to make and keep friends as children."

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Sleep Breathing Disorders - Overweight Children could be helped in 25 Percent of cases with Exercise

Fri, 24 Nov 2006 19:13:24 +0000

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Physical activity may be able to help 25 out of 100 overweight children that have tested positive for sleep-disordered breathing. A study recently published in the November issue of Obesity studied 100 children that were overweight and had sleep breathing problems and found that increasing physical activity helped improve their sleeping.

The children reduced there sleep breathing disorders by half and for those in the study that exercised the most, had an 80 percent reduction in breathing problems while sleeping.

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