Health News

Is a Good Night's Sleep Enough
If your child is acting up at school or struggling to focus or learn, it may not necessarily be a psychiatric condition or learning disability. They might just be really, really sleepy.
ADHD in Children Increased
The number of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has risen over the last 10 years. Stimulants, like Ritalin (methylphenidate), are the most common medicines prescribed for the treatment of ADHD in children.
Air Pollution and Newborns’ Emotional Health
Is something in the air affecting kids' behavior these days? Maybe –chemicals from air pollution breathed in by expectant moms may play a part in their children's behavior issues later on.
Age Matters When Diagnosing ADHD
The younger a child is, the more rambunctious they tend to be.  While this behavior is typically seen as normal, more and more younger children today are being diagnosed as ADHD as compared to their older classmates.  
Sleep Apnea Linked to Hyperactivity in Youth
Children who have issues with sleep—whether it is too much or too little—need their problems addressed in order to prevent disruptions during the day, studies suggest.  
The "Relative Age Effect"
If your child’s birth date falls on the cusp between academic years, dependent on which side, he or she may face a greater chance of being diagnosed with ADHD. This phenomenon, deemed the “relative age effect,” occurs independent of state or cut-off date.
FDA to Update ADHD Medication Labels
Earlier this month, the FDA reviewed the labels for ADHD medication and decided to add two new side effects to the drugs  Focalin and Focalin XR .
Group Therapy for Inattentive Youth
Children with ADHD might find it easier to follow through with a treatment program that incorporates other children with the same issues.
ADHD Medication and Your Heart
Controversy surrounding the link between ADHD medication and cardiovascular risk has been abuzz in the media lately. But is that hype true?  
When it’s Hard to Concentrate
In our modern world of cell phones, computers and mobile devices, it’s hard enough to concentrate.  Add a genetic predisposition to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and you might find yourself using medication to keep you focused.