Health News

Treating Defiance with Reward
If your preschooler has excess energy that he or she uses for arguments and temper tantrums then it may seem counterintuitive to start rewarding their good behavior, yet research suggests it helps.
Eating Right with ADHD
A lot of the symptoms and behaviors of pediatric attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) comes from food and diet. Doctors already know that food additives play a role in the disorder.
Adult ADHD Leads to Health Problems
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is the most common psychiatric condition in children. Many believe that the symptoms of ADHD are likely to go away with age - but a new study claims otherwise.
Anesthesia Raises Risk of ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a developmental disorder related to attentiveness and overactivity . Though there is no single cause of ADHD, exposure to anesthesia may increase risk.
Kindergarten Has Lifelong Payoff
By the time a child enters kindergarten at around five years of age, certain learning and social skills have already been established. But autonomy, control and self-confidence during this time has big effects for life.
Exercise with ADHD
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) struggle with scattered thoughts and excess energy - and researchers suggest exercise might help them.
Whole Foods and ADHD
As another year begins, individuals starting a new diet may be interested to know that the food they consume affects more than just their waistline.
Comparing Childhood Mental Illnesses
When do mental illnesses start to display symptoms? A recent study shed light on the prevalence of psychiatric disorders in children, and the differences between the United States and another country.
Outside Risk Factors for ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes kids who suffer from it to have difficulty focusing and controlling their impulses, which makes it difficult to do well in school and sometimes to get along socially.
Respite from Tics
While ADHD has been known to cause academic challenges for children and adolescents, tic disorders that sometimes accompany ADHD can affect a youth's social confidence as well.