Health News

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.    
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.
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.