Previous studies have linked numerous benefits to breastfeeding, for both mom and baby. But can breastfeeding actually reduce the risks of ADHD in children A recent study, published in Breastfeeding Medicine, the official journal of the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine, seems to suggest so.
Study: Secondhand Smoke Exposure during Pregnancy may Increase Risk of Behavior Problems for Children Later in Life
We’ve known for quite some time that smoking while pregnant can result in a number of health complications for the unborn child. Some studies have linked predictable issues like asthma and premature birth. However, there have been other studies that have linked less obvious issues to smoking during pregnancy – behavior issues, aggression and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, just to name a few.
Organic baby food has been around for a while, but it really took off around five years ago when squeezable pouches hit the market. Since that time, organic baby food has “exploded in popularity,”
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is currently considered the most common neurodevelopmental disorder in children. According to the most recent information, about 7 percent of all children are diagnosed with the condition, and it is three times more prevalent in boys than in girls.
With the prevalence of ADHD in most countries today, it would make sense that researchers are concerned with the potential long-term effects of medication often used to treat the condition. One research group from Australia recently focused on the effect that the medication can have on puberty and growth on boys throughout the teen years.
On the surface, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) look very similar, experts say. But incorrectly diagnosing a child with ADHD when they actually have OCD can have dire consequences, the experts warn.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, approximately 8.4 percent of all children from ages 3 to 17 have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Classified by symptoms of inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness, the condition is estimated to cost between $36 billion and $52.4 billion in health care each year.
With so many children diagnosed with ADHD, it would make sense that doctors want to better therapy measures for those children. Mayo Clinic researchers believe they have made it possible to do just that with some new tools they’ve developed for diagnosing ADHD and ODD in children.
A new study suggests that mother’s intake of fish during pregnancy may affect the chances of her baby developing Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) later in life. This was mainly due to the higher level of mercury which came from eating bigger fishes.
Smoking during pregnancy is known to increase the chances of a child having learning difficulties, attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity and being born prematurely. Now a new research suggests that the harmful effects of smoking may also be felt even if the mother is a passive smoker.
Most children snore at some point. Frequent snoring, however, is a problem according to a recent study published in the journal Pediatrics.
Inattentiveness, trouble sitting still and hyperactivity are all tell-tale signs and symptoms of ADHD in children. These symptoms can disrupt almost every aspect of a child’s life, particularly academic performance. Medications can be and are used to treat symptoms of ADHD, but there is little known about how treatment affects academic performance.
A recent study, conducted by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that antibiotics prescribed to adolescents have seen a decline over the last eight years, as have allergy medications, pain medications, depression medications, cough and cold medicines. Contraceptives and medications to treat symptoms associated with ADHD, however, have increased during that time.