December 2008


Parental Education Effects the Heritability of Children’s Learning Disability

For highly educated families, reading disabilities are more likely to be caused by heredity than environment.

Study shows that in families with high levels of education, reading disabilities are more likely to be caused by heredity than environment.

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    ADHD Drugs Skewered in New Documentary

    A new independent film titled "Generation RX" shines a critical light on the use of ADHD medications like Ritalin to treat children with attention deficit.

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    Air Pollution Linked to ADHD

    A new study in India suggests a link between poor air quality and a higher incidence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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    New ADHD Study: Most Pediatricians Ignore Mental Health

    A new study finds that 56 percent of primary care physicians never ask parents about the mental health of their children, or inquire about ADHD symptoms.

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    12 Percent of Kids Use Alternative Medication

    New study reveals surprising data about children's use of complementary and alternative medication.

    New study reveals surprising data about children's use of complementary and alternative medication.

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    Should Stimulant ADHD Drugs Be Brain-Boosters?

    Some scientists say healthy people can benefit from stimulants like Ritalin.

    Some scientists say healthy people can benefit from stimulants like Ritalin.

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    Exercise May Reduce Need for ADHD Meds for Kids

    Frequent periods of exercise throughout the day may help control symptoms.

    Frequent periods of exercise throughout the day may help control symptoms.

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    Dyslexic Teens Are Award-Winning Authors

    Twin 13-year-olds overcome their learning disability to write prize-winning book.

    Twin 13-year-olds overcome their learning disability to write prize-winning book.

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    Job Layoffs: How ADHD Adults Can Avoid the Cut

    As the economy worsens, are adults with ADHD at greater risk for losing their jobs? Here's how you can protect your career.

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    New Clues to Treating Dyslexia

    Researchers have discovered the way we process and differentiate letters.

    Researchers have discovered the way we process and differentiate letters.

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    ADHD Star Michael Phelps Named Sportsman of the Year

    Phelps is the first swimmer to earn Sports Illustrated's honor.

    Phelps is the first swimmer to earn Sports Illustrated's honor.

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    TV's Effects on Kids May Not Include ADHD

    While exposure to television and other media increases obesity, drug use, and more in children, the link to ADHD is unconfirmed.

    While exposure to television and other media increases obesity, drug use, and more in children, the link to ADHD is unconfirmed.

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