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Kids with ADHD likelier to become obese and physically inactive

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 13:19

A new study suggests that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to become obese and sedentary teenagers.

Acetaminophen use in pregnancy linked to risk of ADHD

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 14:44

Acetaminophen, a common pain reliever considered safe for pregnant women, has been linked for the first time to an increased risk of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder in children, said a study.

Genetics linked to violent media consumption in children

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 11:31

A new study has found that a specific variation of the serotonin-transporter gene was linked to children who engaged in increased viewing of violent TV and playing of violent video games.

2-drug combo can help kids with ADHD and aggression

Last Updated: Thursday, December 26, 2013, 13:44

A new study has revealed that prescribing both a stimulant and an antipsychotic drug to children with physical aggression and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), along with teaching parents to use behaviour management techniques, reduces aggressive and serious behavioural problems in the children.

ADHD drugs may cause prolonged and painful erections

Last Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013, 13:45

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder pills can cause prolonged and painful erections, it has been revealed.

Steroid injections for pre-term babies linked to mental health risk

Last Updated: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 09:49

Steroid injections given to pregnant women before they deliver a premature baby may increase the risk of the child developing behavioural and emotional problems later in life, researchers said on Friday.

Wider ADHD definition risks unnecessary medication, say experts

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 06, 2013, 18:37

A wider definition of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is causing inappropriate diagnosis and unnecessary and possibly harmful medical treatment costing up to $500 million in the United States alone, scientists said on Wednesday.

Five major psychiatric disorders share common genetic link

Last Updated: Monday, August 12, 2013, 11:38

Scientists have identified the five psychiatric disorders, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, schizophrenia, autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), share a common genetic link.

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