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MMR Vaccine and Autism: Yet Again, No Link Exists — Even For Children At Risk For Autism

Forbes Tara Haelle Contributor PHARMA & HEALTHCARE 4/21/2015 @ 11:00AM 13,631 views A study just published in JAMA today found that the likelihood of developing autism was statistically no different for those at-risk children (having an older sibling with ASD) if they received the MMR vaccine. “In addition …this study dispels another myth: namely, that […] Continue reading →

Children with ADHD ‘learn better when fidgeting’

Medical News Today Written by James McIntosh Monday 20 April 2015 Published in the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, researchers from the University of Central Florida (UCF) found that excessive movement characteristic of ADHD helps children with the condition to retain information and work out complex cognitive tasks.  ‘They have to move to maintain alertness, […] Continue reading →

Study Links Rates of ADHD to Altitude

Bioscience Technology April 8, 2015 | by University of Utah | News | The prevalence of ADHD decreases substantially as altitude increases, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Attention Disorders online. For example, in Utah with an average state elevation of 6,100 feet, the rate of diagnosed ADHD cases is about […] Continue reading →

Childhood ADHD linked to secondhand smoking

Fox news: children edition Published April 06, 2015 Reuters Secondhand smoking linked to ADHD Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home are up to three times more likely to have attention deficit hyperactive disorder ADHD, according to a new study in Tobacco Control.  The association was stronger for kids with one or more hours of […] Continue reading →

Young Parents, Doubled ADHD Risk for Child?

By Liam Davenport Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava, MD April 6, 2015 Teenage Parents Double Risk for ADHD Children Researchers found that having one parent younger than 20 raised the risk for childhood ADHD by about 50%. Children born to two parents younger than 20 had an even higher risk. Interestingly, the risk of ADHD […] Continue reading →