Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD

Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD Saffron as effective as stimulant medicines in treating ADHD A new short-term pilot study in children and teens 6-17 years old with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has shown saffron to be as effective at controlling symptoms as methylphenidate, the commonly prescribed drug Ritalin. Sara Baziar et…

Common plastics chemicals linked to ADHD symptoms – phthalate

Reposted at request: Public release date: 19-Nov-2009 – – They found a significant positive association between phthalate exposure and ADHD, meaning that the higher the concentration of phthalate metabolites in the urine, the worse the ADHD symptoms and/or test scores.   Are phthalates really safe for children? Philadelphia, PA, 19 November 2009 – Phthalates are…

90 percent of pediatric specialists not following clinical guidelines when treating preschoolers with ADHD

Contact: Terry Lynam tlynam@nshs.edu 516-465-2600 North Shore-Long Island Jewish (LIJ) Health System Some prescribe medication too soon; others not even as a second-line treatment NEW HYDE PARK, NY – A recent study by pediatricians from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York examined to what extent pediatric physicians adhere to American Academy of Pediatrics…

Did the gene for ADHD help our nomadic ancestors?

Re-Post 2008 Contact: Ben Campbell campbelb@uwm.edu 414-229-6250 University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee An ADHD-associated version of the human gene DRD4 is linked to better health among nomadic tribesmen, but may cause malnourishment in their settled cousins, according to new research by a team directed by an anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). A study…