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Free lead testing offered; 215 children in county found exposed last year

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 07:29

In Jefferson County, where 215 children tested in 2016 were found to have lead poisoning, the county Public Health Service will offer free lead poisoning screening on Oct. 19. Blood lead levels of 5 micrograms per deciliter or greater, the amount the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says indicates a level of concern, were found in 215 children out of the 2,678 tested - approximately 8 percent. A naturally-occurring metal that is widespread in the earth's crust, lead is a cumulatively potent neurotoxin, which means its effects mount as it is consumed.

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Daniel Johnson MSP reveals in this piece how he needs pills to control ADHD.

Fri, 10/06/2017 - 01:21

Think of the word "diagnosis" and in all likelihood, you think of something bad. But my diagnosis - for ADHD - is one of the most important events in my life.

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25 and higher? Health committee hears age recommendation on pot

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 21:25

Marijuana was one of the many topics covered in the province's health and wellness committee meeting Tuesday. The province's chief of mental health and addictions is recommending the legal age to consume cannabis be set at 25. More people are smoking marijuana because of federal government discussions around legalization for 2018, Dr. Heather Keizer told the province's health and wellness committee on Tuesday.

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Loyle Carner has got his own burger at Honest Burgers8:47 pm - Oct 5, 2017

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 17:16

The Croydon MC has partnered with the burger chain for a limited run of the 'Chilli Con Carner' burger at its Brixton location in south London. The burger is comprised of beef, braised steak chilli con carne, double cheddar, sour cream, lettuce and pickles.

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Does Your Spouse Or Adult Child Put You In The Middle?

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 13:09

Janet prided herself on being a sensitive, caring, mother, and wife. But life these days has been very complicated for her! She's been pulled into intense conflicts between Russ, her husband, and their son, John.

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Teachers call for more research on 'dangerous experiment' of modern learning environments

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 04:12

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Alcobra Ltd. (ADHD) Stock Rating Upgraded by Zacks Investment Research

Thu, 10/05/2017 - 00:00

The brokerage presently has a $1.25 price objective on the biotechnology company's stock. Zacks Investment Research 's price target would indicate a potential upside of 26.26% from the company's current price.

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During Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, Understood.org Helps More Kids #BeUnderstood

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 19:37

Nation's fastest-growing resource for families with learning and attention issues, announces multiple events and partnerships in October to spread awareness )--In the U.S., 1 in 5 kids struggle with "invisible" brain-based learning and attention issues, like dyslexia and ADHD, that affect their abilities in reading, writing, math, focus and organization. During Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia and ADHD Awareness Month this October, Understood.org , a program of the National Center for Learning Disabilities , is encouraging people to better understand and support these challenges through its annual #BeUnderstood awareness campaign.

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Fundraiser for Rowan's Room will help provide support to Annapolis Valley kids with autism

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 15:11

Attending Rowan's Room helped change Laura White's daughter's life. Now, the Meadowvale mom is hoping to help other children have the same experience.

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Air pollution and poverty stack the deck for ADHD

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 10:36

A study of low-income children in New York City finds toxic pollutants and economic disadvantage combine to increase risk for ADHD behaviors Scientists at the Columbia Center for Children's Environmental Health at the Mailman School of Public Health report the first evidence that prenatal exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons --carcinogenic and neurotoxic combustion byproducts commonly found in urban air--combines with material hardship to significantly increase ADHD symptoms in children. Results are online in the journal Environmental Research .

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Ben Platt flirts with Eric McCormack on Will & Grace

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 04:18

Tony Award-winner Ben Platt plays a much younger man flirting with Will on the next episode of the newly revived Will & Grace. 'I think you're really hot.

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Student reveals life on "smart drugs" and warns of misuse amongst colleagues

Wed, 10/04/2017 - 00:14

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Lisa Woodruff Home Organization Expert and Productivity Specialist...

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 20:12

Lisa Woodruff Home Organization Expert and Productivity Specialist has Done it Again with her new book How ADHD Affects Home Organization and Hits No.1 on Amazons Best Sellers List. Home organization expert and productivity specialist Lisa Woodruff has earned the distinction of a #1 bestselling author on Amazon for the 2nd time with her new book How ADHD Affects Home Organization How ADHD Affects Home Organization has already hit #1 on Amazons best seller list with the coveted Best Seller badge on the books listing and this follows Lisas other Amazons best seller The Mindset of Organization, Take Back Your House One Phase at a Time .

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Online parent training helps young kids with ADHD

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 15:53

Parents of children with ADHD can feel desperate for resources or treatments to help their children who struggle with inattention, distractibility and impulsiveness affecting school and home. Researchers at Lehigh University have discovered that brief online or in-person behavioral therapy for parents is equally effective in improving children's behavior and parental knowledge - a potential game changer for parents strapped for time and access.

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A 'seriously ill' Putney child's garden has been transformed by a children's charity

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 09:37

A 'seriously ill' child from Putney has had his garden transformed complete with a trampoline, climbing wall and play equipment by volunteers. As part of its Helping Hands project, charity WellChild recruited a group of volunteers from Oxford Economics and renovated 11-year-old Terence's garden, in Huntingfield Road, which had low fences and several other hazards.

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Program for parents improves ADHD behaviors in young children

Tue, 10/03/2017 - 01:52

A program that focuses on strengthening parenting skills also improves symptoms of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in 3-8 year-olds, according to researchers at UNC's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute. IMAGE: Parents not only reported sustained improvements for their children's ADHD behaviors, but also for their social skills and interactions with peers.

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What Causes Brain Zaps?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 22:00

Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors as well as selective serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors -the most commonly prescribed antidepressants-are popular choices of treatment for depression and anxiety, in part because they are not supposed to be addictive. Discontinuing an SSRI or an SSNRI, however, can cause extremely severe withdrawal symtoms, which often are so bad that people prefer to continue taking the drug to avoid suffering through them.

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New Trial Proves Micronutrients Effective for Childhood ADHD

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 17:47

New Zealand researchers have shown that vitamin-mineral treatment improves aggression and emotional regulation in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder , in the first published results from a new trial. A new paper on the first study to come out of the large, placebo-controlled trial is being published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry this month.

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Micronutrients help children with ADHD, new research shows

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:32

At the age of 9, Isaiaha Godfrey was unable to tie his shoe laces and brush his teeth. He had been expelled from six preschools and several schools because of his severe attention deficit hyperactivity disorder .

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When is it ADHD?

Mon, 10/02/2017 - 13:32

When is it ADHD? And what can look like ADHD, but isn't? With the arrival of ADHD Awareness Month in October, CHADD - the leading resource on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder - shares essential information about how to recognize the signs and symptoms, and how to better distinguish ADHD from other disorders. In the United States, ADHD affects eight percent of school-age children and more than four percent of adults.

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