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  • When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

  • When is Tourette Syndrome Actually Autism?
    (22-Jun-2017)
    Repetitive behaviors, restricted interests occur in both disorders, make correct diagnosis tricky, researchers report

  • Do Older Dads Produce Brainy Boys?
    (21-Jun-2017)
    Study finds their sons score high in intelligence and focus

  • Study Cites Top Reasons Young Autism Patients Are Hospitalized
    (16-Jun-2017)
    Mood disorders, sleep problems and having a single caregiver raise odds of in-patient psychiatric care

  • Fever During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Study
    (14-Jun-2017)
    But absolute risk is low, researcher says

  • Teens With ADHD Face a Higher Crash Risk
    (12-Jun-2017)
    Study found they were 36 percent more likely to get in an accident than other adolescents

  • Special Brain Scans May Predict Autism in High-Risk Babies
    (07-Jun-2017)
    In small study, technique identified 82 percent of infants later diagnosed with the disorder

  • Baby Teeth Study Points to Links Between Autism, Lead Levels
    (02-Jun-2017)
    Lead exposure raised risk, while too little zinc, manganese did the same

  • Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism
    (31-May-2017)
    Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

  • Communication Problems Not at Root of Tantrums in Kids With Autism
    (31-May-2017)
    Study shows outbursts occur just as frequently among children without speech, language troubles

  • Could a Century-Old Drug Help Ease Autism Symptoms?
    (26-May-2017)
    Small study produced positive results with the sleeping sickness medication suramin, but more research needed

  • Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?
    (25-May-2017)
    Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

  • Are All Those 'Fidget Spinners' Really Helping Kids?
    (25-May-2017)
    Hot toy is probably more of a distraction than a help in the classroom, experts say

  • Autism's 'Worryingly' High Suicide Rates Spur Conference
    (25-May-2017)
    Signs of depression may differ from those seen in general population, researcher says

  • Special Diets, Supplements for Autism Still a Question Mark
    (25-May-2017)
    Analysis of 19 trials turned up little proof they actually work; more definitive research needed

  • Athletes With ADHD Favor Team Competition
    (12-May-2017)
    They're more likely to play contact sports like football, lacrosse and hockey, study finds

  • Treat Autism Even Before Symptoms Show?
    (11-May-2017)
    Small study found 'at-risk' babies did better if therapists trained parents to communicate more effectively

  • Program Helps Young Adults With Autism Find Jobs
    (11-May-2017)
    Navigating adult services is challenging, autism experts say

  • Car Crash Rate Falls When People With ADHD Take Meds
    (10-May-2017)
    Hallmarks of the disorder -- including inattention, impulsivity -- raise accident risk, researchers say

  • Tracking Devices May Ease Minds of Parents of Kids With Autism
    (05-May-2017)
    Wandering is a hazard for these children, and this technology helps, review finds

  • Artificial Hand 'Sees' Objects
    (04-May-2017)
    Camera allows amputees to reach automatically for objects, as a real hand would, study finds

  • A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay
    (04-May-2017)
    Findings support American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on technology use by very young children

  • Are Smartphones Helping or Harming Kids' Mental Health?
    (03-May-2017)
    More use is linked to attention and behavior problems, but also less anxiety, study finds

  • Babies Born Addicted to Opioids Often Struggle With Learning
    (03-May-2017)
    They're more likely to have disabilities and developmental delays, researchers say

  • Could Smoking in Pregnancy Affect a Grandkid's Autism Risk?
    (27-Apr-2017)
    Study shows a generations-long link, but research can't prove cause-and-effect

  • Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

  • Young Adults With Autism Need Help Managing Money: Study
    (21-Apr-2017)
    Many feel unprepared to handle responsibilities such as paying bills on their own

  • Studies Question Link Between Mom's Antidepressant Use, Autism in Kids
    (18-Apr-2017)
    After accounting for other factors that raise chances of the disorder, the increased risk disappeared

  • FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism 'Cures'
    (12-Apr-2017)
    Unproven therapies won't help and could be harmful, agency says

  • 1 in 3 Teens With Autism Licensed to Drive, Study Finds
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Pediatricians suggest discussing adolescent's capabilities with doctor first

  • 'Video Feedback' Program Might Help Treat Autism in Babies
    (11-Apr-2017)
    Therapists help parents learn and better react to their infants' communication style

  • Muppet With Autism Makes Her 'Sesame Street' Debut
    (10-Apr-2017)
    4-year-old 'Julia' joins cast to help young viewers understand the disorder

  • Parents of Kids With Autism May Sacrifice 'Couples Time'
    (31-Mar-2017)
    They report less closeness, fewer positive interactions, but no increase in negative behaviors toward one another

  • Breast-Feeding May Not Lead to Smarter Preschoolers
    (27-Mar-2017)
    But study suggests that children who were nursed may be less hyperactive at age 3

  • Teens With Autism More Likely to Land in ER, Study Finds
    (24-Mar-2017)
    Puberty and transition to adulthood may be especially challenging times, researcher says

  • Scientists Working on Solar-Powered Prosthetic Limbs
    (23-Mar-2017)
    Synthetic skin could use sun's energy to power the devices, researchers say

  • Autism Greatly Boosts Kids' Injury Risk, Especially for Drowning
    (21-Mar-2017)
    Swimming lessons are essential -- even before other therapies, researcher says

  • Could a Blood Test Spot Autism in Childhood?
    (16-Mar-2017)
    Preliminary study was reportedly nearly 98 percent accurate in kids ages 3 to 10

  • Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

  • Disabled Kids at Higher Risk of Abuse, Study Finds
    (06-Mar-2017)
    Certain conditions linked to greater odds for neglect, bullying

  • Learning Issues Common in Kids With Heart Defects: Study
    (21-Feb-2017)
    Many fall behind before fourth grade, tests show

  • Imaging Study Confirms Brain Differences in People With ADHD
    (16-Feb-2017)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity should be considered a brain disorder, researchers say

  • Experimental Test Can Spot Autism in Infancy
    (15-Feb-2017)
    Researchers report brain scans plus computer algorithm show which high-risk babies might develop the disorder

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Low-Income Kids More Likely to Have ADHD, Asthma
    (14-Feb-2017)
    Autism more often diagnosed among children in higher-income families, study finds

  • Tiny Babies May Face Mental Health Problems Later
    (13-Feb-2017)
    Review found greater likelihood of ADHD, anxiety and depression

  • Brain Differences Hint at Why Autism Is More Common in Males
    (08-Feb-2017)
    Women with the disorder appear more likely to have brain anatomy that's typically seen in men, study says

  • U.S. Legislation Boosted Access to Autism Services, With No Added Cost to Families
    (07-Feb-2017)
    Findings show 2008 federal 'parity' law is having desired effect, researchers say

  • Obstetric Complications Tied to Slightly Upped Risk for Autism
    (03-Feb-2017)
    Study suggests link, but one expert stressed that most complicated pregnancies result in babies without autism

  • Could the 'Mediterranean' Diet Help Prevent ADHD?
    (30-Jan-2017)
    There's no solid proof, but encouraging healthy eating is a wise move, specialist says

  • Fecal Transplant Shows Early Promise Against Autism
    (27-Jan-2017)
    Small study found giving healthy gut bacteria to young patients led to reduction in symptoms

  • Kids With ADHD Make 6.1 Million Doctor Visits a Year in U.S.: CDC
    (26-Jan-2017)
    Mental health specialist says study raises more questions than it answers

  • Should a Mental Disability Keep Patients Off Organ Transplant Lists?
    (25-Jan-2017)
    30 members of U.S. Congress request clear guidance on this ethically fraught issue

  • Stress May Explain Digestive Issues in Kids With Autism
    (20-Jan-2017)
    Elevated stress hormone levels linked to stomach problems among these children, researchers say

  • Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

  • Brain Deficits in Preemies May Start Before Birth
    (12-Jan-2017)
    Study links weak brain wiring connections in fetuses with preterm delivery

  • Medical Experts Alarmed at Trump's Reported Support of Vaccine Skeptic
    (11-Jan-2017)
    Robert Kennedy Jr. has backed widely disproved claim that childhood inoculations can cause autism

  • Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

  • Exercise: An Antidote for Behavioral Issues in Students?
    (09-Jan-2017)
    Study found use of 'cybercycles' reduced classroom problems for kids with autism, ADHD, other concerns

  • Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain
    (06-Jan-2017)
    The more regions affected, the more severe the disorder, researchers suggest

  • Study Links Stuttering to Less Blood Flow in Brain
    (06-Jan-2017)
    The more regions affected, the more severe the disorder, researchers suggest

  • Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years
    (29-Dec-2016)
    More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

  • Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years
    (29-Dec-2016)
    More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

  • Disabled Children Face Bullying Throughout School Years
    (29-Dec-2016)
    More must be done to teach them how to respond to aggression, researcher says

  • U.S. Families Spend 1.5 Billion Hours Yearly on Kids With Special Health Needs
    (27-Dec-2016)
    Care provided by parents adds up to nearly $18 billion in lost wages, study says

  • 'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

  • 'Groundbreaking' Research Offers Clues to Cause of Dyslexia
    (21-Dec-2016)
    Brain scans revealed that those with the reading disorder showed less ability to 'adapt' to sensory information

  • Down Syndrome May Not Be Big Financial Burden on Families
    (16-Dec-2016)
    Having a child with the condition costs about $80 more a month in medical expenses, study finds

  • Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering
    (05-Dec-2016)
    MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

  • Scientists Discover More Clues to Stuttering
    (05-Dec-2016)
    MRI shows involvement of brain areas controlling speech, attention and emotion

  • Guidelines May Have Helped Curb ADHD Diagnoses in Preschoolers
    (15-Nov-2016)
    Still, too few with disorder receive behavior therapy, child psychologist says

  • Parent-Led Autism Therapy Shows Lasting Benefits
    (26-Oct-2016)
    Early intervention reduced symptom severity years later, study finds

  • Foster Kids Face Higher Risk of Health Problems: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    They were even more vulnerable than children in low-income, single-parent families

  • Obesity More Common Among Teens With Autism: Study
    (17-Oct-2016)
    Addressing problem behaviors with food or TV may combat excess weight, researchers suggest

  • Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

  • Mom-to-Be's Antidepressant Use May Be Tied to Speech Issues in Child
    (12-Oct-2016)
    Study shows a link but can't prove cause and effect, and experts stress that overall risk is small

  • Healthy Living May Mean More Healthy Years for Seniors
    (07-Oct-2016)
    Study found they enjoyed longer spans without disability even as they lived longer

  • Babies With Cleft Lip Likely to Have Normal Adulthood: Study
    (27-Sep-2016)
    However, cleft palate was associated with increased risk for developmental problems

  • Suicide Can Strike Children as Young as 5: Study
    (19-Sep-2016)
    Overall numbers are low, but researchers say prevention efforts are needed

  • Kids With Bipolar Disorder More Likely to Abuse Drugs, Alcohol: Study
    (16-Sep-2016)
    And those who also have conduct disorder seem to face an even greater risk

  • Tourette Threat Surges for Babies When Mom Smokes in Pregnancy
    (16-Sep-2016)
    Researchers probe increased risk of chronic tics and other disorders due to prenatal nicotine exposure

  • Removing Part of Skull After Severe Head Injury Brings Mixed Results
    (08-Sep-2016)
    More patients survived, but more were in vegetative state, and little difference was seen in long-term disability

  • Newer Epilepsy Drugs May Be Safer During Pregnancy
    (01-Sep-2016)
    Small British study says two drugs don't harm a child's mental development, but popular older one does

  • Autism-Linked Genes Often Differ Between Siblings
    (25-Aug-2016)
    Findings suggest developmental disorder's causes may be even more complex

  • Diabetes Drug May Help Kids With Autism Fight Unwanted Pounds
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Weight gain is a side effect of antipsychotic drugs used to treat irritability and agitation

  • Season of Conception May Affect Fetal Brain Growth
    (24-Aug-2016)
    Babies conceived in winter more apt to have learning problems and vitamin D might play a role, study finds

  • ADHD More Often Missed in Minority Kids
    (23-Aug-2016)
    Study found disparities in diagnosis, treatment rates

  • Banned PCB Chemicals Still Tied to Autism in U.S. Kids
    (23-Aug-2016)
    These toxins have lingered in the environment, study authors say

  • Could Diet in Pregnancy Raise Child's Odds for ADHD?
    (18-Aug-2016)
    Study underscores importance of good prenatal nutrition

  • Meds May Curb Risky Behaviors for Kids With ADHD
    (17-Aug-2016)
    Study found drug abuse, STDs and injuries were lower among teens who take meds

  • Acetaminophen During Pregnancy May Up Risk of ADHD in Kids
    (15-Aug-2016)
    But only association found, and researchers say women should still take the painkiller if needed

  • ADHD Common Among College Students Who Misuse Stimulant Drugs
    (12-Aug-2016)
    Study says they're also more apt to have other psychiatric issues

  • 5 Tips to Help Teens Get Needed School-Year Zzzzzs
    (10-Aug-2016)
    Avoid late nights, bright lights, noise and worry to get your rest and have a successful year, expert advises

  • Timing of Autism Diagnosis Tied to Choice of Treatment
    (05-Aug-2016)
    Kids diagnosed before age 4 more likely to receive behavior therapy shown to improve outcomes, study says

  • Blindness Biggest Fear for Many Americans
    (04-Aug-2016)
    Losing vision would be as bad or worse than losing hearing, memory, speech or a limb, survey finds

  • Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. Seniors Has Some Form of Disability
    (03-Aug-2016)
    But federal report finds most caregivers view their role as not a 'substantial problem'

  • Fido a Friend to Parents of Kids With Autism
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Study suggests family dog may help ease parental stress

  • Hearing Test May Predict Autism Risk Sooner: Study
    (01-Aug-2016)
    Researchers identify inner-ear problem that might impair speech development

  • Induced Labor Won't Raise Autism Risk in Kids, Research Suggests
    (25-Jul-2016)
    Large study should allay fears that procedure might play a role, researchers say

  • Living Past 90 Doesn't Doom You to Disease, Disability
    (21-Jul-2016)
    Study suggests life can be long and healthy, although good genes help a lot

  • Do ADHD Medicines Boost Substance Abuse Risk?
    (15-Jul-2016)
    Chances were actually lower the earlier stimulants were started, and the longer they were taken

  • Epilepsy May Triple ADHD Risk, Danish Study Finds
    (13-Jul-2016)
    It also found possible link between fever-related seizures and the behavioral disorder in kids

  • Insurance Mandates Boost U.S. Autism Diagnoses
    (11-Jul-2016)
    Early treatment provides wide range of benefits, researchers say

  • Exercise May Help Ease Adult ADHD Symptoms
    (06-Jul-2016)
    Activity won't replace standard treatments, but could be helpful add-on

  • Diabetes Doesn't Doom Seniors to Disability
    (13-Jun-2016)
    Study found increase in 'good' years of life in recent decades

  • Are 'Workaholics' Prone to OCD, Anxiety?
    (10-Jun-2016)
    Study suggests a link, but it's not clear how overwork, mental issues may be connected

  • Americans Living Longer and Better
    (09-Jun-2016)
    Improvements in heart and vision care likely behind the progress, study finds

  • Sound Sleep Elusive for Many Kids With ADHD
    (08-Jun-2016)
    Those with the attention disorder sleep less, take longer to fall asleep at night, study finds

  • ADHD Meds May Pose Heart Risks for Some Kids
    (01-Jun-2016)
    Study found slightly higher chance of irregular heartbeat shortly after starting methylphenidate

  • Lifestyle May Be Key to Improving ADHD in Kids
    (30-May-2016)
    Healthier habits related to exercise and diet could help many with the disorder, researcher says

  • Genetic Insights May Help Kids Battling Developmental Delays
    (25-May-2016)
    DNA analysis led to better treatments in 4 of 10 cases studied

  • ADHD Can First Appear in Young Adulthood for Some, Study Suggests
    (18-May-2016)
    Research in adult twins finds many had symptoms but no prior history of the disorder

  • Baby's Immune System Might Hint at Autism Risk
    (11-May-2016)
    Certain 'markers' in newborn blood samples seemed to predict future cases, study found

  • Too Much Folic Acid in Pregnancy Tied to Raised Autism Risk in Study
    (11-May-2016)
    But researchers stress that women should not throw away their supplements

  • Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study
    (10-May-2016)
    Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

  • Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study
    (10-May-2016)
    Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

  • Kids With Autism Do Well Learning New Words: Study
    (10-May-2016)
    Like their peers without the disorder, they follow teacher's gaze as new object is named

  • For ADHD, Start With Behavior Therapy, Not Drugs: CDC
    (03-May-2016)
    Parents of hyperactive young children can help them improve through guidance, experts say

  • Training Program for Those With Autism Often Results in Low-Paying Jobs: Study
    (03-May-2016)
    While 60 percent came away with work, most ended up working part-time, earning less than poverty level

  • More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study
    (02-May-2016)
    Low-income children are experiencing the biggest increases, researchers report

  • Autism Diagnosed at Younger Ages
    (02-May-2016)
    Researcher says this is due to change in screening guidelines for 18- and 24-month-olds

  • 'Wandering' a Hazard for More Than a Third of Kids With Autism
    (02-May-2016)
    In study, many were unaware they might be in danger, couldn't distinguish strangers from people they knew

  • Study Suggests Aerial Pesticide Spraying Tied to Higher Autism Rates
    (02-May-2016)
    But researcher said finding doesn't prove cause-and-effect connection

  • Americans' Longer Life = Poorer Health
    (19-Apr-2016)
    Life spans increased between 1970 and 2010, but disabilities also rose along the way, researchers say

  • Tracking Kids' Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism
    (08-Apr-2016)
    When conversations turn emotional, children with ASD change visual focus, may miss social clues, study says

  • Tracking Kids' Eye Movements Might Shed New Light on Autism
    (08-Apr-2016)
    When conversations turn emotional, children with ASD change visual focus, may miss social clues, study says

  • Short Gap Between Pregnancies Tied to Higher Autism Risk?
    (07-Apr-2016)
    Data review can't prove cause-and-effect, but suggests that ideal spacing between children is 2 to 5 years

  • Could ADHD Drugs Lower Kids' Bone Density?
    (01-Apr-2016)
    Study raises questions about bone health of young people taking meds like Ritalin and Adderall

  • Pediatricians Vary Widely in Diagnosing ADHD, Depression
    (01-Apr-2016)
    5 years of data show 15 percent of kids diagnosed with mental health condition; most prescribed drugs

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • U.S. Autism Rate Unchanged at 1 in 68 Kids: CDC
    (31-Mar-2016)
    It's not yet clear if the rate will stabilize over the long-term, experts say

  • Even Controlled, Epilepsy May Still Cause Problems for Kids
    (31-Mar-2016)
    Study finds social and educational issues may be a concern as children get older

  • Right Brain Scan Could Aid in Stroke Recovery: Study
    (31-Mar-2016)
    It might help predict speech and language recovery in those who suffer stroke in brain's left side, researchers find

  • Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

  • Most Families Cherish a Child With Down Syndrome, Survey Finds
    (21-Mar-2016)
    Only younger siblings struggled in some cases, which researchers said wasn't surprising

  • Thought Processing a Concern of Parkinson's Patients, Study Says
    (18-Mar-2016)
    Those with thinking difficulties struggle to follow conversations or recall words

  • More Older Women Now Living With 'Moderate' Disability, Study Shows
    (17-Mar-2016)
    Trend a reversal from the 1980s, researchers say

  • Good Sleep Habits Ready Kids for School Success
    (15-Mar-2016)
    Those who still have trouble by age 5 are more apt to have classroom outbursts, researcher finds

  • Stomach Troubles Not Linked to Autism, Study Finds
    (14-Mar-2016)
    Gastrointestinal problems don't cause the disorder, researcher says

  • Most Teens Who Abuse ADHD Meds Get Them From Others
    (08-Mar-2016)
    Study finds 54 percent of kids surveyed use medications for non-medicinal purposes

  • Stress of Caring for Sick Spouse May Raise Stroke Risk
    (04-Mar-2016)
    Husbands, wives need support to reduce strain, researchers say

  • ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids
    (03-Mar-2016)
    One-quarter of children in study had lower-than-normal readings, but reasons aren't clear

  • Monkeys Move Robotic Wheelchairs With Their Thoughts
    (03-Mar-2016)
    Scientists say technology might one day help severely disabled people who have lost muscle control, mobility

  • Fidgeting May Help Students With ADHD Learn
    (29-Feb-2016)
    Study found symptoms increased when kids faced more challenging memory tasks

  • Gene Abnormality May Be Key to Down Syndrome, Scientists Say
    (25-Feb-2016)
    Results might eventually lead to new treatments, study authors suggest

  • Could Adults' Expectations Drive Up ADHD Diagnoses in Kids?
    (23-Feb-2016)
    Rates of disorder have risen alongside increasing academic demands, researchers say

  • Kids With Autism More Likely to Wander, Less Likely to Recognize Danger
    (19-Feb-2016)
    Researchers concerned about risks to children with developmental issues, as well as the stress on parents

  • More College Students Misusing ADHD Med as Study Aid
    (16-Feb-2016)
    Nonmedical use of Adderall and ER visits are up, study says

  • Panel Undecided on Screening All Kids for Autism
    (16-Feb-2016)
    U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says more data needed to say yes or no to universal testing

  • Study Ties Parents' Criticism to Persistent ADHD in Kids
    (12-Feb-2016)
    If harsh comments focus on the child, rather than the behaviors, symptoms may linger, researcher says

  • Uncorrected Eye Problem Linked to Learning Issues for Preschoolers
    (12-Feb-2016)
    Farsightedness can affect kids' readiness for school and may lead to literacy problems

  • Measles Outbreak May Have Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines
    (08-Feb-2016)
    Moms and dads who were well-informed on Disneyland cases were more confident about shots in survey

  • ADHD Tied to Obesity Risk for Girls, Study Contends
    (04-Feb-2016)
    Impulsiveness, eating disorders may help explain possible link, researcher says

  • Study Links Diabetes, Obesity in Moms-to-Be to Higher Autism Risk in Kids
    (29-Jan-2016)
    Combination may nearly quadruple risk, researchers say, but their review did not prove cause-and-effect

  • Genetically Modified Monkeys Might Aid Autism Research
    (25-Jan-2016)
    Chinese scientists say the primates exhibit behaviors of disorder, could offer insight on how to treat it

  • More Evidence Preterm Birth Could Raise Autism Risk
    (21-Jan-2016)
    But researchers detect lower rate than previously reported

  • Kindergartners With Traumatic Life Experiences Struggle More in School
    (14-Jan-2016)
    Multiple adverse events linked to poorer concentration, more aggression, researchers find

  • Kids With ADHD May Be More Likely to Have Accident in Traffic: Study
    (08-Jan-2016)
    Research points to impulsive behavior and problems paying attention as key reasons

  • Study Ties Autism Risk to Prenatal Exposure to Asthma Drugs
    (06-Jan-2016)
    But taking beta-agonists during pregnancy also might benefit fetus, researchers say

  • Kids Born Through IVF Show No Higher Risk for Developmental Delays: Study
    (04-Jan-2016)
    Other infertility treatments also don't seem to interfere with child development

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • New Rules for Mammograms, Tanning Beds Top Health News of 2015
    (03-Jan-2016)
    Female libido pill, measles outbreaks and vaccine controversy also made headlines

  • Need to Boost Your Memory? Then Get Your Zzzz's
    (31-Dec-2015)
    A full night's sleep helps people solidify what they learn, researchers say

  • ADHD Meds May Raise Risk for Psychotic Side Effects in Some Kids: Study
    (30-Dec-2015)
    Two-thirds of children with parental history of mental illness report 'funny feelings' when on the stimulants

  • Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

  • Study: Extremely Premature Babies at Greater Risk for Autism
    (28-Dec-2015)
    Researchers identified differences in the brains of these newborns

  • Noisy Electronic Toys May Hamper Babies' Verbal Skills
    (23-Dec-2015)
    Study found that toddlers talk less when their toys talk, sing, light up more

  • To Help Your Kids Get Better Grades, Feed Them Breakfast: Study
    (18-Dec-2015)
    Researchers find signs that what children eat is closely linked to their academic success

  • Scientists Link Brain Chemical to Autism
    (17-Dec-2015)
    GABA inhibits excitability between cells in central nervous system

  • ADHD May Hamper Social Relationships Early in Life
    (16-Dec-2015)
    Study finds cycle of rejection by peers, worsening symptoms that may heighten difficulties

  • ADHD Patients Show Weaker Connections in Brain Networks Tied to Focus: Study
    (15-Dec-2015)
    But more research is needed before scans could be used to diagnose disorder, experts say

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Raise Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Dec-2015)
    But depression, not medication, might be a possible trigger, experts say

  • Genetic Abnormality May Explain Health Complications of Down Syndrome
    (14-Dec-2015)
    Finding might lead to ways to help prevent heart disease, diabetes in these patients, researchers say

  • ADHD Diagnoses Rising Among U.S. Kids, Study Finds
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Girls, Hispanics fueling the increase in prevalence, but experts don't know why

  • Ovarian Cyst Condition in Mom May Raise Odds for Autism in Child
    (08-Dec-2015)
    Study suggests link for women with polycystic ovarian syndrome, but can't prove cause-and-effect

  • ADHD Medications Linked to Sleep Problems in Kids
    (23-Nov-2015)
    Review of studies finds drugs like Ritalin, Adderall may create sleep woes for some

  • Kids Who Take ADHD Meds More Likely to Be Bullied, Study Finds
    (20-Nov-2015)
    Odds rose even higher if child sold or gave away the drugs

  • Scientists Grow Functional Vocal Cord Tissue in the Lab
    (18-Nov-2015)
    Breakthrough seen as first step to possible transplant for voice disorders

  • CDC: Child Autism Rate Now 1 in 45 After Survey Method Changes
    (13-Nov-2015)
    The number differs based on new questions parents were asked about their children

  • Challenges for Extreme Preemies Can Last into Teens
    (09-Nov-2015)
    But majority of very preterm or very small newborns do well, experts say

  • Weight Gain a Challenge for Children With Autism: Study
    (03-Nov-2015)
    Preschoolers, teens on the spectrum are more likely than peers to be overweight, obese

  • Oxytocin 'Love Hormone' Nasal Spray Shows Promise in Kids With Autism
    (27-Oct-2015)
    Small Australian trial suggests it could boost social skills; larger U.S. trials are planned, expert says

  • Scientists Explore Role of 'Love Hormone' in Boosting Social Ties
    (26-Oct-2015)
    Oxytocin linked to marijuana-like molecule in the brain, study says

  • Bullied Teens Face Roadblocks to Mental Health Services
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Pediatricians must do more for these children, researcher says

  • Kids in Foster Care Have Tripled Rates of ADHD, Study Finds
    (23-Oct-2015)
    However, most do tend to get treatment, CDC researchers report

  • When Anxiety Silences a Child
    (23-Oct-2015)
    Selective mutism, a relatively rare condition, flies quietly under the radar, experts say

  • ADHD May Have Different Effects on Brains of Boys and Girls
    (22-Oct-2015)
    Study findings might explain different behaviors seen in genders, experts say

  • Artificial Skin Could Bring Sense of Touch to Prosthetics
    (15-Oct-2015)
    But many steps remain before this technology might be available for human use

  • Kids With Mental Ills Often Treated Solely by Primary Care Doctors
    (12-Oct-2015)
    Shortage of child psychiatrists helps explain findings, expert says

  • Frequent School Changes Linked to Poorer Performance
    (09-Oct-2015)
    For low-income kids, moving every year may hurt math skills, behavior, study suggests

  • Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

  • Though Rare, Some Disabilities Seen Long After Newborn Heart Surgery
    (21-Sep-2015)
    Study authors suggest a lack of oxygen before the procedure may play a role

  • ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids
    (14-Sep-2015)
    This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

  • Pregnancy Intervals May Affect Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Spacing of less than 2 years, or waiting 6 or more years linked to raised odds, but much more research needed

  • ADHD May Mask Autism in Young Kids
    (14-Sep-2015)
    This might lead to delay in getting the right diagnosis and treatment, experts say

  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Better Emotion Perception in Some Infants
    (14-Sep-2015)
    Those at risk for autism showed more social development in small study, but experts said more research is needed

  • Autism Behaviors May Differ in Boys and Girls
    (04-Sep-2015)
    Study also found gender differences in brains of children with the disorder

  • One-Third of U.S. Kids With ADHD Diagnosed Before Age 6: Report
    (03-Sep-2015)
    But researchers add that few valid tests exist to support diagnosis in children that young

  • Cutting-Edge Gene Tests May Improve Management of Autism
    (01-Sep-2015)
    Results could help personalize care, experts say

  • ADHD Risk Rises for Each Week a Preemie Is Born Early
    (24-Aug-2015)
    Being underweight or overweight at birth also linked to higher odds, study says

  • More American Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-Aug-2015)
    U.S. Food and Drug Administration offers tips on coping with attention disorder

  • Social Skills Program for Young Adults With Autism Shows Promise
    (06-Aug-2015)
    PEERS involves patients and caregivers to maintain social support and guidance

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Adults Has a Physical, Mental Disability: CDC
    (30-Jul-2015)
    Race, poverty and less education linked to increased odds of having a disability

  • Autism Care Costs Could Hit $500 Billion by 2025: Study
    (29-Jul-2015)
    Researchers stress need for research to find better interventions, treatments, to lower future spending

  • Early Birth Linked to Introversion, Neuroticism in Adult Life
    (27-Jul-2015)
    Study found people who were very premature at birth were more likely to be socially withdrawn

  • Hormone Linked to Social Difficulties With Autism, Early Study Finds
    (22-Jul-2015)
    Levels of vasopressin associated with 'theory of mind' tasks in children with ASD

  • Dad's Involvement With Autistic Child Helps Mom, Too
    (17-Jul-2015)
    Study finds that depression levels in mothers drop when fathers engage in caretaking

  • Children with Autism Respond Differently to Smells: Study
    (02-Jul-2015)
    Kids with ASDs didn't change their sniff response when odors were unpleasant

  • Are Too Many Young Americans Getting Antipsychotics for ADHD?
    (01-Jul-2015)
    Study shows rise in prescriptions for the powerful medications, even though they're not OK'd for this use

  • Poor Health as Teen, Poor Job Prospects Later, Study Suggests
    (22-Jun-2015)
    Chronic mental or physical problems were tied to worse education, employment goals in adult life

  • Tourette Risk Seems to Be Driven by Genetics
    (17-Jun-2015)
    If first-degree relative has the nervous-system disorder, chances of having it can triple, study says

  • Could ADHD Drug Find New Role in Menopause?
    (12-Jun-2015)
    Small study suggests Vyvanse might help with concentration, thought organization

  • Adults Can Pick Up Perfect Pitch, Study Shows
    (12-Jun-2015)
    With training, people may be able to identify notes they hear

  • Fidgeting May Help Children With ADHD to Focus
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Small study found those who squirmed performed better on a test

  • Superior Visual Ability Found Early in Children With Autism
    (11-Jun-2015)
    Researchers suggest above-average perception at 9 months might be a clue to the disorder

  • Parents' Age May Be Factor in Child's Autism Risk
    (09-Jun-2015)
    Greater odds of disorder in kids of teen moms, older moms and parents with big age gap, study suggests

  • Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says
    (05-Jun-2015)
    But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

  • Special Diets, Supplements Not Always Helpful for Kids With Autism
    (05-Jun-2015)
    These interventions are often tied to too little, or too much of certain nutrients, study finds

  • Scientists Bioengineer First Artificial Animal Limb
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Rat forelimb designed and grown in lab first step toward producing parts for transplant, researchers say

  • Study Shows Arthritis' Toll on Work, Social Life
    (04-Jun-2015)
    Joint disease plus other chronic health conditions may keep up to one-third affected out of workplace

  • Pesticides Linked to ADHD, Study Says
    (03-Jun-2015)
    Research found greater exposure tied to more hyperactivity and impulsivity in boys

  • For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key
    (27-May-2015)
    Expert says study emphasizes brain differences in those with speech problem

  • For Kids Who Stutter, Rhythm Perception May Be Key
    (27-May-2015)
    Expert says study emphasizes brain differences in those with speech problem

  • Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
    (25-May-2015)
    Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

  • Dyslexia Unrelated to Vision Problems: Study
    (25-May-2015)
    Eye therapies will not cure reading disorder, experts say

  • Animals May Ease Social Anxiety in Children With Autism
    (22-May-2015)
    Playing with guinea pig in stressful situation was calming, study finds

  • Scientists Pinpoint a Speech Center in Brain
    (18-May-2015)
    Discovery suggests a specific area dedicated to this task

  • Learning Daily Skills Prepares Kids With Autism for Adult Life
    (15-May-2015)
    Those who can clean house and make meals more likely to be employed, study says

  • CDC: 1 in 10 Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (14-May-2015)
    Numbers remain unchanged since 2007; boys still twice as likely to have the condition as girls

  • Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds
    (14-May-2015)
    Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'

  • Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds
    (14-May-2015)
    Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'

  • Adults With Autism Fare Poorly in Job Interviews, Study Finds
    (14-May-2015)
    Impaired communication skills may be apparent even in those deemed 'high-functioning'

  • Girls With Autism Fare Worse Than Boys, Study Finds
    (13-May-2015)
    Though they are far less likely to to be diagnosed with the disorder, their behavioral differences are worse

  • Autism May Differ in Brains of Boys and Girls
    (13-May-2015)
    Finding might lead to improvements in how disorder is diagnosed, treated based on sex, researcher says

  • Common Sports, Hobbies Often Popular Among People With Autism
    (13-May-2015)
    Study undercuts notion that these individuals only focus on specialized pursuits

  • Study Links Sleep Troubles to Children's Mental Health
    (11-May-2015)
    Some of the problems included anxiety, depression and ADHD, researchers say

  • Concussion May Hurt School Performance for a While
    (11-May-2015)
    Several weeks of academic accommodations might be needed, experts say

  • ADHD Tied to Higher Risk of Eating Disorder in Kids and Teens
    (01-May-2015)
    Study links attention disorder and a form of binge-eating syndrome

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Moms' Pre-Pregnancy Obesity Tied to ADHD, Other Issues in Kids
    (01-May-2015)
    Nature of connection between the conditions isn't clear, however, experts say

  • Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls
    (28-Apr-2015)
    They're more likely to show social awkwardness rather than physical symptoms, study finds

  • Freedom to Fidget Helps Kids With ADHD Learn: Study
    (21-Apr-2015)
    The more they were able to move during tests, the better they did

  • Training Programs for Parents Tied to Better Behavior in Kids With Autism
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Behavior management strategies seemed to make a difference, study found

  • Another Study Finds No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Finding held true even for children at risk for the developmental disorder

  • Many Young Adults With Autism Face Unemployment, Isolation
    (21-Apr-2015)
    Report highlights need for more services for this age group

  • Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (17-Apr-2015)
    Low-lying states have rates up to 16 percent versus 6 percent in mountain regions

  • Brain Scans Give Clues to Link Between Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome
    (17-Apr-2015)
    People with Down syndrome are at much higher risk of developing dementia, researchers say

  • Doctors Often Ignore Parents' Concerns About Autism in Young Kids: Study
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Research suggests that needless delays in diagnosis, treatment, occur as a result

  • Father's Sperm May Hold Clues to Autism Risk
    (15-Apr-2015)
    Future research will examine more families, different occupations

  • Is Gestational Diabetes Linked to Autism?
    (14-Apr-2015)
    High blood sugar might interfere with normal brain development, researcher says

  • Not Interested in School? Maybe They're Born That Way
    (13-Apr-2015)
    Study suggests genetics contribute to a student's lack of motivation

  • Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism
    (09-Apr-2015)
    But research is still preliminary, expert says

  • Brain Scans May Predict Language Skills in Kids With Autism
    (09-Apr-2015)
    But research is still preliminary, expert says

  • Older Mexican-Americans Often Disabled, Study Says
    (02-Apr-2015)
    Findings highlight growing need for long-term care

  • Newer Test for Down Syndrome Called 'Major Advance'
    (01-Apr-2015)
    But it won't eliminate need for invasive diagnostics such as amniocentesis, doctors say

  • Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

  • Autism Tied to Higher Risk for Gut Troubles in Children
    (25-Mar-2015)
    In study, kids with the behavioral disorder were more prone to symptoms such as diarrhea or constipation

  • Scientists Spot Gene Tied to Severe Autism in Girls
    (25-Mar-2015)
    Research aims to get at root causes of the disorder

  • ADHD Children May Gain More From Family-Centered Care
    (23-Mar-2015)
    Study found teaching positive parenting skills in compassionate way improved outcomes

  • Can Fish Oil Help Boys With ADHD Pay Attention?
    (19-Mar-2015)
    Perhaps, but it won't take the place of medication, expert says

  • IVF Kids May Have Higher Odds of Autism, Study Finds
    (19-Mar-2015)
    But multiple births, mother's age may account for the increased risk, researchers say

  • Autism-Linked Genes May Be Tied to Slightly Higher IQ
    (12-Mar-2015)
    Those with genes associated with the disorder scored slightly higher on thinking tests, study finds

  • About 7 Percent of Kids Worldwide Have ADHD: Study
    (03-Mar-2015)
    But some question accuracy of estimate

  • ADHD May Raise Odds for Premature Death
    (26-Feb-2015)
    Risk is small, but a sign the disorder is a serious problem, experts say

  • 'Play' May Be More Stressful for Kids With Autism: Study
    (13-Feb-2015)
    Brain scans also reveal apparent lack of social recognition during video play, researchers say

  • No Link Seen Between Oxytocin-Assisted Labor and ADHD
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Previous research with animals had suggested a possible connection

  • Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

  • Energy Drinks Tied to Inattention, Hyper Behavior in Middle Schoolers: Study
    (09-Feb-2015)
    Kids shouldn't drink sugary, caffeinated beverages, researchers conclude

  • Program for 1-Year-Olds Tries to Lessen Autism's Impact
    (06-Feb-2015)
    Parents taught to work on concerning behaviors before diagnosis

  • Lead Exposure May Be Bigger Threat to Boys Than Girls
    (30-Jan-2015)
    Hormones may offer young females some protection from toxic effects, study says

  • ADHD Linked to Earlier Use of Illicit Drugs in Teens: Study
    (28-Jan-2015)
    But one expert stressed that treatment for the disorder may curb those impulses

  • Some Kids With Autism Show Improvement by Age 6: Study
    (28-Jan-2015)
    20 percent experienced gains in daily functioning, 11 percent had less severe symptoms, researchers say

  • Autism Genes Vary, Even in Affected Siblings, Study Finds
    (26-Jan-2015)
    Only one-third of siblings with autism shared similar genetic variations, researchers say

  • Study Hints That 'Video Feedback' Therapy May Help Curb Autism
    (22-Jan-2015)
    Research suggests an effect for at-risk babies, but more study is needed, expert says

  • Those With Autism May Have Unique Brain Connections, Study Shows
    (19-Jan-2015)
    Brains of people without the disorder show similar patterns, possibly because of shared social experiences

  • 1 in 5 Adults With Epilepsy Also Has ADHD Symptoms: Study
    (15-Jan-2015)
    Experts say that controlling seizures may help alleviate other psychiatric symptoms

  • ADHD Drug Might Help Treat Binge-Eating Disorder, Study Suggests
    (14-Jan-2015)
    But therapy is preferable to medication, one expert says

  • Autism Signs May Be Missed in Short Checkups
    (12-Jan-2015)
    Typical behaviors often exceed atypical ones and mislead clinicians in brief assessments, study finds

  • Can Pets Help Boost Social Skills for Kids With Autism?
    (05-Jan-2015)
    Study finds slight evidence that family pets boost social skills in children with the disorder

  • ADHD May Raise Teens' Odds for Smoking, Drinking
    (24-Dec-2014)
    Researchers found each additional symptom increased the risk of tobacco and alcohol use at a young age

  • Different Gene Mutations May Determine Severity, Type of Autism
    (22-Dec-2014)
    Finding might explain why the disorder is never identical in patients, could improve diagnosis and treatment

  • Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk
    (18-Dec-2014)
    Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

  • Medication Linked to Fewer Injuries in Kids With ADHD
    (15-Dec-2014)
    Older teens experienced the greatest drop in injury risk while taking Ritalin, researchers report

  • Brain Inflammation a Hallmark of Autism, Study Shows
    (10-Dec-2014)
    But researchers stress it does not cause developmental disorder

  • 40 Percent of Seniors Report Having a Disability
    (02-Dec-2014)
    U.S. government analysis also found 15 percent had three or more problems

  • Some People May Be Pre-Wired to Be Bilingual
    (26-Nov-2014)
    Learning of second language also seems to boost brain, study says

  • Full-Day Preschool Beats Part-Day for School Preparedness
    (25-Nov-2014)
    Full-time program for youngest tots boosts test scores, attendance: study

  • Holidays Can Be Sensory Overload for Kids With Autism
    (23-Nov-2014)
    Expert offers tips for parents on how to help children stay calm during hustle and bustle of the season

  • Two Generic Versions of ADHD Drug Not as Effective: FDA
    (14-Nov-2014)
    In some patients, the medications were released more slowly than extended-release Concerta

  • ADHD Stimulant Drug Abuse Common Among Young Adults: Survey
    (13-Nov-2014)
    Reasons for misuse include pressure to succeed at school or work

  • Minority Kids May Be Missed in Autism Diagnoses: Study
    (10-Nov-2014)
    White children more likely to be identified by schools, but researchers aren't sure what's behind this trend

  • Can Video Game Play Help Young Minds Learn?
    (10-Nov-2014)
    Both skilled and unskilled players showed improved learning abilities in small study

  • ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

  • The ABCs of Successful Classroom Design
    (05-Nov-2014)
    Lighting, temperature can influence student achievement, researchers say

  • Typical ADHD Care Leaves Room for Improvement, Study Finds
    (03-Nov-2014)
    Many pediatricians fail to follow guidelines for diagnosis, treatment

  • Better Detection, Diagnosis Major Factors Behind Rise in Autism Cases: Study
    (03-Nov-2014)
    But, reporting changes don't explain the total increase, experts say

  • Discovery of 100-Plus Genes Tied to Autism May Improve Treatments
    (29-Oct-2014)
    Disorder has a 'very large number of potential causes,' researcher says

  • More Clues to Spotting Autism in Siblings of Those With Disorder
    (28-Oct-2014)
    20 percent of younger brothers, sisters also diagnosed by age 3, researchers report

  • Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk?
    (24-Oct-2014)
    Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

  • U.S. Kids Use ADHD Meds More During School Year
    (17-Oct-2014)
    Researchers suggest this may be to boost academic achievement

  • Broccoli Compound Shows Promise for Autism Symptoms in Small Study
    (13-Oct-2014)
    Researchers caution that not everyone improved, and findings are preliminary

  • Hearing Their Own Babble Helps Babies Learn to Speak: Study
    (10-Oct-2014)
    Researchers found infants with hearing loss quickly caught up to peers after cochlear implants

  • New Prosthetic Hands Restore Sense of Touch to Amputees
    (08-Oct-2014)
    Advances herald new opportunities for patients in everyday life, experts say

  • Kids With Autism Tend to Be Less Active, Study Says
    (02-Oct-2014)
    But 'underlying physical abilities are there'

  • Spacing Between Sibling Births Tied to Autism Risk in Study
    (30-Sep-2014)
    But authors, expert stressed that couples shouldn't base family planning on this finding

  • ADHD Can Hamper School Performance as Early as 2nd Grade, Study Says
    (29-Sep-2014)
    Researchers report problems with reading, math, social skills

  • Better-Informed Women Order Fewer Prenatal Gene Tests, Study Finds
    (26-Sep-2014)
    Unbiased facts are key to intelligent decision-making, researchers say

  • Many Kids With ADHD May Be Missing Out on Talk Therapy
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Study finds just one in four taking medication gets additional treatment

  • Boys With Autism Show Certain Grammar Skills in Study
    (25-Sep-2014)
    They were able to form some past tense verbs faster than boys without the disorder

  • Brain Chemical May Help Control Tourette 'Tics'
    (25-Sep-2014)
    Scientists say their finding may lead to new treatments for the disorder

  • Kids Taking ADHD Drugs Get Little Psychotherapy: Study
    (23-Sep-2014)
    Researchers find rates vary widely by county in U.S.

  • Could Low Iron Intake During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Study reinforces benefits of taking supplements as recommended

  • Brainwaves May Help Gauge Autism Severity: Study
    (22-Sep-2014)
    Seeing how fast a child processes sounds might lead to earlier diagnosis, too, researchers say

  • Study Sees Differences in Brain Connections of Kids With ADHD
    (15-Sep-2014)
    Important networks that control behavior are slower to link up, scans show

  • Medications Plus Parent Training May Help Kids With Aggression, ADHD
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Combination treatment seems to reduce anger and violent tendencies, study finds

  • Estrogen Receptor May Play a Role in Autism
    (11-Sep-2014)
    Researchers find lower levels of key sex hormones in small study

  • Spotting, Treating Autism Symptoms in Infancy May Prevent Delays
    (09-Sep-2014)
    But, study doesn't show that parent-based therapy can change course of autism

  • ADHD Medications Won't Stunt Kids' Growth, Study Finds
    (02-Sep-2014)
    Research suggests that stimulant drugs don't affect adult height

  • Scientists Find Differences in Brains of Those With Dyslexia
    (29-Aug-2014)
    Scans showed less connectivity in regions linked to reading

  • Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
    (27-Aug-2014)
    New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

  • Do Antidepressants in Pregnancy Raise Risks for Mental Woes in Kids?
    (27-Aug-2014)
    New study discounts pills' link to autism, but suggests ties to ADHD

  • Kids With Autism Have Extra Brain Connections, Study Says
    (21-Aug-2014)
    Too many of these 'synapses' could be a problem, but medicines might someday help prune them away

  • Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Largest increase reported among wealthier families

  • Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds
    (18-Aug-2014)
    Largest increase reported among wealthier families

  • 'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Play Key Role in Kids' Social Skills
    (04-Aug-2014)
    While looking for possible link to autism, researchers found hormone affected all kids

  • Preschoolers With Special Needs May Gain From 'Inclusion' Classrooms
    (31-Jul-2014)
    Peers with stronger language abilities have positive effect, study finds

  • Different Areas of Brain Affected in Autism, Sensory Disorders
    (30-Jul-2014)
    Sophisticated brain scans show the two conditions are somewhat similar, but are also markedly different

  • 'Love Hormone' Oxytocin May Help Some With Autism
    (29-Jul-2014)
    Study found it boosted ability of certain patients to read facial expressions, nonverbal cues

  • Less Flexibility Seen in Brain Wiring of Kids With Autism: Study
    (29-Jul-2014)
    Scans reveal differences that might explain why transitions are difficult

  • Genes May Be Key to Language Delay in Kids
    (25-Jul-2014)
    Study of twins suggests vocabulary, grammar skills largely inherited

  • Parents of Children With Autism Need Help, Too
    (22-Jul-2014)
    Study found mothers who were taught stress-reduction skills had less depression, anxiety

  • Smoking While Pregnant Linked to ADHD in Children
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Expectant moms' use of nicotine-replacement therapy could also spell problems for kids, study suggests

  • Common Genes Implicated in Autism Study
    (21-Jul-2014)
    Findings suggest genetics play a bigger role than environment in risk of disorder

  • Babies' Brains Prep for Speech Long Before First Words Come Out
    (14-Jul-2014)
    Scans found motor areas were activated when infants heard others talking, researchers report

  • Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse
    (10-Jul-2014)
    But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

  • Researchers See Link Between Dyslexia, Abuse
    (10-Jul-2014)
    But they're not sure which one might lead to the other

  • Researchers Say They've Found New Clues to Autism
    (09-Jul-2014)
    Gene mutation appears linked to subtype of disorder

  • ADHD Drugs May Up Risk of Heart Problems in Kids, Study Finds
    (03-Jul-2014)
    But problems are rare, findings should not cause alarm, experts say

  • iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact

  • Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More
    (01-Jul-2014)
    No link to autism found in large review of previous research on measles, mumps, rubella vaccine

  • iPads May Help Boost Speaking Skills in Kids With Autism: Study
    (01-Jul-2014)
    Combining use of device with therapy sessions helped minimally verbal children talk, interact

  • Kids With ADHD More Likely to Abuse Drugs: Analysis
    (30-Jun-2014)
    But researchers also found that medications used to treat disorder not part of increased risk

  • Health Tip: Communicate With an ADHD Child
    (26-Jun-2014)
    Shouting doesn't help

  • Adults With Asperger Syndrome May Have Higher Suicide Risk
    (25-Jun-2014)
    British study found people with this form of autism often think of suicide, especially if depressed

  • Mother's Birthplace May Affect Autism Risk in Kids
    (24-Jun-2014)
    Some foreign-born mothers now in U.S. are more likely to have children with the disorder, study finds

  • Study Links Pesticide Exposure During Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Kids
    (23-Jun-2014)
    But it doesn't prove pesticides cause autism, and didn't directly measure women's chemical exposure, expert notes

  • No Sign That ADHD Meds Raise Suicide Risk: Study
    (20-Jun-2014)
    'Rigorous' Swedish research compared behavior when patients were on or off the stimulant drugs

  • Parents of a Child With Autism Often Forgo Further Childbearing: Study
    (18-Jun-2014)
    Stress of caring for an affected child is probably a big factor, one expert says

  • Autism's Costs Can Run Into Millions for One Person
    (09-Jun-2014)
    Lost wages, residential care and special education are just some of the driving factors, study finds

  • Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

  • Genetic 'Networks' May Play Role in Autism
    (06-Jun-2014)
    Finding might provide new targets for drugs to treat disorder, researchers say

  • Hormone Levels in Womb Tied to Autism Risk in Boys: Study
    (03-Jun-2014)
    Experts caution that finding is preliminary, with no current implications for treatment or prevention

  • Scientists See Environmental Changes to Genes in Kids With Autism
    (29-May-2014)
    Double whammy of mutated genes and environmental genetic changes may make disorder more severe

  • Can Fire Retardants Raise Risk of Children Born With Lower IQs?
    (28-May-2014)
    Study found higher levels of the chemicals in mom also upped chances of hyperactivity in kids by age 5

  • A Walk a Day Keeps Disability at Bay
    (27-May-2014)
    Study links greater mobility in old age to daily strolls

  • Exercise Aids in Stroke Recovery
    (20-May-2014)
    Regular activity, such as walking, afterwards improves memory and quality of life, suggest experts

  • Adults With Autism at Risk for Many Health Problems: Study
    (14-May-2014)
    Research shows rates of mental, physical problems higher in these patients than among other adults

  • Early Repetitive Behaviors May Signal Autism Risk
    (14-May-2014)
    Research in siblings of children with autism may give parents a way to spot signs of the disorder earlier

  • Study Probes Why Kids With Autism Are Oversensitive to Touch, Noise
    (14-May-2014)
    New brain imaging study shows certain regions are hyperactive to sensory stimuli

  • Drug Therapy May Lower Odds That Kids With ADHD Will Smoke
    (12-May-2014)
    Children with the disorder typically have higher smoking rates, experts note

  • Health Tip: Dealing With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
    (08-May-2014)
    What parents can do

  • Kids With ADHD May Also Suffer Family Troubles
    (06-May-2014)
    Study found they were more likely to come from homes affected by poverty, divorce, substance abuse

  • Skills Like Walking, Talking Don't Come Easily for Minority Kids With Autism
    (06-May-2014)
    Phenomenon occurs twice as often in black children, 1.5 times more in Hispanics than in whites: study

  • Exercise Could Help Disabled People, But Too Few Are Active: CDC
    (06-May-2014)
    Lack of workouts increases the risk of chronic diseases, experts say

  • Genes, Environment May Play Equal Parts in Autism Risk: Study
    (05-May-2014)
    Interaction between the two is probably complex, needs more research, experts say

  • Many Ivy League Students Admit Using ADHD Drugs for Better Grades: Study
    (02-May-2014)
    18 percent surveyed said they've used meds like Adderall to stay alert when cramming

  • Poor Fitness in Middle Age Tied to Early Death Risk in Study
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Grip strength, ability to rise from chair and standing balance measured

  • Even Routine Housework May Help Stave Off Disability
    (30-Apr-2014)
    Study finds benefit in light activity such as housecleaning or a slow stroll

  • Older Mothers at Higher Risk of Child With Autism, Study Suggests
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Researchers compared thousands of children born in Sweden over two decades

  • Caring for Severely Ill Kids May Have Silver Lining
    (29-Apr-2014)
    Many parent caregivers show signs of 'post-traumatic growth,' study says

  • Autism Affects Motor Skills Too
    (28-Apr-2014)
    As condition's severity rises, so do difficulties in movement, dexterity, study finds

  • Gastro Woes More Common in Kids With Autism: Review
    (28-Apr-2014)
    Their risk for digestive problems is 4 times higher than in typically developing peers, researchers found

  • ADHD Drug Ritalin Boosted Self-Control in Tests
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Researchers think manipulating brain chemicals might help people stick to a diet or boring tasks

  • FDA Advisers: Ban Use of Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
    (25-Apr-2014)
    The controversial tools are used on emotionally disabled kids at a Mass. facility

  • FDA Warns Against Bogus Autism Treatments
    (25-Apr-2014)
    Consumers should beware of false, misleading claims, says agency, which has issued warnings to makers

  • 1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report
    (24-Apr-2014)
    More than half of parents said the drugs are helpful

  • FDA Reconsiders Behavior-Modifying 'Shock Devices'
    (24-Apr-2014)
    Agency meets Thursday to discuss outlawing tools used on emotionally disabled kids

  • Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

  • No Connection Between Induced Labor, Autism: Obgyns
    (21-Apr-2014)
    American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists advises against changes to current practice

  • Language Problems Common for Kids With ADHD, Study Finds
    (21-Apr-2014)
    Anxiety often goes hand in hand with attention disorder, too

  • Key Brain 'Networks' May Differ in Autism, Study Suggests
    (16-Apr-2014)
    Neural systems tied to gauging social cues appear 'over-connected' in children with the disorder

  • Apathy Might Signal Brain Shrinkage in Old Age: Study
    (16-Apr-2014)
    But the findings only show an association; they don't prove cause and effect, experts say

  • Family Dog Can Help Kids With Autism
    (15-Apr-2014)
    The bond between child and pet can also be a 'bridge' to interaction with others, study suggests

  • Study Ties Antidepressant Use in Pregnancy to Autism Risk in Boys
    (14-Apr-2014)
    But the risk is low, and it's important to treat depression in pregnant women, experts say

  • After Skin Cancer, Removable Model Replaces Real Ear
    (11-Apr-2014)
    Attached by implanted magnets, prosthetic ear helps Chicago patient feel 'normal' again

  • Too Many Foster Kids With ADHD Treated With Antipsychotic Drugs: Study
    (10-Apr-2014)
    Researchers looked at unapproved 'atypical' use of these meds in one state

  • Could Dads' Obesity Raise Autism Risk for Kids?
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Study finds slight increase linked to weight of fathers, not mothers

  • Muscle Weakness May Persist for Months After ICU Stay
    (07-Apr-2014)
    Hospitalized patients who'd been on mechanical ventilators were studied up to 2 years after discharge

  • Your Dog Truly Loves Your Scent
    (05-Apr-2014)
    Brain scans showed greater response to owners' odor than to those of other people and pets

  • U.S. Autism Estimates Rise by 30 Percent for Kids
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Researchers say increase could be due to better diagnosis of the developmental disorder

  • Stroke Survivors Deserve Team Care: Statement
    (27-Mar-2014)
    Experts call for palliative care to improve patients' quality of life

  • More Signs Autism May Originate During Pregnancy
    (26-Mar-2014)
    Brain-tissue samples show differences linked to prenatal development

  • Low Back Pain Leading Cause of Disability Worldwide: Study
    (25-Mar-2014)
    Nearly 10 percent of people are affected, researchers find

  • Device May Restore Speech to People on Breathing Tubes
    (19-Mar-2014)
    Doctors say 'electrolarynx' eased frustration for patient on mechanical ventilator

  • Partial Skull Removal May Save Older Patients' Lives After Massive Stroke
    (19-Mar-2014)
    But disability after surgery is often severe, study finds

  • ADHD Drugs Linked to Later Weight Gain in Kids
    (17-Mar-2014)
    Study found 'rebound' effect in children who stopped using stimulants, which may increase obesity risk later

  • Science Probes Secrets of 'Contagious Yawning'
    (14-Mar-2014)
    People don't do it because they are empathizing with a yawner, study suggests

  • Do Job Hunters Who Stutter Face Bias?
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Participants in small British study reported rejection, unsuitable work

  • Do Job Hunters Who Stutter Face Bias?
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Participants in small British study reported rejection, unsuitable work

  • Do Job Hunters Who Stutter Face Bias?
    (14-Mar-2014)
    Participants in small British study reported rejection, unsuitable work

  • More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

  • Every Minute Matters With Clot-Busting Stroke Drug: Study
    (13-Mar-2014)
    Every 60 seconds shaved off how quickly tPA was given meant patient had one less day of disability

  • Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

  • Autism, ADHD Tied to Gender Concerns in Some Kids: Study
    (12-Mar-2014)
    These children may be less inhibited, more likely to say they want to be another gender, researchers suggest

  • Younger Siblings of Kids With Autism May Show Early Signs of Problems
    (07-Mar-2014)
    Study found developmental or behavioral red flags in babies as young as 1 year

  • Psychiatric Ills Widespread Among U.S. Soldiers: Studies
    (03-Mar-2014)
    Rates exceed those found in general population; may help explain increase in suicides, researchers say

  • Gene Study Offers Clues to Why Autism Strikes More Males
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Girls seem to tolerate more genetic mutations than boys do before showing symptoms of disorder

  • One-Third of Young Stroke Victims Remain Disabled Years After: Study
    (27-Feb-2014)
    Keys to improved function include preventing a 2nd stroke and continuing with rehab, experts say

  • Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

  • Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

  • A Better Test for Down Syndrome?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    New gene-based screen for chromosomal disorders is more accurate than current methods, study says

  • Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes?
    (26-Feb-2014)
    Large Swedish study found higher rates of autism, ADHD and other disorders, but expert says the risk is small

  • Use of Tylenol in Pregnancy Tied to Higher ADHD Risk in Child
    (24-Feb-2014)
    Risk increases with longer use, researchers say; experts caution the finding needs verification

  • Scientists Use Fishing Line, Thread to Make Artificial Muscles
    (20-Feb-2014)
    They're 100 times stronger than human muscles and could be used in robots, researchers say

  • Too Much Sitting After 60 May Lead to Disability, Study Says
    (19-Feb-2014)
    For each extra sedentary hour per day, researchers found a 50 percent increased risk

  • Kids With ADHD May Benefit From 'Brain Wave' Training in School: Study
    (17-Feb-2014)
    But experts agree more research is needed to see if that translates into better classroom performance

  • Video Games Might Help People With Dyslexia Learn to Read, Study Suggests
    (13-Feb-2014)
    Sights, sounds may prove a distraction, researchers say

  • Autism Costs Average $17,000 Yearly for Each Child, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2014)
    School systems bear the brunt, not parents, researchers find

  • Premature Babies Benefit From Adult Talk, Study Finds
    (10-Feb-2014)
    Starting in intensive care unit, 'conversations' appear to aid language development

  • Brain Study Explores 'Inner World' of Autism
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Children with the condition had busier brains at rest, scans showed

  • Infants' Response to Talking Faces May Be Clue to Autism
    (06-Feb-2014)
    Researchers found 6-month-olds who shifted their gaze away were more likely to develop disorder

  • Eye Condition in Preemies Hints at Risk for Later Disabilities
    (04-Feb-2014)
    Study found 'severe retinopathy of prematurity' raised risk of motor problems, mental impairment, hearing loss

  • A Challenge at Work Might Ease Autism Symptoms in Adults
    (31-Jan-2014)
    Finding counters the notion that difficult behaviors are hard to alter in these patients

  • How Your Brain 'Hears' Speech
    (30-Jan-2014)
    It picks up 'acoustic signatures,' not specific sounds of letters as previously thought

  • Drivers With ADHD May Be at Higher Risk for Serious Crashes
    (29-Jan-2014)
    In large Swedish study, men who took their meds lowered their accident odds

  • 'Sensitive' Older Sibling May Help Boost Preschoolers' Language Skills
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Study found a difference, particularly in large families where parents are stretched for time

  • 'Sensitive' Older Sibling May Help Boost Preschoolers' Language Skills
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Study found a difference, particularly in large families where parents are stretched for time

  • Twenty U.S. Kids Hospitalized Each Day for Gun Injuries: Study
    (27-Jan-2014)
    Nearly a third of these shootings are accidental, study finds

  • New Diagnosis Rules Could Lead to Drop in Autism Numbers
    (22-Jan-2014)
    Study says stricter definition of the condition means fewer children will meet threshold

  • FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Experts caution that it should only be given to young children when problems first appear

  • FDA Approves Genetic Test That Helps Explain Developmental Problems in Kids
    (17-Jan-2014)
    Experts caution that it should only be given to young children when problems first appear

  • Both Sides of Brain Involved in Speech, Study Finds
    (15-Jan-2014)
    Discovery might lead to new treatments for stroke victims or those with brain injuries, researchers say

  • Alternative Therapies Widely Used for Autism
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Study finds many parents use them alongside conventional treatments to try to manage symptoms

  • Sight, Sound Out of Sync in Kids With Autism, Study Finds
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Researcher compares the processing delay to a poorly dubbed movie

  • New Study Challenges Dyslexia-Brain Changes Link
    (14-Jan-2014)
    Researchers suggest poorer reading experiences lead to less gray matter

  • Troubled Launch of 'Obamacare' Tops Health News for 2013
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Angelina Jolie's double mastectomy, new heart care guidelines also made headlines

  • Study: Kids With ADHD, Aggression May Benefit From 2nd Med
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Modest improvements in violent behavior noted with addition of antipsychotic drug

  • Can Bacterial Infections During Pregnancy Raise Autism Risk?
    (02-Jan-2014)
    Study found an association, but researchers said such infections are common and most don't lead to problems

  • Landmark ADHD Study Backed Drugs Over Therapy at a Cost: Report
    (30-Dec-2013)
    Children denied counseling may have lost out, experts say

  • Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    (18-Dec-2013)
    Large study finds little connection between mother's use of drugs like Prozac and children's autism risk

  • Many ADHD Drugs Linked to Painful Erections: FDA
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Agency wants drug labels to reflect this rare risk

  • Rural Cancer Survivors May Retire Sooner, Get Less Paid Disability
    (17-Dec-2013)
    Vermont study compared their work lives to those of urban peers

  • Could a Tiny Worm Help Treat Autism?
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Researchers see promise in two novel therapies

  • Two-Thirds of Seniors Need Help With Some Part of Daily Living
    (12-Dec-2013)
    Study finds they rely on other people or special devices to complete routine tasks

  • Sensory Therapy Might Work for Kids With Autism
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Study found it helped children bothered by ordinary noises, feel of toothbrush or shower water on skin

  • Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Researchers find new insight into reading disorder

  • Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia
    (05-Dec-2013)
    Researchers find new insight into reading disorder

  • More Than 6 Percent of U.S. Teens Take Psychiatric Meds: Survey
    (04-Dec-2013)
    ADHD, depression most common conditions reported by those on medication

  • OMG, Guys Can Talk Like Valley Girls, Too?
    (04-Dec-2013)
    For sure, 'uptalk' is spreading, new study finds

  • Mother's Smoking, Early Birth May Raise ADHD Risk in Children
    (03-Dec-2013)
    But researchers say more study on the causes of the disorder is needed

  • Low Iron in Brain a Sign of ADHD?
    (02-Dec-2013)
    MRI technique might aid diagnosis, treatment, researcher says

  • Taking Antidepressants During Pregnancy May Not Raise Autism Risk
    (25-Nov-2013)
    Researchers looked at offspring of women who had used SSRI drugs

  • Steroids for Preemies May Raise ADHD Risk, Study Says
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Shots are given to boost lung development

  • 1 in 10 U.S. Children Now Has ADHD, CDC Says
    (22-Nov-2013)
    Good news is that the rate of increase is slowing, researchers add

  • 'Mixing' of Senses More Common in Autism: Study
    (22-Nov-2013)
    With synesthesia, sight, taste, smell and sound may blend

  • Research Probes Autism's Origins in the Brain
    (21-Nov-2013)
    Two studies identify gene mutations that act together to disrupt the brain's wiring before birth

  • People With Autism May Recognize Faces in Different Way: Study
    (20-Nov-2013)
    Findings may help explain focus on mouth, rather than eyes

  • Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism
    (18-Nov-2013)
    But whether one causes the other isn't clear

  • Bedroom TV, Video Games Linked to Less Sleep in Boys With Autism
    (18-Nov-2013)
    But whether one causes the other isn't clear

  • Preterm Boys Face Worse Odds Than Girls, Study Says
    (15-Nov-2013)
    Possible challenges include learning disabilities, motor problems

  • U.S. Adults With Autism May Face Housing Crisis
    (13-Nov-2013)
    Nationwide poll finds shortage of services

  • More Evidence Ties Obesity to Disability in Older Women
    (11-Nov-2013)
    Studies found higher risks for heart disease, mobility problems and early death

  • What Happens When a Child With Autism Refuses Most Foods?
    (08-Nov-2013)
    Case report suggests vitamin deficiencies, serious health problems can follow

  • Inside the Autistic Brain: New Research Challenges Current Beliefs
    (07-Nov-2013)
    More neural connections, not fewer, seen in studies

  • Stomach Troubles Common for Kids With Autism, Study Confirms
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Digestive distress often accompanied by irritability, social withdrawal

  • Autism Sign May Appear in First Months of Life
    (06-Nov-2013)
    Eye contact starts declining at 8 weeks, finds study

  • Autism, Language Problems May Be Linked in Families: Study
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Relatives of those with disorder showed deficiencies on grammar, writing and vocabulary tests

  • Childhood Music Lessons May Offer Lifelong Benefits
    (05-Nov-2013)
    Long-lasting effect on brain seen in response to speech

  • Try Talking More to Boost Your Toddler's Vocabulary
    (31-Oct-2013)
    Study compared number of words spoken in households, children's language skills

  • Walking Speed a Good Gauge of MS Disability, Study Says
    (30-Oct-2013)
    This measurement may reflect ability to perform everyday household activities

  • Sunny Regions Reflect Lower ADHD Rates: Study
    (29-Oct-2013)
    Researchers wonder whether sunlight protects children, adults from distracted behavior

  • Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests
    (28-Oct-2013)
    But overall risk is low, shouldn't influence parenting decisions, expert says

  • More Weight Gain in Pregnancy Tied to Higher Autism Risk for Kids: Study
    (28-Oct-2013)
    However, this doesn't mean more weight causes neurodevelopmental disorder, authors stress

  • Good News for Caregivers: You May Live Longer
    (25-Oct-2013)
    Study found 9-month survival advantage for family members helping ill or disabled relatives

  • Stroke Affecting Younger People Worldwide, Study Shows
    (24-Oct-2013)
    Preventive measures urgently needed to reverse this trend, researchers say

  • Many Kids With Autism on Multiple Medications, Study Finds
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Experts say parents should be cautious about their use

  • Learning Challenging Skills Tied to Better Memory in Seniors
    (22-Oct-2013)
    Taking up an activity such as digital photography appears to give a boost to aging brains

  • Kids With ADHD Often Prone to Bowel Problems: Study
    (21-Oct-2013)
    Bodily cues often overlooked, experts say

  • Stutterers Show Different Brain Development, Study Says
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Less gray matter seen in areas responsible for speech

  • Occupational Hazard for Teachers?
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Researchers link speech and language disorders with the profession

  • Stutterers Show Different Brain Development, Study Says
    (18-Oct-2013)
    Less gray matter seen in areas responsible for speech

  • Men With Deep Voices Attract More Women, Study Finds
    (17-Oct-2013)
    But these husky-toned males are often viewed as flings, not long-term mates

  • Friend or Lover? Your Voice May Give You Away
    (04-Oct-2013)
    Researcher suggests that people can perceive vocal changes that might indicate a partner is cheating

  • Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

  • Missing Genes May Be Tied to Development of Autism: Study
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Gene deletions, having only 1 copy of a gene instead of 2, may alter activity of brain neurons, researchers say

  • Does Your Preschool Child Have ADHD?
    (03-Oct-2013)
    Relying on several sources, including teachers, clinicians and yourself, is best way to find out, study says

  • Kids With Autism Often Have Trouble Sleeping, Study Shows
    (01-Oct-2013)
    From age 2.5 until their teens, children with the disorder tend to wake up frequently during the night

  • Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off, Study Shows
    (30-Sep-2013)
    Findings suggest doctors may have safety concerns

  • Teaching Sleep Tips to Parents Seems to Help Kids With Autism
    (27-Sep-2013)
    Boosting exercise, limiting caffeine and reducing video games at bedtime are important

  • HEALTH REFORM: Medicaid Expansion Will Allow More to Get More
    (26-Sep-2013)
    Those with low incomes or limited means can now seek affordable coverage, advocates say

  • Preemies' Woes Sometimes Due to Heredity, Study Says
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Severe mental illness, learning difficulties often blamed on early birth, but may just run in family

  • Preemies' Woes Sometimes Due to Heredity, Study Says
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Severe mental illness, learning difficulties often blamed on early birth, but may just run in family

  • Study Finds No Connection Between Autism, Celiac Disease
    (25-Sep-2013)
    Research casts doubt on practice of placing children with autism on a gluten-free diet, experts say

  • Daily Tasks a Challenge for Many Older Breast Cancer Patients
    (23-Sep-2013)
    Physical therapy could help these women, study authors say

  • FDA Launches System to Label Medical Devices
    (20-Sep-2013)
    Goal is to improve patient safety, identify items for recall and prevent counterfeiting

  • Genetic Condition May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids: Report
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Rigorous evaluations needed to rule out deletion syndrome in children, experts say

  • Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Surveys looked at life after high school for 20-somethings with various disorders

  • E-Readers Benefit Some With Dyslexia, Study Finds
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Short lines of text may be easier to decipher

  • Young Adults With Autism Less Likely to Have Jobs, Live Independently
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Surveys looked at life after high school for 20-somethings with various disorders

  • E-Readers Benefit Some With Dyslexia, Study Finds
    (18-Sep-2013)
    Short lines of text may be easier to decipher

  • Health Tip: Identifying a Learning Disability
    (13-Sep-2013)
    How parents can help

  • New Registry Aims to Serve People With Down Syndrome
    (11-Sep-2013)
    DS-Connect offers a centralized, secure online resource to store and share health information

  • Parents' Goals Guide ADHD Treatment Choice
    (02-Sep-2013)
    Therapy may be more successful when decision-making is shared, researcher suggests

  • New Clues to Causes of Autism Found
    (29-Aug-2013)
    A certain group of enzymes may affect many genes linked to the developmental disorder, scientists say

  • Kids' Attitudes Toward Disabled People Improve With Contact
    (29-Aug-2013)
    More empathy, less anxiety pave way for better relationships, study finds

  • What Is 'Play' to a Child With Autism?
    (27-Aug-2013)
    Motion preferred to arts and crafts or pretending, study finds

  • More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

  • More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

  • Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Research also suggests many of these children actually have advanced language skills

  • Stuttering May Not Cause Emotional Woes in Preschoolers: Study
    (26-Aug-2013)
    Research also suggests many of these children actually have advanced language skills

  • Health Tip: Help Manage ADHD
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Take a positive approach toward your child's diagnosis

  • Some Video Games May Boost Brain's Flexibility, Study Finds
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Real-time strategy games hone ability to think on the fly, says researcher

  • Allergies, Asthma Show Links to ADHD: Study
    (23-Aug-2013)
    All three conditions on the rise, but it's unclear whether ADHD risk is affected by others

  • Who Will Care for Children With Autism When They're Adults?
    (23-Aug-2013)
    Limited resources and varying needs present a daunting challenge

  • A Mother's Hopes and Worries for Adult Sons With Autism
    (23-Aug-2013)
    They may find it difficult to make friends or keep a job, she says

  • Severe Low Back Pain May Foretell Future Woes
    (20-Aug-2013)
    It's important to provide relief to patients early on, study says

  • Autism May Be Overlooked in Young Latino Children
    (19-Aug-2013)
    Study finds that just one in 10 pediatricians offers developmental and autism screenings in Spanish

  • Determining Child's Risk When Older Sibling Has Autism
    (19-Aug-2013)
    About 7 times higher odds seen for full-siblings in large Danish study, lower than other research

  • Kids With Autism Outperformed Others on Math Test, Study Found
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Parents might be reassured by focusing on children's strengths, researcher says

  • Study Sees Risk of Childhood Cancer Among Those With Specific Birth Defects
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Researchers looked at non-chromosomal conditions

  • Kids With Autism Outperformed Others on Math Test, Study Found
    (16-Aug-2013)
    Parents might be reassured by focusing on children's strengths, researcher says

  • MRI Might Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Dyslexia: Study
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Size of a structure in the brain appears to hold key to predicting, treating reading problems sooner

  • MRI Might Allow Earlier Diagnosis of Dyslexia: Study
    (13-Aug-2013)
    Size of a structure in the brain appears to hold key to predicting, treating reading problems sooner

  • ADHD + Texting = Double Trouble for Teen Drivers, Study Finds
    (12-Aug-2013)
    One proposed solution: technology that cuts off cellphone when engine is on

  • Induced Labor Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Study Suggests
    (12-Aug-2013)
    Male children seem to be most vulnerable, researchers report

  • Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
    (11-Aug-2013)
    Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

  • Genetic Overlap Seen in Five Mental Disorders
    (11-Aug-2013)
    Strongest link between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, researchers say

  • Answers to Yes/No Questions Seen in Pupil Size: Study
    (08-Aug-2013)
    Finding might help immobile patients communicate

  • Playing Violent Video Games Linked to Impulsive Behavior
    (02-Aug-2013)
    But these same action games were tied to improved visual skills, researchers say

  • Smart Technology May Help Kids With Autism Learn, Communicate
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Study found apps on iPad, iPod made it easier for them to concentrate, show what they know

  • Smart Technology May Help Kids With Autism Learn, Communicate
    (02-Aug-2013)
    Study found apps on iPad, iPod made it easier for them to concentrate, show what they know

  • Young People With Autism Find Work Through Job Training Program
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Small study saw 87 percent employment rate for participants

  • Brain Chemistry Differs in Kids With Autism: Study
    (31-Jul-2013)
    Over time, levels of chemical involved in connectivity differed from levels in children with other developmental delays

  • Plastics Chemical BPA May Harm Human Fertility: Study
    (31-Jul-2013)
    However, experts say lab findings might not translate to real-life risk

  • Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

  • Kids With Autism Benefit From Early Intervention, Regardless of Method
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study found similar improvement among preschoolers in different types of programs

  • Siblings of Disabled Kids May Show Emotional Effects
    (30-Jul-2013)
    Study found stress, care schedule may squeeze out parental time with brothers, sisters

  • Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

  • Video Game 'Addiction' More Likely With Autism, ADHD
    (29-Jul-2013)
    Study cites poor peer relationships as one reason these kids embrace gaming

  • For Seniors, Unhealthy Living May Lead to Disability
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Study looked at exercise, smoking, nutrition and other habits

  • People With Diabetes May Face Higher Disability Risk
    (24-Jul-2013)
    Analysis finds they are roughly 50 percent more likely to have trouble with walking, daily self-care

  • Study Sees No Link Between Mercury Exposure, Autistic Behavior
    (23-Jul-2013)
    The chemical is often found in fish, prompting many pregnant women to avoid the food

  • Brain Wired Differently in Those With Autism: Study
    (22-Jul-2013)
    More connections in regions linked to symptoms of disorder, researchers report

  • FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Device is designed for children 6 to 17 as part of a complete psychological examination

  • First Medical Device to Help Diagnose ADHD Approved
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Brain monitor tracks neurological signals in children and teens

  • FDA Approves Brain Wave Test for ADHD
    (16-Jul-2013)
    Device is designed for children 6 to 17 as part of a complete psychological examination

  • Extra Brain Fluid May Predict Autism Diagnosis: Study
    (10-Jul-2013)
    But findings from small MRI review of infants need to be replicated by other researchers

  • Mother's Immune System Might Play Role in Certain Cases of Autism
    (09-Jul-2013)
    'Auto-antibodies' in maternal blood appear tied to particular form of the condition, studies find

  • Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

  • Struggles With Motor Skills Compound Social Problems in Autism
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Fortunately, help is available for kids to improve abilities like throwing and catching

  • Disability Often Goes Hand-in-Hand With Old Age
    (08-Jul-2013)
    Study findings should serve as wake-up call for U.S. and its aging population, experts say

  • Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids
    (03-Jul-2013)
    Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children

  • IVF Tied to Small Risk of Mental Deficits in Children
    (02-Jul-2013)
    Large Swedish study did not find higher risk for autism

  • Even Younger Babies 'Prep' Themselves to Be Picked Up
    (01-Jul-2013)
    By 2 months of age, most respond to their parents' cues, study showed

  • 'Hyperconnectivity' Seen in Brains of Children With Autism
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Findings suggest brain imaging could potentially speed diagnosis

  • 'Hyperconnectivity' Seen in Brains of Children With Autism
    (26-Jun-2013)
    Findings suggest brain imaging could potentially speed diagnosis

  • ADHD May Be Tied to Longer-Lasting Head Injury, Study Says
    (25-Jun-2013)
    Author says contact sports should be avoided; another expert disagrees

  • Minority Kids Less Likely to Be Diagnosed, Treated for ADHD: Study
    (24-Jun-2013)
    Finding points to possible disparities in care

  • Gluten Allergy May Play Role in Gastro Woes in Kids With Autism
    (21-Jun-2013)
    But finding doesn't prove a gluten-free diet will help kids with the developmental disorder, experts say

  • Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk
    (18-Jun-2013)
    Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

  • Minority Kids With Autism Less Likely to Use Specialty Services: Study
    (17-Jun-2013)
    Compared to white children, black and Hispanic patients may be missing out on certain types of care

  • Kids With Autism May Find Human Voice Unpleasant
    (17-Jun-2013)
    MRI shows weaker connection to brain's reward center in those who have high-functioning autism

  • Summer Camp Health Tips for Parents
    (08-Jun-2013)
    How to keep water sports from causing skin infections and other expert advice

  • Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

  • Autism, ADHD Often Occur Together, Research Shows
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Study finds nearly one-third of kids with autism also have problems with attention and hyperactivity

  • Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert

  • Vision, Dyslexia Not Linked: Study
    (06-Jun-2013)
    Findings will advance understanding, treatment of the reading disorder, says expert

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • 'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise
    (05-Jun-2013)
    In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Recession Forced Cutbacks in Care for Special Needs Kids: Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Some families curtailed dental visits, medicines for children with chronic health problems

  • Mind Control Moves Model Helicopter in Study
    (05-Jun-2013)
    Such brain-computer interfaces have potential to help people with paralysis, researcher says

  • Skipping Meds May Raise Odds of ER Visits for Certain Medicare Patients
    (03-Jun-2013)
    Efforts to reduce drug costs tied to higher risk for disabled recipients

  • Many Parents Unaware of Teens' Abuse of ADHD Drugs
    (31-May-2013)
    So-called 'study drugs' don't boost grades, and abusing them is dangerous, researchers warn

  • Research Shows How Ritalin Affects Brains of Kids With ADHD
    (31-May-2013)
    Medication activates areas associated with the disorder, scans show

  • For Kids With Autism, a Day at the Races With NASCAR
    (31-May-2013)
    Annual event helps young speedway fans enjoy the sport in a safe, conducive environment

  • ADHD Meds Don't Raise Risk of Drug Abuse in Adulthood: Review
    (29-May-2013)
    Analysis shows no greater threat of addiction to alcohol, cocaine, marijuana, nicotine or other drugs

  • Kids With ADHD Less Able to Process Emotions During Sleep: Study
    (29-May-2013)
    Brain regions that control 'emotional memories' are underactive, researchers find

  • Word Tests at Age 2 Might Predict Gains for Kids With Autism, Study Finds
    (29-May-2013)
    Toddlers' brain responses corresponded with later language, thinking and self-care skills

  • Low Prenatal Iodine May Affect Child's Brain Development
    (23-May-2013)
    Mothers with deficiency had kids with lower IQs and reading ability, researchers say

  • Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea, Study Finds
    (21-May-2013)
    Better slumber improved daytime energy and behavior, but not memory, learning, researchers say

  • ADHD in Childhood May Raise Risk for Obesity in Adulthood
    (20-May-2013)
    Study found boys with the disorder were twice as likely to have a higher body-mass index when they were men

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    (20-May-2013)
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    (20-May-2013)
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    (19-May-2013)
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • Latest Edition of Psychiatry's 'Bible' Launched Amid Controversy
    (19-May-2013)
    Authors say it defines disorders more concisely; critics say it will lead to over-diagnosis and unnecessary treatments

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
    (16-May-2013)
    ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

  • 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder: CDC
    (16-May-2013)
    ADHD is most common current diagnosis in children aged 3 to 17

  • High-Frequency Noise Boosts Math Skills in Study
    (16-May-2013)
    But the treatment isn't ready for prime time yet, expert says

  • Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly
    (14-May-2013)
    Researchers say this might lead to sensory overload

  • Experimental Drug Seems to Aid Memory in Mice With Alzheimer's
    (14-May-2013)
    Study found increased levels of proteins that form connections responsible for learning, memory

  • Brain Anatomy in Dyslexics Varies By Gender, Study Finds
    (13-May-2013)
    Discovery suggests interventions for reading disability need to be tailored accordingly

  • Kids' Reading, Math Skills Tied to Future Success
    (13-May-2013)
    Better performance at age 7 linked to better incomes, jobs and housing in adulthood, U.K. study says

  • Size of Frontal Lobes May Not Matter for Brain Power: Study
    (13-May-2013)
    Networks linking many different regions most important for human intelligence, researchers say

  • Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids
    (06-May-2013)
    Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

  • Most Docs Don't Follow ADHD Treatment Guidelines for Preschoolers: Study
    (06-May-2013)
    Some specialists turn to medications too soon while others avoid them completely

  • More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds
    (06-May-2013)
    Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

  • More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Health Disabilities, Study Finds
    (06-May-2013)
    Conditions such as autism, ADHD appear to drive 16 percent increase in a decade

  • Flame-Retardant Chemicals Could Be Toxic to Kids
    (06-May-2013)
    Study tied exposure in womb to hyperactivity, lower IQ

  • Extreme Birth Weights Tied to Autism in Swedish Study
    (03-May-2013)
    Newborns who weigh much more or less than average may be at risk for disorder, researchers say

  • Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys
    (01-May-2013)
    New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

  • Drug Shows Some Benefit for Kids With Autism
    (01-May-2013)
    Study found no gains in lethargy, social withdrawal, but those on the drug improved in other ways

  • Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys
    (01-May-2013)
    New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

  • Kelly the Robot Helps Kids Tackle Autism
    (01-May-2013)
    Small study found they tended to do better at developing social skills when this 'co-therapist' was used

  • Girls With Autism May Need Different Treatments Than Boys
    (01-May-2013)
    New studies highlight variations in symptoms, genetic makeup

  • Study Debunks Lyme Disease-Autism Link
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Children with autism no likelier than others to have signs of tick-borne infection

  • Preemies' Increased Survival Comes With No Rise in Disabilities: Study
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Still, better care recommended for very early babies, researchers say

  • Paralyzed Patient Moves Prosthetic Arm With Her Mind
    (30-Apr-2013)
    Experimental robotic technology may someday help people with amputations as well, experts hope

  • Why Johnny Can't Add, Even After Tutoring
    (29-Apr-2013)
    Brain structure may predict math improvement more than intelligence, study finds

  • Newborn's Placenta May Predict Autism Risk, Study Suggests
    (25-Apr-2013)
    Identifying infants with higher odds could improve treatment, researchers say

  • Prenatal Use of Common Epilepsy Drug Tied to Higher Autism Risk
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Large Danish study looked at children of women who took valproate in pregnancy

  • Childhood Meningitis Tied to Reduced Education, Employment Prospects
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Danish study found some were less likely to be financially self-sufficient as adults

  • 'Misdiagnosis' Leading Cause of U.S. Malpractice Payouts: Study
    (23-Apr-2013)
    Diagnosis-related claims -- not surgical or medication errors -- are the most costly of all, researcher says

  • Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

  • Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

  • Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

  • Kids' Learning Disabilities May Have Multiple Causes
    (19-Apr-2013)
    Educational approaches that address each issue work best, review suggests

  • Guideline Changes Have Asperger's Community on Edge
    (18-Apr-2013)
    Psychiatric manual will fold it into autism spectrum disorders, leaving many unsure about getting needed services

  • The 'Learning Curve' of Living With Asperger's
    (18-Apr-2013)
    People who have the disorder and their families share their experiences

  • Scientists May Have Spotted Brain's 'Numbers Center'
    (18-Apr-2013)
    They pinpointed the tiny area activated by viewing '1' but not 'one'

  • Scientists May Have Spotted Brain's 'Numbers Center'
    (18-Apr-2013)
    They pinpointed the tiny area activated by viewing '1' but not 'one'

  • Age of Autism Diagnosis May Depend on Symptoms: Study
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Early identification essential to help kids reach their potential, researcher says

  • Why Some Stroke Survivors Struggle With Communication
    (15-Apr-2013)
    Efforts at language impaired when function has to shift to the right side of the brain, researchers say

  • Changes to Psychiatry's 'Bible' Could Widen Definition of ADHD
    (12-Apr-2013)
    Experts disagree over whether this will help or harm in the long run

  • Non-Amputees Can Experience the Illusion of a 'Phantom' Limb
    (11-Apr-2013)
    The brain can accept an invisible hand as part of the body, study shows

  • Google Search Trends Suggest Mental Woes Vary by Seasons
    (09-Apr-2013)
    Study in U.S. and Australia found more online inquiries in winter than summer

  • Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior
    (08-Apr-2013)
    In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

  • Kids With Autism May Be Less Likely to Imitate 'Silly' Behavior
    (08-Apr-2013)
    In study, they tended to only copy necessary actions by adults when completing tasks

  • Chronic Pain Often Follows Stroke
    (04-Apr-2013)
    Study found the pain is also related to greater disability

  • Parent-Focused Classes May Help Tots at Risk for ADHD
    (01-Apr-2013)
    Programs try to promote positive relationship between parent and child

  • One in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Report
    (01-Apr-2013)
    But many children who get diagnosis may not really have the condition, experts say

  • Another Study Sees No Vaccine-Autism Link
    (29-Mar-2013)
    Experts say finding should reassure parents of young children

  • Frequent Moves Take Toll on Poor Kids, Study Suggests
    (28-Mar-2013)
    Fallout anticipated from U.S. housing crisis, researcher says

  • Antipsychotic Drug Use Rising for Kids on Medicaid, Study Finds
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Researchers say meds were often prescribed 'off-label' for conditions like ADHD

  • Reduced 'Fine-Tuning' of Brain May Hamper Face Recognition in Autism
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Lack of this ability can prevent social interaction, study author says

  • Reduced 'Fine-Tuning' of Brain May Hamper Face Recognition in Autism
    (22-Mar-2013)
    Lack of this ability can prevent social interaction, study author says

  • Suicidal Thoughts More Common in Kids With Autism: Study
    (21-Mar-2013)
    But expert advises parents not to panic over mood changes

  • Brain Circuitry Yields Clue to Autism, Researchers Say
    (20-Mar-2013)
    At 7 months, study finds difference in eye tracking

  • Having Older Grandfather May Raise Child's Autism Risk: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Men who became dads at age 50 or older had higher odds for a grandchild with the disorder

  • One in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism: CDC
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say

  • Women Abused in Childhood at Higher Odds of Having Child With Autism: Study
    (20-Mar-2013)
    Researchers speculate that effect on immune system, stress response might explain why

  • With Certain Strokes, Effects Can Persist a Decade Later
    (15-Mar-2013)
    'Survivorship care plans' might help people cope with quality-of-life concerns, study suggests

  • Don't Give ADHD Meds to Undiagnosed Kids, Experts Urge
    (13-Mar-2013)
    Neurologists say some doctors are prescribing these drugs as a way to boost school performance

  • Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People's Self-Control
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism

  • Short-Term Exercise Might Boost Young People's Self-Control
    (07-Mar-2013)
    Study findings, if confirmed, may have relevance for treating ADHD, autism

  • Disabled Workers Often Face Abuse: Study
    (06-Mar-2013)
    Ill treatment includes violence, humiliation and intimidation, researchers find

  • Brain May Treat Wheelchair as Part of the Body
    (06-Mar-2013)
    Study suggests that devices that aid the disabled become part of mind's eye

  • Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

  • Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

  • Spotting Sleep Problems in Special-Needs Children
    (05-Mar-2013)
    Small changes at home can help them get essential shuteye

  • ADHD Can Often Persist Into Adulthood
    (04-Mar-2013)
    Study found almost a third of patients still had disorder at 27, along with other mental health issues

  • Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2013)
    70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

  • Most Kids With Autism Overcome Language Delays, Study Finds
    (04-Mar-2013)
    70 percent achieved 'phrase' or higher-level speech

  • Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

  • Shared Genes May Link ADHD, Autism and Depression
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Largest study of its kind also found ties to schizophrenia, bipolar disorders

  • Video Games May Sharpen Focusing Skills in Kids With Dyslexia
    (28-Feb-2013)
    Study found children did better on reading tests after playing an action game

  • Brain Connections Differ in Children With Autism
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Study found more short-range connections, fewer long-range connections

  • Animals May Boost Social Interaction in Kids With Autism
    (27-Feb-2013)
    Study found children were more talkative and engaged with people in presence of small pets

  • Can Therapy Dogs Help Kids With Autism?
    (26-Feb-2013)
    Reports show promise, but more research is needed before recommendations are made

  • Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

  • Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

  • Brains of Fetuses 'Build a Bridge' Between Regions, Images Show
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Research might one day lead to better treatments for disorders such as ADHD, autism, scientists say

  • People With Disabilities More Likely to Become Victims of Violence
    (20-Feb-2013)
    Those with emotional disorders at highest risk, British study found

  • Researchers Detect an Anti-Autism Advantage in Females
    (18-Feb-2013)
    Findings may help explain disorder's prevalence among boys

  • Those Childhood Piano Lessons Should Start Early
    (14-Feb-2013)
    Research shows that musical training that begins before the age of 7 boosts motor skills

  • Folic Acid in Pregnancy May Lower Autism Risk
    (12-Feb-2013)
    But study finding is preliminary and doesn't prove the nutrient prevents the disorder

  • ADHD Treatments Not Working for Most Young Children
    (11-Feb-2013)
    Six-year study starting in preschool found symptoms persisted even for kids on medication

  • Don't Overlook Eating Issues Tied to Autism, Study Warns
    (09-Feb-2013)
    These feeding problems can lead to nutritional deficiencies, expert says

  • Infants' Inattentiveness Might Signal Later Autism, Study Says
    (08-Feb-2013)
    Signs of social impairment may be evident early, research suggests

  • Maternal Depression, Violence at Home May Raise Child's ADHD Risk
    (07-Feb-2013)
    Study found kids who were exposed to one or both before the age of 3 were more likely to be diagnosed by 6

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
    (31-Jan-2013)
    New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

  • Non-Drug ADHD Treatments Don't Pan Out in Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    But some experts still believe behavioral therapy can help the whole family

  • Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk in Study
    (30-Jan-2013)
    New research adds to dangers of valproate use for women of childbearing age

  • ER Visits Linked to ADHD Meds Up Sharply
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Government report shows more cases among adults, more misuse of these drugs

  • Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA
    (25-Jan-2013)
    Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

  • More U.S. Children Diagnosed With ADHD
    (21-Jan-2013)
    Finding from large study may be due to better awareness, experts say

  • Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

  • Obese Kids May Face Immediate Health Woes, Study Finds
    (17-Jan-2013)
    Higher rates of ADHD, asthma and learning problems seen in overweight children, study shows

  • Autism Researchers Surprised by Impaired Brain Connections
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Study upends common beliefs, they say

  • For Some Children, Autism Symptoms May Fade With Age
    (16-Jan-2013)
    Researchers not sure whether treatment or genetics explain the phenomenon, but suspect both play a part

  • Researchers Link 25 New Gene Variants to Autism
    (14-Jan-2013)
    Finding might one day help predict risk among younger siblings of those with the disorder

  • Bullying Harms Kids With Autism, Parents Say
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Many suffer emotional trauma, physical injury

  • Research Reveals Which Learning Methods Get an 'A'
    (11-Jan-2013)
    Flash cards, pre-test quizzing work best, highlighting and rereading don't make the grade

  • Genes Changes Seen in Alzheimer's Can Be Found in Infancy: Study
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Prenatal brain development may influence psychiatric risk later in life, researchers say

  • Study Tracks Kids' Brain Activity While Watching 'Sesame Street'
    (03-Jan-2013)
    Children whose scans seemed most like those of adults did better on tests, researchers say

  • Survival of 'Obamacare' Tops List of Biggest Health News in 2012
    (01-Jan-2013)
    Other headlines included steroid/meningitis outbreak, demise of the routine PSA test

  • U.S. Children's Hospitals Treating More Complex, Expensive Conditions
    (27-Dec-2012)
    Researchers find biggest increase in patients with special needs, such as cerebral palsy

  • College-Bound Girls May Feel Pressure to 'Speak Properly'
    (26-Dec-2012)
    Study found they were more likely to drop their 'local' accent

  • Genes Linked to Autism Seem to Have Strong Tendency to Mutate
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Study found mutations tied to many disorders tend to cluster in certain areas of the genome

  • Motivation and Study, Not IQ, Are Keys to Kids' Math Success
    (20-Dec-2012)
    Research highlights role of learning skills, determination in developing numerical competence

  • Secondhand Smoke in Pregnancy Tied to Behavior Woes in Kids
    (19-Dec-2012)
    Women in study were not smokers

  • Many Adults With Autism Unhappy With Their Health Care
    (18-Dec-2012)
    Better approaches needed to serve these patients, researcher says

  • Asperger's, Autism Not Linked to Violence: Experts
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Some media reports on man behind Connecticut shooting suggest that he had this mild form of autism

  • Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hand Could Be Breakthrough
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Woman paralyzed 13 years from neck down can now move hand without computer assistance

  • Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study
    (17-Dec-2012)
    Researchers call for supportive care programs to lessen disability

  • Gene Study Uncovers More Autism Clues
    (12-Dec-2012)
    Scientists spot nearly 100 genes linking the disorder with inherited fragile X syndrome

  • Common Heart Drug Might Dampen Some Autism Symptoms
    (11-Dec-2012)
    Study found benefit most pronounced in those with milder forms of developmental disorder

  • Oxygen Deprivation in the Womb May Raise ADHD Risk
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Study found it was linked to a 16% greater chance of child having the disorder

  • ADHD Can Cause Lifelong Problems, Study Finds
    (10-Dec-2012)
    Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder that persists into adulthood may affect physical and mental health

  • Kids With Autism Common Users of ERs, Study Says
    (07-Dec-2012)
    Findings suggest need for better outpatient psychiatric care

  • Is Childhood Intelligence Linked to Pain Problems in Adulthood?
    (04-Dec-2012)
    Kids who do worse in school more likely to have manual jobs, smoke and be overweight, study suggests

  • U.S. Kids Might Not Be Over-Medicated After All
    (03-Dec-2012)
    Study found 14% of teens with conditions like ADHD are treated with psychiatric drugs

  • Psychiatry Gets Revised Diagnostic Manual
    (03-Dec-2012)
    One of the biggest changes: 'autistic disorder' will now be known as 'autism spectrum disorder'

  • Could Baby's Crying Give Clues to Autism?
    (30-Nov-2012)
    Small study found subtle differences in sounds made by at-risk infants through computer analysis

  • Brain Scans Show Differences in Adults With Autism
    (29-Nov-2012)
    Two new studies hint that immune system may play some role in condition

  • Smoking in Pregnancy Tied to Poor Reading Skills in Kids: Study
    (27-Nov-2012)
    Mothers with pack-a-day habits may have children who lag behind classmates

  • Study Sees Possible Link Between Air Pollution and Autism Risk
    (26-Nov-2012)
    Infants in high-smog areas were more likely to develop the condition

  • Device May Allow Blind to Read Braille Without Touch: Report
    (23-Nov-2012)
    Company has developed eye implant technology to help sightless detect color, movement and objects

  • Continued Use of ADHD Drugs May Reduce Criminal Behavior, Study Says
    (21-Nov-2012)
    Arrests were lower when people with disorder took their medication, Swedish research found

  • Upbeat View on Old Age May Help Seniors Bounce Back From Disability
    (20-Nov-2012)
    Study found those with more optimistic outlooks had better recoveries

  • Youngest Kids in Class May Be More Likely to Get ADHD Diagnosis
    (19-Nov-2012)
    Study suggests their immaturity may lead to unnecessary treatment with medication

  • Kids With Autism and Child Prodigies May Share Certain Traits
    (16-Nov-2012)
    Study found high attention to detail, working memory scores

  • Study Explores Possible Tie Between Fever, Flu in Pregnancy and Autism
    (12-Nov-2012)
    Even if higher risk exists, it's still very small, researcher stressed

  • Anti-Smoking Progress Stalls Among U.S. Adults: Report
    (08-Nov-2012)
    Fewer people are heavy smokers, but cutting down isn't enough, expert says

  • ADHD Drugs Didn't Raise Heart Risks for Kids, Study Finds
    (02-Nov-2012)
    Review found no difference in severe cardiac events between kids taking, not taking meds

  • An Elephant That Speaks Korean?
    (01-Nov-2012)
    The animal adapted his vocalizations to form a social bond with human companions, researchers suggest

  • Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism
    (31-Oct-2012)
    Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

  • Gene May Be Tied to Both Smoking and ADHD, Study Suggests
    (30-Oct-2012)
    More research needed to determine if there are actual shared genetic risks, researchers say

  • Autism Tough to Spot Before 6 Months of Age, Study Suggests
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Signs didn't typically emerge until later, and early diagnosis didn't mean case was more severe

  • Homelessness, Frequent Moves Affect How Kids Do in School
    (30-Oct-2012)
    Study finds some children show 'academic resilience' and keep up with peers

  • Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

  • Exercise Boosts School Performance for Kids With ADHD: Study
    (24-Oct-2012)
    20-minute activity sessions helped them focus on classwork

  • Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Scans showed less brain activity in areas involved with language when these kids saw others being bad

  • Kids With Autism Find It Hard to Describe Poor Behavior, Study Finds
    (19-Oct-2012)
    Scans showed less brain activity in areas involved with language when these kids saw others being bad

  • Some Boys With ADHD May Struggle as Adults
    (15-Oct-2012)
    Study found 20% more likely to have trouble with schooling, relationships or jobs

  • Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell
    (12-Oct-2012)
    Children will receive infusion of stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood

  • Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD
    (09-Oct-2012)
    Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

  • Prenatal Mercury Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms in Kids
    (08-Oct-2012)
    But mothers' fish consumption during pregnancy shows protective effect, researchers find

  • Nearly Half of Children With Autism Wander From Safety: Survey
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Advocates say a system such as Amber Alerts is needed for these kids

  • Antidepressants in Pregnancy May Affect Babies' Language Development
    (08-Oct-2012)
    Study didn't look at long-term impact on children's speech milestones

  • Late-Preterm Babies Needing ICU Catch Up With Other Preemies: Study
    (05-Oct-2012)
    By age 3, both groups show similar developmental progress

  • New Autism Criteria Will Have Minor Impact: Study
    (02-Oct-2012)
    Most children should still be eligible for care, researchers say

  • Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

  • Prenatal Test Presents Dilemmas to Expectant Mothers
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Knowledge isn't always power, some women say, study finds

  • New Treatments May Help Restore Speech Lost to Aphasia
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Loss of language skills can stem from stroke or other brain damage

  • For New Mom With Aphasia, 'Giving Up Was Not an Option'
    (28-Sep-2012)
    Intense therapy and strong motivation help Michigan woman regain ability to speak

  • Research Lacking on Drugs for Older Children With Autism, Study Finds
    (27-Sep-2012)
    Majority seem to be 'taking medications we have very little evidence for,' doctor says

  • Many Children With Autism Have Other Health Problems, Study Says
    (25-Sep-2012)
    Gastrointestinal trouble, heightened sensory responses found in about one-fourth of kids

  • 'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice
    (25-Sep-2012)
    New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

  • Drug Shows Promise Against Fragile X Syndrome, Possibly Autism
    (19-Sep-2012)
    Scientists say preliminary findings show it might help social withdrawal

  • More U.S. Kids Prescribed Off-Label Antipsychotics: Study
    (18-Sep-2012)
    Use is particularly high among children with ADHD or conduct disorder, study shows

  • Gestational Diabetes, Poverty Linked to ADHD
    (13-Sep-2012)
    But breast-feeding appears to have protective effect, researchers say

  • Improved Developmental Screening Urged for Hispanic Kids
    (13-Sep-2012)
    Many cases of autism missed when parents don't know what signs to look for, researchers say

  • Super-Shy Preschoolers Might Struggle Academically
    (07-Sep-2012)
    Kids who are highly withdrawn may fall behind in math and reading, study suggests

  • Listening Aids May Help Boost Dyslexic Kids' Reading Skills
    (06-Sep-2012)
    Devices seem to improve brain's recognition of sounds, study finds

  • Poor Sleep Among Preschoolers May Be Tied to Special Ed Needs Later
    (05-Sep-2012)
    But, study doesn't prove a cause-and-effect link

  • Health Tip: Help a Child With ADHD Sleep Better
    (04-Sep-2012)
    Maintain a consistent schedule

  • Almost Half of U.S. Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied
    (03-Sep-2012)
    Problem is much more widespread than parents may realize, experts say

  • Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC
    (29-Aug-2012)
    Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

  • Little Evidence on Value of Treatments for Autism: Report
    (28-Aug-2012)
    Whether it's drug therapy or vocational training, more study needed to clarify benefits

  • You Can Learn While You Sleep, Study Suggests
    (27-Aug-2012)
    Participants reacted to information given as they slept, after waking

  • Older Dads May Raise Risk for Autism, Schizophrenia in Kids
    (22-Aug-2012)
    New mutations in male DNA increase with age, study finds

  • Teens With ADHD May Need Help Making Transition to College
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Experts offer suggestions for students on how to compensate for their disorder

  • ADHD May Raise Girls' Risk for Suicide as Young Adults
    (17-Aug-2012)
    Also more likely to self-injure as young women, study shows

  • High-Potency Pot in Pregnancy May Cause Brain Damage
    (16-Aug-2012)
    Study finds babies at higher risk for devastating birth defect, later learning disabilities

  • More Delays in Brain Growth Seen With ADHD
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Latest study finds the covering of the cerebral cortex developed more slowly

  • Drinking in Pregnancy Shows Up in Child's Growth: Study
    (15-Aug-2012)
    Research finds reduced height, weight, head size in kids whose mothers drank heavily while expecting

  • Genetic Studies Give Clues to Tourette Syndrome, OCD
    (14-Aug-2012)
    But specific genes for the mental health conditions have yet to be pinpointed

  • How to Quell 9th-Grade Angst
    (11-Aug-2012)
    Freshman year can set the tone for entire high school career, expert says

  • Dyslexia May Be Caused by Signal Processing Problem in Brain
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Researchers hope study findings will lead to more treatment options

  • Dyslexia May Be Caused by Signal Processing Problem in Brain
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Researchers hope study findings will lead to more treatment options

  • Dental Woes Abound for Developmentally Disabled: Study
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Problems such as gum disease, missing teeth threaten their overall health, experts say

  • Workers With Disabilities More Prone to Injuries: Study
    (10-Aug-2012)
    Falls, transportation were leading causes, U.S. study found

  • 7-Day Stuttering Therapy May Get Results, Study Says
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Scans suggest the experimental treatment reorganizes the way the brain works

  • 7-Day Stuttering Therapy May Get Results, Study Says
    (08-Aug-2012)
    Scans suggest the experimental treatment reorganizes the way the brain works

  • Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

  • Pets May Help Kids With Autism Develop Social Skills
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Study found if animal came into home after child was born, communication improved

  • Signs of ADHD Evident by Preschool, Expert Says
    (01-Aug-2012)
    Early identification improves odds for social, academic success

  • 'Toe-Walking' More Common in Kids With Mental Woes: Study
    (23-Jul-2012)
    Many healthy children also adopt this stance, which can lead to posture problems, experts say

  • Monkey Study Suggests Long-Term Use of ADHD Drugs Safe
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Brain development wasn't affected, and no raised risk of drug abuse was found

  • Disabled Americans Battle for Access to Hotel Pools
    (19-Jul-2012)
    Government mandate to retrofit public pools for the disabled has become a hot dispute with the hotel industry

  • Sodium Buildup in Brain Linked to Disability in MS Patients
    (17-Jul-2012)
    Those with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis have high levels of the mineral, study says

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Facial, Skull Abnormalities
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Seems to play a role in brain-cell survival, but more research is needed, scientists say

  • Disabled Kids 4 Times More Likely to Suffer Violence: Study
    (12-Jul-2012)
    Children with mental, intellectual disabilities at greatest risk for sexual abuse, analysis shows

  • Special-Ed Students at Greater Risk of Bullying, Being Bullied: Study
    (03-Jul-2012)
    Students with visible disabilities are victimized most often, researchers say

  • Family History of Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder May Up Kids' Risk for Autism
    (02-Jul-2012)
    The three conditions might share similar underlying risk factors, study authors say

  • Kids Born Even a Little Early Have Lower School Scores: Study
    (02-Jul-2012)
    Children born at 37, 38 weeks lagged behind third-grade peers

  • Brain EEG Test Might Help Spot Autism: Study
    (26-Jun-2012)
    Children with the disorder showed differences in synchronization among brain regions

  • Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

  • Delaying ADHD Meds Could Hurt Kids' Math Scores
    (25-Jun-2012)
    Study finds starting stimulant drugs sooner helps prevent academic decline

  • HIV Exposure Before Birth May Raise Kids' Risk of Hearing Loss
    (22-Jun-2012)
    HIV-positive children most likely to have problems with sound transmission, study found

  • Kids With Autism Face Health Care Disparities, Study Finds
    (15-Jun-2012)
    These children have less access to specialized care than kids with other illnesses, researchers say

  • Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Kids with sleep apnea had higher rates of attention and hyperactivity problems, study finds

  • Sleep Apnea in Teens Linked to Social, Behavioral Woes
    (12-Jun-2012)
    Kids with sleep apnea had higher rates of attention and hyperactivity problems, study finds

  • Most 'Extreme Preemies' Grow Into Happy, Healthy Teens
    (07-Jun-2012)
    These children, born at less than 2.2 pounds, tended to fare well by adolescence, study found

  • Disaster-Preparedness Tips for People With Disabilities
    (06-Jun-2012)
    Practice getting out of the house, line up supplies for service animals, experts say

  • To Help With Dyslexia, S p a c e L e t t e r s A p a r t, Study Says
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Technique boosted kids' reading speed by more than 20 percent and doubled text-reading accuracy, researchers say

  • To Help With Dyslexia, S p a c e L e t t e r s A p a r t, Study Says
    (04-Jun-2012)
    Technique boosted kids' reading speed by more than 20 percent and doubled text-reading accuracy, researchers say

  • FDA Warns of Fake Version of ADHD Drug Adderall
    (30-May-2012)
    Counterfeit drug lacks active ingredient; real medicine is currently in short supply

  • Fever During Pregnancy May Raise Odds for Autism in Offspring
    (29-May-2012)
    But experts say taking fever-relieving meds cuts the risk

  • Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism
    (28-May-2012)
    Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

  • Doubt Cast on Usefulness of 'Sensory' Therapies for Autism
    (28-May-2012)
    Experts say proof is lacking for these techniques in other disorders, too

  • Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report
    (24-May-2012)
    But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

  • Autism Often Not Diagnosed Until Age 5 or Older: U.S. Report
    (24-May-2012)
    But earlier interventions make a big difference, experts say

  • Genetic Test May Spot Raised Autism Risk
    (16-May-2012)
    Geared toward siblings of kids with the disorder, but experts question precision of the exam

  • Could Nasal Spray of 'Love Hormone' Treat Autism?
    (16-May-2012)
    Preliminary study of 7 children saw more activity in 'social' areas of the brain

  • Many Parents of Kids With Autism Don't Put Faith in Pediatricians
    (16-May-2012)
    Researchers say pediatricians also don't feel knowledgeable enough to guide families on treatments

  • Developmental Woes Common in Siblings of Children With Autism
    (16-May-2012)
    Some show subtle developmental delays, study finds

  • Education Is Key to Health: Report
    (16-May-2012)
    Along with poverty, less schooling linked to more chronic disease, disability and shorter life

  • Employment Prospects Dim for Young Adults With Autism
    (14-May-2012)
    Study found fewer worked after high school, compared to others with disabilities

  • Wheelchair Breakdowns on the Rise, Study Finds
    (09-May-2012)
    More than half of spinal cord injury patients surveyed had equipment problems within 6 months

  • Prenatal Smoking Linked to High-Functioning Autism in Kids
    (04-May-2012)
    But study only found slight association, not a cause-and-effect relationship

  • Overly Long Pregnancies Linked to Behavioral Problems in Toddlers
    (03-May-2012)
    Post-term pregnancies are those that last 42 weeks

  • Health Tip: Recognize Early Signs of Autism
    (03-May-2012)
    Including no babbling or pointing by age 1

  • New Clues to the Evolution of the Human Brain
    (03-May-2012)
    Gene event 2.5 million years ago may explain why humans are smarter than great apes, researchers say

  • U.S. Ranks 131st in World for Premature Birth Rate
    (02-May-2012)
    Report finds America on par with Somalia, Thailand and Turkey

  • Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids
    (30-Apr-2012)
    More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

  • Teen Impulsiveness Has Different Sources in ADHD, Substance Use
    (30-Apr-2012)
    Imaging study finds brain networks causing behavior aren't the same

  • Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids
    (30-Apr-2012)
    More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

  • Being Bullied Tied to Anxiety, Depression in Special-Needs Kids
    (30-Apr-2012)
    More than chronic conditions themselves, maltreatment by peers led to mental distress in small study

  • Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

  • Battling the Bullying of an Autistic Child
    (26-Apr-2012)
    Parents feel their child's pain, frustration, and need to seek out help and support services

  • Experimental Drug Eases Autistic Behaviors in Mice
    (25-Apr-2012)
    Whether it would work on humans is still unknown, researchers say

  • 'Publication Bias' Casts Doubt on Value of Antidepressants for Autism
    (23-Apr-2012)
    Studies showing ineffectiveness less likely to get published, new study finds

  • Half-Siblings of Those With Autism at Raised Risk for Disorder: Study
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Research also suggests that fathers, mothers equally likely to transmit higher risk

  • U.S. Children Exposed to Hours of Background TV Daily
    (20-Apr-2012)
    Parents urged to keep sets out of kids' bedrooms and to limit exposure

  • Genes Associated With Autism Also Related to Schizophrenia
    (19-Apr-2012)
    Researchers also identified 22 new genes connected to autism

  • Many Call Center Workers Plagued by Voice Woes
    (18-Apr-2012)
    One-quarter develop issues with hoarseness, sore throats, study finds

  • Researchers ID Genes That May Determine Mental Illness
    (16-Apr-2012)
    Genetic links to brain size, intelligence also examined in study

  • In Mice, Drug Reverses Symptoms of Condition Linked to Autism
    (11-Apr-2012)
    It works by acting on a neurotransmitter tied to Fragile X syndrome, researchers report

  • Online Tool Could Diagnose Autism Quickly, Developers Say
    (10-Apr-2012)
    Simple questionnaire and short video could help patients get treatment sooner, research suggests

  • Children Born to Obese Moms May Face Higher Autism Risk: Study
    (09-Apr-2012)
    Maternal obesity, overweight also linked to other developmental delays

  • Pregnancy Length May Influence Severity of Autism
    (06-Apr-2012)
    Babies born early or late have more severe symptoms, study shows

  • Study Suggests Treating Dyslexia Before Kids Learn to Read
    (05-Apr-2012)
    The learning disability is linked to problems with visual attention, researchers contend

  • Researchers Find Gene Mutations That May Be a Key to Autism
    (04-Apr-2012)
    'Spontaneous' mutations, not generational ones, could play role in up to 20 percent of cases, study says

  • No Added Cancer Risk From Hip Replacement Materials: Study
    (04-Apr-2012)
    But British researchers said longer term studies are needed

  • Certain Children With Autism Show More Improvement Than Others
    (02-Apr-2012)
    In study, 'bloomers' reached higher levels of functioning and had parents with more access to resources

  • Two-Thirds of Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied: Study
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Middle school typically the worst time for being picked on, researchers say

  • Two-Thirds of Kids With Autism Have Been Bullied: Study
    (30-Mar-2012)
    Middle school typically the worst time for being picked on, researchers say

  • U.S. Autism Rate Rises to 1 in 88 Children, CDC Reports
    (29-Mar-2012)
    Boys have even higher risk; experts say part of increase may be due to better diagnosis

  • People With Autism May Be Better at Processing Information
    (26-Mar-2012)
    Small study suggests this ability might be an advantage in IT careers

  • ADHD Diagnosis Rates Rose Sharply in Past Decade
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Study also finds more children seeing psychiatrists for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder

  • When a Child With Autism Wanders, It's Crucial to Stay a Step Ahead
    (23-Mar-2012)
    No locks, alarms, tracking devices can guarantee parents complete peace of mind

  • Vacationing With a Wanderer Demands Planning
    (23-Mar-2012)
    One mother took a picture of her son every morning so if he got lost she could show people what he was wearing that day

  • Study Might Explain Brain Overgrowth Seen in Autism
    (23-Mar-2012)
    Abnormalities found in DNA, RNA that regulate brain cell growth

  • Kids of Meth-Using Moms at Risk of Behavioral Woes
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Study suggests prenatal exposure to methamphetamine raises chances of ADHD, depression, anxiety

  • Mothers of Kids With Autism Earn Less, Study Shows
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Moms may need to devote time to caring for the child, researchers say

  • Kids Willing to Fail May Perform Better Academically
    (19-Mar-2012)
    Children who were told learning can be difficult did better on tests, researchers found

  • Deaf People Have More Mental Health Problems, Less Access to Care
    (16-Mar-2012)
    Review finds patients need doctors skilled at communication

  • Fetal Exposure to Cellphone Radiation Tied to ADHD-Like Symptoms in Mice
    (15-Mar-2012)
    Behaviors seemed to rise with added exposure, but experts stress that rodent findings are preliminary

  • Ban Metal-on-Metal Hip Replacements, U.K. Researchers Assert
    (13-Mar-2012)
    Failure rates are much higher in metal-on-metal devices than in those with other materials

  • Fetal Cocaine Exposure May Not Affect Kids' Academics: Study
    (07-Mar-2012)
    Drinking during pregnancy did show impact on learning ability

  • Snoring Tots May Develop Behavioral Issues Later
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Study found those who had worst sleep problems seemed most at risk

  • Youngest Kids in Class More Apt to Get ADHD Diagnosis: Study
    (05-Mar-2012)
    Researchers suggest some may just be immature for their grade

  • 'Parent Training' May Help Kids With Autism Behave Better
    (02-Mar-2012)
    Teaching mom, dad to manage problem behaviors can improve overall functioning, study shows

  • Disabled Adults More Apt to Be Victims of Violence: Study
    (28-Feb-2012)
    Those with mental illness are the most vulnerable, researchers find

  • Video Games, Impulsivity Seem to Go Hand-in-Hand
    (25-Feb-2012)
    Attention problems and more time spent gaming occur in both directions, study suggests

  • Skin Tests Catch Metal Sensitivity Before Joint Replacement
    (24-Feb-2012)
    In affected patients, testing allows surgeons to avoid that metal when choosing implants

  • Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says

  • Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says

  • Blood Test Detects Down Syndrome During Pregnancy
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Second company develops noninvasive screen for condition

  • Meds for Autism Not Well Understood: Study
    (23-Feb-2012)
    Guidelines needed for use of psychiatric drugs in affected teens, researcher says

  • Autism Diagnosis Often Occurs Later for Black Children
    (20-Feb-2012)
    Lack of access to health care, social stigma among reasons for treatment delays, study finds

  • Motor Impairments Appear to Be a Characteristic of Autism
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Study suggests that the disorder itself may be behind patients' difficulty with physical skills

  • Brain Scans Might Spot Autism as Early as 6 Months of Age
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Preliminary study says communication links in brain drop off before symptoms appear

  • Kids With Crohn's Disease, Colitis Often Struggle at School: Study
    (17-Feb-2012)
    Frequent absences, depression can affect how well students with bowel disease do academically

  • Post-Stroke Speech Problems Inflate Cost of Treatment
    (16-Feb-2012)
    Language impairment adds $1,700 in first year, study says

  • Teens With Autism Preoccupied With TV, Video Games: Study
    (14-Feb-2012)
    But they're much less likely to use screen time for social media or email

  • Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

  • Mom's Vitamin D Levels Linked to Language Problems in Kids
    (13-Feb-2012)
    Study finds association between low levels in pregnancy and development at ages 5 & 10

  • Kindergartners Who Can Pay Attention May Reap Benefits Later
    (11-Feb-2012)
    Study showed the skill served them well in later grades

  • Anesthesia in Early Childhood May Be Linked to ADHD
    (02-Feb-2012)
    Only associated with multiple surgeries; not a reason to delay needed procedures, experts say

  • Scientists Use Brain Waves to Eavesdrop on the Mind
    (01-Feb-2012)
    Computer model seeks to decode heard language, but research is preliminary

  • Hospitality Not a Friendly Industry for Disabled Workers: Study
    (31-Jan-2012)
    Employers often reluctant to hire people with disabilities due to misconceptions

  • Brain Activity May Help Predict Autism Before Age 1: Study
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Differences in responses to eye contact detected in brains of at-risk infants as early as 6 months

  • Mutations in 2 Genes Linked to Rare Autism-Related Disorder
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Research sheds light on Joubert syndrome, which causes physical and mental disabilities

  • Testosterone Exposure May Explain Boys' Language Delay
    (26-Jan-2012)
    Male hormone levels before birth appear linked to speech differences, study contends

  • 'Inner Dialogue' Might Aid People With Autism
    (25-Jan-2012)
    Learning strategy may help with planning, functioning independently, small study says

  • 'Inner Dialogue' Might Aid People With Autism
    (25-Jan-2012)
    Learning strategy may help with planning, functioning independently, small study says

  • Can Low Birth Weight Raise Autism Risk?
    (24-Jan-2012)
    In twins study, smaller size was associated with greater risk

  • 'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis
    (23-Jan-2012)
    As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

  • 'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis
    (23-Jan-2012)
    As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

  • Dyslexia's Brain Changes May Occur Before Kids Learn to Read
    (23-Jan-2012)
    Study findings might help identify at-risk children at younger age

  • 'Co-Occurring' Disorders May Explain Change in Autism Diagnosis
    (23-Jan-2012)
    As symptoms of other conditions become more apparent, labels may vary, study suggests

  • Smoking During Pregnancy Not Linked to Autism
    (20-Jan-2012)
    But there are many other reasons to avoid cigarettes while pregnant

  • Experts Weigh Changes to Definition of Autism
    (20-Jan-2012)
    The goal: to create a clearer diagnosis of what constitutes the disorder; many could be affected

  • Pediatricians Split on Heart Tests Before Kids' ADHD Meds
    (16-Jan-2012)
    About 15 percent order EKGs; recent studies say drugs don't pose heart risk

  • Is Continued Lip-Reading an Early Sign of Autism?
    (16-Jan-2012)
    Researchers say that typically developing infants focus on a speaker's eyes after age 1

  • Little Known About How Autism Affects Teen Drivers: Researchers
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Communication and motor skill impairments may influence driving skills, experts say

  • Children Exposed to HIV Before Birth at Risk for Language Delay
    (12-Jan-2012)
    Researchers recommend routine screening for communication problems

  • Monkeys Treated With 'Love Hormone' Show More Kindness
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Two monkeys were more likely to share juice after inhaling oxytocin in study

  • Autism Gastro Problems May Be Linked to Gut Bacteria
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Study found children with the disorder have different type of microbes in stomach than other kids

  • Alzheimer's Med Seems Ineffective in Those With Down Syndrome
    (10-Jan-2012)
    Patients taking memantine had more serious adverse events than those given placebo

  • Diet Might Have Some Effect on ADHD
    (09-Jan-2012)
    Review found omega-3 fatty acids may help kids with disorder, while Western diet could hurt

  • ADHD Drug Shortage Pushes Parents to Seek Substitutes
    (06-Jan-2012)
    But experts say medication switches must be done carefully

  • Mom's Poverty, Diabetes Might Raise ADHD Risk in Kids
    (03-Jan-2012)
    Study found combo increased chances of disorder 14-fold

  • Toddlers Don't Seem to Listen to Own Voices to Correct Speech
    (23-Dec-2011)
    But study finds 4-year-olds, adults do adjust their pronunciation that way

  • Scientists Probe the Origins of Dyslexia
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Differences in how people process sounds might be one cause of this learning disability, study suggests

  • Scientists Probe the Origins of Dyslexia
    (21-Dec-2011)
    Differences in how people process sounds might be one cause of this learning disability, study suggests

  • ADHD Drugs Don't Raise Risk of Heart Problems: Study
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Earlier research indicated possible problem, but latest finding doesn't show link

  • Blink Patterns May Be a Window Into Autistic Mind
    (12-Dec-2011)
    Watching a video, toddlers with autism reacted to action, not emotional content

  • Broadway Strikes an Autism-Friendly Chord
    (09-Dec-2011)
    Sold-out performance of 'The Lion King' was adjusted to suit needs of kids with the disorder

  • More Evidence Links Specific Genes to ADHD
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Future treatments might target these genetic pathways, researchers say

  • Autistic Teens With Epilepsy Often Light-Sensitive
    (05-Dec-2011)
    Incidence is roughly 30 percent among teens with both conditions, study finds

  • Kids With Epilepsy Should Get Screened for Autism, Developmental Delays
    (05-Dec-2011)
    The conditions often occur in the same child, experts say

  • Prozac Might Ease Repetitive Behaviors in Some Adults With Autism
    (02-Dec-2011)
    Study found 50% saw benefit, while only 8% in placebo group did

  • Health Tip: Signs That May Indicate ADHD
    (29-Nov-2011)
    Potential symptoms of impulsive behavior

  • Brain Pathways Seem Disrupted in Kids With ADHD
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Areas involving 'visual attention' and working memory less active, MRI scans show

  • Head Size Tied to Regressive Autism in Boys
    (28-Nov-2011)
    Larger head circumference not seen in early onset autism or in girls, study says

  • Little Social Life for Autistic Teens, Researchers Say
    (23-Nov-2011)
    About half never get called by friends or get invited out, study finds

  • Meditation Can 'Turn Off' Regions of the Brain
    (22-Nov-2011)
    Brain imaging shows experienced meditators can prevent their minds from wandering

  • Words Recognized by Looks, Not Sounds
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Enhancing visual perceptions of words could help treat reading disorders, researchers say

  • Words Recognized by Looks, Not Sounds
    (18-Nov-2011)
    Enhancing visual perceptions of words could help treat reading disorders, researchers say

  • ADHD Brain Changes Appear to Persist Into Adulthood
    (11-Nov-2011)
    Imaging shows more differences in those who still have symptoms: study

  • Maternal Blood Test Might Spot Birth Defects More Safely
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Researchers take steps toward noninvasive screening for fetal abnormalities

  • Study Spots Early Signs of Math Disabilities in Kids
    (09-Nov-2011)
    Certain difficulties in kindergarten predicted problems by fifth grade

  • Autistic Children May Have Too Many Brain Cells
    (08-Nov-2011)
    Small study finds excess number of neurons in region responsible for communication

  • Where a Child Is Tested May Affect Autism Diagnosis
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Centers vary on how a child is deemed to have autism, Asperger or other developmental disorder

  • Where a Child Is Tested May Affect Autism Diagnosis
    (07-Nov-2011)
    Centers vary on how a child is deemed to have autism, Asperger or other developmental disorder

  • Possible Genetic Link to Autism Identified
    (04-Nov-2011)
    In boys, the gene variation was associated with about a 15% increased risk, study finds

  • Study Finds No Link Between Dyslexia and IQ
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Results question how schools decide who gets reading help

  • Study Finds No Link Between Dyslexia and IQ
    (03-Nov-2011)
    Results question how schools decide who gets reading help

  • Little Evidence of Heart Risks From ADHD Meds
    (01-Nov-2011)
    But appropriate screening, monitoring recommended, researchers say

  • Many Parents Skipping Kids' Shots, Putting Other Kids at Risk
    (31-Oct-2011)
    In California study, 1 in 5 children at some schools intentionally unvaccinated, raising concerns

  • Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism
    (28-Oct-2011)
    But strategies can help individuals learn job skills and prepare for the workforce

  • Job Market Tough for Young Adults With Autism
    (28-Oct-2011)
    But strategies can help individuals learn job skills and prepare for the workforce

  • Speech Therapy Key to Stroke Rehab, But Many Miss Out
    (27-Oct-2011)
    Lack of coverage can keep patients from services even though help is out there, experts say

  • Links to Mental Illness Seen in Fetal Brains: Study
    (26-Oct-2011)
    Genes involved in autism, schizophrenia may be activated in womb

  • Parental Training May Benefit ADHD Kids Under 6: Report
    (25-Oct-2011)
    Researchers find no evidence that meds help these youngsters, but parents' program seems effective

  • Could Airway Abnormality Point to Autism?
    (24-Oct-2011)
    Researcher noticed difference in lung structure of children with autism spectrum disorder

  • Some Kids Respond Better to ADHD Drug Than Others
    (21-Oct-2011)
    Gene variant may predict which children do better on methylphenidate

  • New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens
    (17-Oct-2011)
    But behavioral therapy should be first treatment in youngest children

  • Low-Birthweight Babies at Much Higher Autism Risk
    (17-Oct-2011)
    Long-term study found smallest infants were 5 times as likely to have autism spectrum disorders

  • New ADHD Guidelines Include Preschoolers, Older Teens
    (17-Oct-2011)
    But behavioral therapy should be first treatment in youngest children

  • Low-Birthweight Babies at Much Higher Autism Risk
    (17-Oct-2011)
    Long-term study found smallest infants were 5 times as likely to have autism spectrum disorders

  • Kids Can Be Tougher on Obese Peers
    (16-Oct-2011)
    Study found this way especially true if children felt 'problem' traits were others' own fault

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD
    (14-Oct-2011)
    Hands-on advice for moms and dads

  • Men With Disabilities More Vulnerable to Sexual Assault
    (11-Oct-2011)
    They are four times more likely to experience sexual violence, study says

  • Boys With Autism May Grow Faster as Babies
    (07-Oct-2011)
    'Overgrowth' in length, weight and head circumference may signal a problem, study finds

  • Scientists Engineer Mice That Have Autism
    (05-Oct-2011)
    Researcher says other mouse models of disease exist, but this comes closer to mirroring disorder in humans

  • Older Dads Can Pass on Gene Mutations That Lower Intellect
    (04-Oct-2011)
    Study suggests changes in chromosomes may account for some cases, especially in older fathers

  • Early, Intensive Therapy Better for Kids With Autism, Study Finds
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Social, communication skills improved more when treatment started at early age

  • Early, Intensive Therapy Better for Kids With Autism, Study Finds
    (03-Oct-2011)
    Social, communication skills improved more when treatment started at early age

  • Down Syndrome Brings Joy, Not Regrets, for Many Families
    (30-Sep-2011)
    Survey finds people living with those who have the disorder have been enriched by the experience

  • Singing May Help Some Stroke Victims Regain Speech
    (29-Sep-2011)
    More study needed to see if rhythm and formulaic phrases could lead to improved speech therapies

  • Number of U.S. Kids on ADHD Meds Keeps Rising
    (28-Sep-2011)
    But the rate of increase has slowed considerably since 1990s, study authors note

  • ADHD Symptoms May Add to Burden of Autism
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Untreated inattention, hyperactivity further diminish quality of life, researchers say

  • ADHD Symptoms May Add to Burden of Autism
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Untreated inattention, hyperactivity further diminish quality of life, researchers say

  • ADHD Symptoms May Add to Burden of Autism
    (23-Sep-2011)
    Untreated inattention, hyperactivity further diminish quality of life, researchers say

  • Can Fatty Acids in Breast Milk or Formula Make Kids Smarter?
    (20-Sep-2011)
    Studies find benefits at 14 months and about 10 years

  • ADHD Drug Delays Puberty in Male Monkeys, Study Finds
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Much more research needed before finding on Ritalin can have implications for humans, experts say

  • Lack of Sleep Hurts Kids' Academic Performance: Study
    (19-Sep-2011)
    Primary school children need at least 9 hours of sleep each night, research shows

  • ADHD Doubles a Child's Risk of Injury: Study
    (15-Sep-2011)
    Impulsive behaviors can lead kids to leap before they look, expert says

  • Trouble With Math? Blame Your Lack of 'Numbers Sense'
    (14-Sep-2011)
    Math ability is largely something you're born with, study says

  • Many Autistic Teens Use School Mental-Health Services
    (04-Sep-2011)
    More support needed when they make transition out of high school, researchers say

  • Brain Scans Show Distinct Traits in Kids With Autism: Study
    (02-Sep-2011)
    Gray matter is organized differently, researchers find

  • Half of Americans Will Suffer From Mental Health Woes, CDC Says
    (01-Sep-2011)
    Much more needs to be done to help spot those at risk and assist them, experts say

  • U.S.-Mandated Report Finds Vaccines Safe for Kids
    (25-Aug-2011)
    IOM panel pored over 1,000 studies and found little evidence for lasting harm

  • Study Links Writing Difficulties to ADHD
    (23-Aug-2011)
    Kids with the condition 5 times more likely to have problems with spelling, writing than those without it

  • Nearly 1 in 10 U.S. Kids Diagnosed With ADHD
    (18-Aug-2011)
    Small increase in past decade likely reflects greater awareness of the disorder, CDC says

  • Risk of Autism in Siblings Higher Than Thought
    (15-Aug-2011)
    Odds especially high for brothers and kids with multiple siblings who are autistic, study finds

  • Fido's New Forte: Helping Kids Learn to Read
    (12-Aug-2011)
    Children's attitudes about books improve when paired with pooches, researchers say

  • ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations
    (10-Aug-2011)
    But, the vast majority of children with autism disorders or ADHD don't share these genetic risks

  • ADHD, Autism May Sometimes Share Gene Mutations
    (10-Aug-2011)
    But, the vast majority of children with autism disorders or ADHD don't share these genetic risks

  • Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

  • Special Needs Kids Bullied More, Fare Poorly at School
    (27-Jul-2011)
    Study's author says the well-being of 'whole' child needs to be considered

  • Kids From Unplanned Pregnancies Tend to Lag Behind Intellectually
    (27-Jul-2011)
    But British study pins the blame on children's socioeconomic status

  • Kids With ADHD Less Adept at Crossing the Street: Study
    (25-Jul-2011)
    They may look both ways, but leave too little time to cross safely

  • Health Tip: Common Signs of Stuttering
    (22-Jul-2011)
    How to identify the speech disorder

  • Preemies at Risk for Psychiatric Disorders as Teens, Study Contends
    (20-Jul-2011)
    Injuries suffered before or after birth linked to problems such as ADHD, say researchers, calling for more studies

  • Low 'Empathy' Response in Brain Might Point to Autism Gene
    (13-Jul-2011)
    Siblings of patients have similar reduced brain activity when viewing others' emotions, scans show

  • Health Tip: Understanding Dyslexia
    (12-Jul-2011)
    Causes, symptoms and problems the learning disorder can cause

  • ADHD, Learning Issues May Be Linked to Secondhand Smoke
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Kids living in homes with smoker have higher odds of developing neurobehavioral disorders, study finds

  • Higher Folic Acid Levels in Teens Tied to Academic Success
    (11-Jul-2011)
    Folate levels should be monitored to ensure kids are getting enough, researchers say

  • Environment May Be Especially Key to Autism: Study
    (05-Jul-2011)
    Other research finds that certain antidepressants taken in pregnancy might influence risk

  • Genes May Control How Long You Look at Happy Faces
    (29-Jun-2011)
    Findings could further understanding of autism, researchers say

  • Many Pediatricians Aren't Testing Tots for Developmental Delays
    (27-Jun-2011)
    More than half aren't using standardized screening methods for kids under 3, study finds

  • More Autism Diagnoses in High-Tech Areas, Study Finds
    (24-Jun-2011)
    Engineers, computer whizzes -- and people with autism -- excel at skills involving 'systemizing,' researchers say

  • Poor Brain 'Sync' a Possible Sign of Autism
    (22-Jun-2011)
    Inability of right and left hemispheres to communicate might be early marker, researchers say

  • Reading With Mom Can Boost Kindergarten Readiness
    (17-Jun-2011)
    Poor kids tend to be less prepared for school, but having books at home can help, study suggests

  • Language Delays Seen in Kids in Institutions Beyond Age 2
    (17-Jun-2011)
    The earlier they are placed in foster care the better, study suggests

  • Too Little Sleep in Preschool Years May Predict ADHD
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Study suggests link between behavior in kindergarten and sleep loss earlier in life

  • Good Sleep Could Boost Undergrads' Learning Capacity
    (14-Jun-2011)
    Shut-eye helps students integrate and retain information, study finds

  • Brain Scan Spots Differences in Tots With ADHD Symptoms
    (10-Jun-2011)
    Researchers suggest earlier diagnosis of behavioral disorder could lead to better outcomes for kids

  • Girls May Be More Resistant to Autism Than Boys: Study
    (08-Jun-2011)
    Genetic studies suggest they have to suffer more genetic mishaps than boys to develop disorder

  • Children With ADHD More Prone to Substance Abuse: Study
    (01-Jun-2011)
    They were 1.5 times more likely to smoke, drink, use drugs than unaffected kids

  • Health Tip: Recognize Signs of Asperger Syndrome
    (31-May-2011)
    Here's a list of possible characteristics

  • Study Suggests Special MRI Might Help Diagnose Autism
    (31-May-2011)
    Scans found less responsiveness in language areas of brain, researchers report

  • Complexities of Autism Extend to Its Treatment
    (27-May-2011)
    Parents struggle to find blend of therapies for children with mix of behavioral symptoms

  • Living With a Child With Autism
    (27-May-2011)
    Child gets range of tailored treatment, and family learns to adapt

  • Early Intervention Holds Hope for Those Who Stutter
    (27-May-2011)
    Modern treatments tackle physical, mental and emotional components of speech

  • Scientists Find Molecular Similarities in Brains of Those With Autism
    (25-May-2011)
    Frontal, temporal lobes in cortex were different in healthy tissue, but the same when disorder was present

  • U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report
    (23-May-2011)
    Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

  • U.S. Rates of Autism, ADHD Continue to Rise: Report
    (23-May-2011)
    Study finds 1 in 6 kids now have a developmental disability, perhaps due to better diagnosis

  • Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses
    (18-May-2011)
    Most of the increase seen among boys, children under 3, researchers note

  • Massachusetts Study Shows Sharp Rise in Early Autism Diagnoses
    (18-May-2011)
    Most of the increase seen among boys, children under 3, researchers note

  • Kids Taking ADHD Drugs at Low Risk for Heart Problems: Study
    (16-May-2011)
    But industry-sponsored study doesn't allay fears, one expert says

  • ADHD Drug Shortage Has Patients, Parents Scrambling
    (12-May-2011)
    Switching from one med to another isn't always an option, experts note

  • Most Teachers Favor Inclusion for Autistic Students
    (11-May-2011)
    But for mainstreaming to succeed, additional resources needed, survey finds

  • Teen Boys With Autism at Risk of Being Bullied: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Their inability to manage stress and emotions raises vulnerability

  • Autism Takes an Economic Toll on Mom's Job, Income: Study
    (11-May-2011)
    Families with a child with autism spectrum disorder earn 27% less, researchers find

  • Fever During Pregnancy, Diabetes and Obesity May Raise Autism Risk
    (11-May-2011)
    But study finds births by C-section didn't seem to have any impact

  • Health Tip: Medical Problems May Lead to Hyperactivity
    (10-May-2011)
    Here are potential causes

  • ADHD With Poor Emotional Control Seems to Run in Families
    (09-May-2011)
    Half of adults with ADHD may also overreact to everyday situations, study shows

  • Winter Conception Tied to Raised Risk for Autism
    (09-May-2011)
    Study suggests environmental factors, such as seasonal viruses, may play a role

  • S. Korean Study Suggests Autism Rate May Be Much Higher
    (09-May-2011)
    In rigorous survey, 1 in 38 children fell within the autism spectrum

  • Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year
    (04-May-2011)
    Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

  • Treating Kids for Environmental Ills Costs U.S. $76B a Year
    (04-May-2011)
    Left unchecked, pollution, chemicals, other toxins will continue to push health costs skyward, researchers say

  • Autism Tests for Preemies May Be Faulty, Study Suggests
    (02-May-2011)
    It may be better to wait until baby turns 30 months old, researchers say

  • Brains of Autistic Kids Still Larger at Age 4, 5
    (02-May-2011)
    Study suggests enlargement might occur at around 1 year

  • Quick Screening May Help Spot Autism in Babies
    (28-Apr-2011)
    Questionnaire targets 1-year-olds at well-baby check-ups

  • 'Health Literacy' Called Key for Heart Failure Patients
    (26-Apr-2011)
    Patients who don't understand basic health information at a higher risk of death, study says

  • Babies' Persistent Fussiness Could Mean Behavioral Woes Ahead
    (21-Apr-2011)
    Study links problems in infancy to temper tantrums, aggressive actions and more

  • Many With Autism Also Have Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy: Study
    (20-Apr-2011)
    Their seizures also tend to start earlier in childhood, research suggests

  • Birth Even a Few Weeks Early May Raise Odds for ADHD
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Study finds the risk rising the further delivery gets from full 40 weeks

  • Most Parents Vaccinate Kids, Trust Docs' Advice on Shots
    (19-Apr-2011)
    Yet too many still rely on misinformation from celebrities, survey says

  • Having Both Autism and Epilepsy Linked to Raised Death Rates
    (16-Apr-2011)
    Study found nearly 40% of brain tissue donors with autism also had epilepsy

  • Human Language Origins Traced to Africa, Study Finds
    (14-Apr-2011)
    African languages tend to have more variety of sounds than those in other parts of the world

  • 'Best' Places to Live With Autism All in Major Metro Areas: Survey
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Even so, three-fourths of families polled nationwide said they had difficulty accessing needed services

  • Wearing a Cast? Be Careful How You Scratch That Itch
    (13-Apr-2011)
    Experts advise against using pencils, other items to ease the discomfort

  • Video Games Might Aid in Stroke Rehab
    (07-Apr-2011)
    Virtual reality activities may help patients improve arm strength, function, researchers say

  • Autism Diagnoses Still More Likely in Richer Neighborhoods
    (06-Apr-2011)
    But as awareness grows, gap is narrowing, study finds

  • Brains of People with Autism Focus More on Visual Skills
    (04-Apr-2011)
    This means less activity in areas used for planning and decision making, but the brain adapts, researchers find

  • Evidence Weak to Support Many Medications for Autism: Study
    (04-Apr-2011)
    Anti-psychotics may help control disruptive behaviors, but side effects called significant

  • FDA Panel Delays Action on Dyes Used in Foods
    (01-Apr-2011)
    It calls for more research, but many parents and scientists fear link to ADHD

  • FDA Panel Examines Possible Links Between Food Dyes, ADHD
    (30-Mar-2011)
    It's the first time the agency has ever seriously looked at the issue, experts say

  • Gender May Play Role in Psych Symptoms in Kids With Epilepsy
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Girls had more emotional problems while boys had more inattention/hyperactivity, study found

  • Interest in Toys May Predict Success of Autism Home Therapy
    (25-Mar-2011)
    Tots who played the least seemed to benefit most from parent-guided autism program, study found

  • Dangerous Wandering a Lesser Known Side of Autism
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Many parents have stories of autistic children wandering off, running away unexpectedly

  • Even Mild Stress Can Lead to Disability, Study Says
    (24-Mar-2011)
    Importance of psychological distress may be underestimated, researchers suggest

  • Scientists Create Autism-Like Traits in Mice
    (21-Mar-2011)
    Gene manipulation produces common behaviors and provides model for testing drugs, expert says

  • ADHD's Upside: Greater Creativity?
    (17-Mar-2011)
    Focusing issues may actually help those with the disorder think outside the box, researchers say

  • Brains of Phonetics Experts Differ From Those of General Public
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Some differences probably due to training, but others present at birth, study suggests

  • High Blood Pressure Linked to Drop in Walking Speed, Study Finds
    (16-Mar-2011)
    Major declines affect seniors' ability to remain independent, researchers say

  • Noninvasive Test May Identify Down Syndrome Early On
    (07-Mar-2011)
    Simple blood draw might someday become routine practice in pregnancy, researchers say

  • Scientists Link 'Sets' of Genetic Abnormalities to Autism Risk
    (01-Mar-2011)
    DNA analysis of more than 1,000 kids may one day lead to better treatments, researchers say

  • With a 'Third Arm,' It's the Thought That Counts
    (28-Feb-2011)
    Making the brain think a prosthetic is person's real limb could help in stroke recovery, scientists say

  • Brain's Electrical Activity May Help Spot Infants at High Risk for Autism
    (22-Feb-2011)
    EEGs plus computer analysis detected subtle pattern differences the human eye might miss

  • Busy Social Life May Stave Off Disability in Elderly
    (21-Feb-2011)
    Seniors who participate in activities are better able to continue self-care, study finds

  • Bilingualism Seems to Boost Brain Power
    (18-Feb-2011)
    Navigating two languages exercises the mind, researchers report

  • Energy Drinks May Hurt Kids: Study
    (14-Feb-2011)
    Children with existing health or emotional issues most at risk, researchers say

  • Hand Movements May Give Clues to ADHD Severity
    (14-Feb-2011)
    But some experts question the usefulness of the study findings

  • Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

  • Help for Autism Dwindles After High School
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Survey finds almost 40% of young adults with disorder getting no assistance at all

  • Help for Autism Dwindles After High School
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Survey finds almost 40% of young adults with disorder getting no assistance at all

  • Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

  • Help for Autism Dwindles After High School
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Survey finds almost 40% of young adults with disorder getting no assistance at all

  • Most ADHD Kids Have Multiple Conditions, Study Says
    (07-Feb-2011)
    Two-thirds face other struggles, such as learning disabilities, anxiety, speech problems, data shows

  • FDA Approves First Drug to Prevent Premature Births
    (06-Feb-2011)
    The drug is a reissue of an earlier drug and received accelerated approval, the agency says

  • Restrictive Diet May Reduce ADHD Symptoms
    (04-Feb-2011)
    But researchers add that not all kids helped; long-term effectiveness unknown

  • Narrowed Leg Arteries Disable Women Faster Than Men: Study
    (03-Feb-2011)
    Women were 2.3 times less likely to be able to walk a continuous quarter mile after 4 years

  • Adults With Autism May Not Understand Others' Intentions
    (02-Feb-2011)
    They tend to judge other people's mistakes harshly, study finds

  • Rep. Giffords' Intensive Rehab Under Way
    (27-Jan-2011)
    Efforts to help her speak a priority, doctors say

  • Fear of Vaccines Has a Long, Persistent History
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Multiple factors may keep some people suspicious of even routine shots, experts say

  • Rep. Giffords Moved to Rehab Facility
    (26-Jan-2011)
    Her condition has been upgraded from 'serious' to 'good'

  • Rep. Giffords Set to Begin Rehab in Houston
    (23-Jan-2011)
    Doctor notes fluid buildup in her brain might delay start of long road to recovery

  • Severe Mental Health Disorders Untreated in Many U.S. Teens
    (21-Jan-2011)
    Shortage of mental health specialists for children likely to be a growing problem, experts warn

  • Nearly Half of Americans Still Suspect Vaccine-Autism Link
    (20-Jan-2011)
    18% don't trust measles-mumps-rubella shot, and 30% are undecided, Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll finds

  • Rep. Giffords Standing Up, Set to Begin Rehab Friday
    (20-Jan-2011)
    Experts heartened by congresswoman's remarkable recovery from gunshot to brain

  • Adult ADHD Often Precedes Certain Type of Dementia: Study
    (19-Jan-2011)
    More than triples risk of developing degenerative brain disease, researchers say

  • Report Alleges Money Motivated Doctor Behind Autism-Vaccine Scare
    (12-Jan-2011)
    Disgraced physician had various schemes to profit from study's aftermath, according to investigation

  • Closely Spaced Pregnancies Might Up Autism Risk: Study
    (10-Jan-2011)
    Babies conceived within a year of an older sibling had heightened odds, researchers found

  • Healthy Brain Development May Be a Matter of Timing
    (07-Jan-2011)
    Study in worms finds far-reaching effects for early connections between cells

  • Doctor Behind Study Linking Vaccine to Autism Accused of 'Deliberate Fraud'
    (06-Jan-2011)
    British report in medical journal alleges he twisted facts on cases involving 12 children

  • Higher Education May Benefit Some Heart Attack Patients
    (04-Jan-2011)
    Among those who suffer a type of attack called STEMI, less schooling tied to worse outcomes

  • Kids With Autism May Lack Key Visual Skills, Study Finds
    (21-Dec-2010)
    They have difficulty searching effectively for objects in real-life setting, researchers say

  • Brain Imaging May Predict Dyslexia Gains
    (20-Dec-2010)
    By analyzing key regions, researchers say they detected which teens could improve reading skills

  • Speech, Swallowing Usually OK After Head & Neck Cancer Therapy
    (20-Dec-2010)
    Most patients had no lasting problems 3 years after chemoradiotherapy, study finds

  • Black, Low-Income Patients More Disabled by Parkinson's Complications
    (13-Dec-2010)
    Black patients also less likely than whites to receive newer meds for the illness, study shows

  • Brain Scan Might Someday Spot Autism
    (02-Dec-2010)
    Type of MRI showed structural differences in brain circuitry in males with the disorder

  • Cell Dysfunction May Play Part in Autism
    (30-Nov-2010)
    Mitochondria, energy center of cell, found impaired in some, researchers report

  • Women Taking Certain Epilepsy Drugs Can Safely Breast-Feed, Study Suggests
    (24-Nov-2010)
    Findings could bring valuable guidance to new mothers, experts say

  • Children Born 'Late Pre-Term' More Prone to Low IQ
    (23-Nov-2010)
    Risk of attention problems at age 6 also rises for those born between 34 and 36 weeks, study finds

  • For Autistic Kids, IQ May Not Predict School Achievement
    (23-Nov-2010)
    About half did better and half did worse than their intelligence test scores would suggest, study finds

  • For Autistic Kids, IQ May Not Predict School Achievement
    (23-Nov-2010)
    About half did better and half did worse than their intelligence test scores would suggest, study finds

  • Tiniest Newborns With Down Syndrome Face Other Health Risks
    (22-Nov-2010)
    Combination linked to higher rates of life-threatening heart, lung, digestive disorders, study finds

  • Behavior Disorders Boost Crash Risk for Teen Boys: Study
    (19-Nov-2010)
    ADHD drivers face similar risks as epilepsy patients and are urged to take steps to avoid accidents

  • Vyvanse Approved for Adolescent ADHD
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Previously sanctioned for ADHD in adults and children

  • For Teens With Autism, Handwriting Problems May Persist
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Deficits in reasoning skills more than motor skills likely to blame, researchers say

  • Early 'Pot' Use May Harm Brain More: Study
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Smoking before age 16 tied to greater executive function problems

  • For Teens With Autism, Handwriting Problems May Persist
    (15-Nov-2010)
    Deficits in reasoning skills more than motor skills likely to blame, researchers say

  • ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study
    (10-Nov-2010)
    Better diagnosis and screening may play a role in increase, researchers say

  • Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

  • Kids of Deployed Soldiers May Face More Mental Health Woes
    (08-Nov-2010)
    Study found they needed more doctor visits to handle issues from parent's absence

  • Genetic Deletion Linked to Raised Risk of Autism, Schizophrenia
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Those missing chromosome 17 sequence about 14 times more likely to develop disorders

  • Research Suggests Link Between 'Handedness' and Dyslexia
    (05-Nov-2010)
    Finding based on scan of genomes of 192 children with reading difficulties

  • Teens of Epileptic Mothers May Lag Academically: Study
    (04-Nov-2010)
    Taking more than one anti-seizure drug in pregnancy should be avoided if possible, researchers say

  • Gene Associated With Autism May Alter How Brain Functions
    (03-Nov-2010)
    Scans show a 'disconnect' in brain areas linked to language in people with the disorder, researchers say

  • Study Finds Teens' Late Night Media Use Comes at a Price
    (01-Nov-2010)
    Tied to learning problems, anxiety, depression, mood swings

  • Good Attitude Boosts Health As Much As Formal Education
    (31-Oct-2010)
    Meaningful relationships, sense of purpose linked to lower disease risk in people with less schooling

  • Children with ADHD Symptoms at Higher Risk of Obesity
    (27-Oct-2010)
    Hyperactivity, impulsiveness associated with a 63 percent increase, researchers found

  • Stillbirth Can Be Devastating, Unpredictable
    (26-Oct-2010)
    Doctor whose wife suffered one says more needs to be done to prevent it

  • Brain Scans May Help Identify Bipolar, ADHD Kids: Study
    (15-Oct-2010)
    Accurate diagnosis could lead to more targeted treatments, researchers say

  • MRI Might Screen for Autism
    (14-Oct-2010)
    It captures abnormal brain patterns in those with the disorder, but advocate questions its potential

  • Siblings of Autistic Children May Also Have Subtle Traits
    (13-Oct-2010)
    Around 20 percent of siblings affected by language delays and other problems, study finds

  • Danish Study Suggests Jaundice-Autism Link
    (11-Oct-2010)
    But other experts say finding is very preliminary and call for additional research

  • Disabled Still Get Cool Reception in U.S. Workplace
    (08-Oct-2010)
    Even companies with diversity programs often neglect folks with disabilities, survey finds

  • New Clues to Possible Genetic Basis for ADHD
    (04-Oct-2010)
    2 studies point to DNA as contributors, but environment could still be key, experts say

  • Gene Disorder Linked to ADHD
    (30-Sep-2010)
    Finding bolsters idea that condition has biological basis

  • Injections May Relieve Drooling in Nerve-Damaged Kids
    (22-Sep-2010)
    Botulinum toxin's effect lasted up to 33 weeks in some, including cerebral palsy patients, study finds

  • Aggressive Kids With ADHD May Not Need Antipsychotic Meds
    (17-Sep-2010)
    Study suggests judicious tweaking of stimulant drugs, plus psychotherapy, may be enough

  • Feeling Introspective? Your Brain Structure May Be Key
    (16-Sep-2010)
    Those good at 'thinking about thinking' have more gray matter in certain area of the brain, scans show

  • Research Sheds Light on Why Autism Is More Prevalent in Boys
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Altered gene on males' X chromosome may be at least partly to blame, study finds

  • Autistic Children Don't Seem to Yawn 'Contagiously'
    (15-Sep-2010)
    Study suggests this behavior may signal a lack of recognition of others' feelings

  • More Evidence That Vaccines Don't Cause Autism
    (13-Sep-2010)
    Children exposed to high, low levels of thimerosal had similar odds for the disorder, study found

  • Autistic Toddlers Prefer to Gaze at Geometric Patterns: Study
    (07-Sep-2010)
    Finding could help spot the disorder early, when treatments are most effective, researchers say

  • Infants May Display Subtle Autism Signs at 6 Months: Study
    (03-Sep-2010)
    Infrequent gazing at others without prompting may be a tip-off, researchers say

  • Prescription Drug Use Rising in U.S., CDC Reports
    (02-Sep-2010)
    Statins, asthma meds, antidepressants and stimulants top the list

  • Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment
    (27-Aug-2010)
    Study shows that they can fool doctors on certain tests

  • Preexisting Health Issues Add to Problems for Disaster Survivors
    (26-Aug-2010)
    People with disabilities, mental woes have toughest time recovering from hurricanes, bombings: analysis

  • Cognitive Therapy Helps Adults With ADHD
    (24-Aug-2010)
    Study found adding it to medications lessened symptoms

  • Prenatal Pesticide Exposure May Raise Risk of Attention Issues in Kids
    (19-Aug-2010)
    Link is not cause-and-effect at this point, researchers stress

  • 'Baby Talk' May Play Key Role in Language Acquisition
    (12-Aug-2010)
    Mother's brain may be wired to 'goo' and 'coo,' research suggests

  • How Parents Come to Accept Down Syndrome Diagnosis
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Grief usually turns into joy, resilience, experts say

  • How Parents Come to Accept Down Syndrome Diagnosis
    (06-Aug-2010)
    Grief usually turns into joy, resilience, experts say

  • Signs of Autism May Show in Early Infancy
    (03-Aug-2010)
    Abnormal arm muscle tone, visual processing evident in month-old babies, study says

  • Vision Abnormality Seen in Close Relatives of Autism Patients
    (02-Aug-2010)
    In finding that points to genetic influences, family members were more likely to have these differences

  • Story-Telling More Difficult for Brain-Injured Children: Study
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Parents can help by spending more time developing narratives, researchers suggest

  • Cuvposa Approved for Chronic Drooling in Children
    (29-Jul-2010)
    Primarily those with neurological disorders

  • Teens With ADHD Often Have Trouble Completing High School
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Dropping out or delayed graduation most common among kids with attention disorder, study finds

  • Higher Education Level May Help Brain Cope With Dementia
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Physical changes occur in all aging brains, but more schooling seems to delay symptoms, study found

  • Teens With ADHD Often Have Trouble Completing High School
    (28-Jul-2010)
    Dropping out or delayed graduation most common among kids with attention disorder, study finds

  • Does a Foreign Accent Hurt Credibility?
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Study contends finding significant as more people find work in foreign lands

  • In Conversation, People's Brains Can Mirror Each Other
    (27-Jul-2010)
    Study found neural patterns were most similar when people really 'got' each other

  • Sniffing Device Allows Disabled to Write, Run Wheelchairs
    (26-Jul-2010)
    Israeli team found sniffs could be translated into directives with special machine

  • Americans With Disabilities Act Reaches 20th Anniversary
    (23-Jul-2010)
    One survey finds gaps still exist, while another shows law has had major impact

  • Autistic Kids Often Fussier Eaters, but Nutrition OK
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Slower, pickier eating can arise in infancy, but growth tends to be unimpaired, study finds

  • Voice Recorders Seem to Help Detect Autism
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Vocalization differences heard in young children wearing them, study finds

  • Voice Recorders Seem to Help Detect Autism
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Vocalization differences heard in young children wearing them, study finds

  • Voice Recorders Seem to Help Detect Autism
    (19-Jul-2010)
    Vocalization differences heard in young children wearing them, study finds

  • Gentle Horses Help Rein in Autism in Kids
    (15-Jul-2010)
    Equine therapy can build confidence, social skills, experts say

  • Wrist Fractures May Open Door to Disability in Older Women
    (09-Jul-2010)
    More needs to be done to prevent this common injury, researchers advise

  • Too Much Screen Time Can Threaten Attention Span
    (06-Jul-2010)
    Kids, young adults who overdo TV, video games almost twice as likely to have problems, study finds

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters
    (23-Jun-2010)
    Here are suggestions for parents

  • The Fight Against Autism Goes High Tech
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Robots, iPods and more help expand horizons, confidence for people with the disorder

  • Summer Vacation May Set Back Kids' Language Skills
    (18-Jun-2010)
    Poor kids in bilingual families need extra support, study says

  • Local Murders Linked to Poor School Performance
    (16-Jun-2010)
    Lower scores in reading, verbal tests noted when homicide occurs nearby, study finds

  • Preschoolers' Skills Get Boost From Confident Teachers
    (11-Jun-2010)
    Emotional support in classroom enhances gains in language, literacy, study finds

  • Some Brain Cells Seem to Multitask
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Is it a car or a cat? Certain neurons can tell, researchers say

  • Gene Copy Aberrations May Help Drive Autism
    (09-Jun-2010)
    Too many, too few copies a hallmark of autistic people's genomes, study finds

  • Female Caregivers Face a Heavier Toll: Study
    (08-Jun-2010)
    More prone to depression than men when watching over ailing, elderly parents, review finds

  • Kids With Down Syndrome Might Get Help Learning
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Tests with mice suggest potential avenue for improving mental functioning, researchers say

  • Kids With Down Syndrome Might Get Help Learning
    (04-Jun-2010)
    Tests with mice suggest potential avenue for improving mental functioning, researchers say

  • As Autism Web Sites Boom, Experts Urge Caution
    (25-May-2010)
    Too often 'treatments' turn out to be bogus, but simple guidelines can help

  • Germs in Soil Might Give Learning a Boost
    (25-May-2010)
    Mice exposed to the bacteria got through mazes twice as fast, researchers report

  • No Benefit Seen in Delaying Infant Vaccinations
    (24-May-2010)
    Some parents worry babies get 'too much too soon,' but study finds no impact on neurological health

  • Communication Program Didn't Improve Autism Symptoms
    (21-May-2010)
    But it did enhance parent-child interaction, study found

  • A Protein Links Alzheimer's, Down Syndrome
    (20-May-2010)
    Amyloid-beta accumulates in eyes of Down-affected patients, spurring cataracts, study finds

  • Eliminating Wheat, Milk From Diet Doesn't Help Autistic Kids
    (19-May-2010)
    Researchers found it didn't change behavior, sleep or digestion

  • An Autistic Child Doesn't Mean Parents Will Divorce
    (19-May-2010)
    Study debunks conventional wisdom about couples split by condition-related stress

  • IVF, Fertility Drugs Might Boost Autism Risk
    (19-May-2010)
    Two studies show a link, but experts say risk to any one child remains low

  • New Hope for Early Detection of Autism
    (19-May-2010)
    Brain scans of sleeping toddlers show differences in response to bedtime stories

  • Pesticides on Produce Tied to ADHD in Children
    (17-May-2010)
    Organophosphates may alter chemistry of developing brain, researchers say

  • Dyslexia Linked to Differences in Brain Circuitry
    (14-May-2010)
    Scans picked up structural variations in critical 'white matter,' researchers say

  • Dyslexia Linked to Differences in Brain Circuitry
    (14-May-2010)
    Scans picked up structural variations in critical 'white matter,' researchers say

  • Study Challenges Key Autism Theory
    (12-May-2010)
    Brain scans show neuron system central to communication works normally in people with disorder

  • No Link Between Childhood Infections, Autism
    (07-May-2010)
    Study of 1.4 million Danish children finds no connection

  • Brain Develops Differently in Fragile X Syndrome
    (06-May-2010)
    MRI scans reveal anatomical alterations in children with genetic disorder

  • Brain Develops Differently in Fragile X Syndrome
    (06-May-2010)
    MRI scans reveal anatomical alterations in children with genetic disorder

  • Getting Closer to Cause of Tourette Syndrome
    (05-May-2010)
    Finding hints at new treatments for the disorder that causes verbal and motor tics

  • Smoking While Pregnant May Raise Psychiatric Risks in Kids
    (04-May-2010)
    Study found the more cigarettes a woman smoked, the greater the chances

  • Kids Raised by Relatives Face Increased Health Risks
    (03-May-2010)
    Extra support is needed when children don't live with a parent, expert says

  • Parents of Autistic Children Turning to Alternative Treatments
    (03-May-2010)
    Little research supports most options, but families driven by need to help, experts say

  • Grandparents Play Vital Role for Autistic Children
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Many help with child care, treatment decisions and political advocacy, survey finds

  • Voice Analysis May Allow Early Detection of Parkinson's
    (30-Apr-2010)
    Changes in speech occur before other symptoms, could help speed diagnosis, findings show

  • Artificial Legs Now a Reality for Pets
    (29-Apr-2010)
    Medical advances making it possible for dogs like Cassidy to romp on all four legs

  • How, When Child Develops Autism May Determine Outcomes
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Those whose communication skills regressed tended to have more severe cases, study finds

  • Early Surgery Best for Children With Hearing Loss
    (23-Apr-2010)
    Cochlear implants yielded best results when put in those younger than 18 months

  • Genetics, Psychology May Trigger ADHD
    (19-Apr-2010)
    Gene variant and sense of family discord implicated in new study

  • Motivational Incentives Help Kids With ADHD
    (09-Apr-2010)
    Combining behavioral approach with medication boosts performance, study finds

  • Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever
    (07-Apr-2010)
    Health experts see this as troubling individually and for society

  • Health Tip: Managing ADHD
    (01-Apr-2010)
    Helping your child at home

  • Susceptibility to Autism Tied to Genes
    (30-Mar-2010)
    Researchers identify variations that point to spectrum disorders

  • Blood Gives Clues to 'Executive Thinking' Problems
    (29-Mar-2010)
    High levels of C-reactive protein may affect decision-making and self-control

  • ADHD Symptoms Often Subside Within a Year
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Children should be rechecked annually to prevent unneeded treatment, researchers say

  • New Down Syndrome Theory Emerges
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Findings could open new avenues of treatment, researchers say

  • New Down Syndrome Theory Emerges
    (26-Mar-2010)
    Findings could open new avenues of treatment, researchers say

  • Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity
    (15-Mar-2010)
    But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

  • Siblings of Kids With Autism May Be Prone to Hyperactivity
    (15-Mar-2010)
    But it shouldn't affect mental health overall, study finds

  • Newer Genetic Test for Autism More Effective
    (15-Mar-2010)
    Study finds chromosomal microarray analysis detects more abnormalities

  • Study Looks At Cost-Effectiveness of ECG in Hyperactive Kids
    (08-Mar-2010)
    Analysis compared three strategies for preventing sudden cardiac death from stimulant medication

  • Reading Remediation Seems to Rewire the Brain
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Study findings could have implications for autism, stroke and other conditions

  • Reading Remediation Seems to Rewire the Brain
    (26-Feb-2010)
    Study findings could have implications for autism, stroke and other conditions

  • Gene Mutation in Mice Sheds Light on Autism
    (25-Feb-2010)
    Drugs targeting obsessive behavior might hold promise for people

  • Health Tip: Looking for Early Signs of Dyslexia
    (18-Feb-2010)
    Be aware of these possible symptoms

  • True Signs of Autism May Not Appear Until 1st Birthday
    (17-Feb-2010)
    Expert suggests later screening that emphasizes social behaviors

  • Flat Head Syndrome Linked to Developmental Delays
    (17-Feb-2010)
    More study needed to see if one causes the other in infants, researcher says

  • One in Two Children Has Chronic Health Issues
    (16-Feb-2010)
    But study also found most conditions, such as obesity, asthma and ADHD, did not persist

  • 'Bonding' Hormone Might Help Some With Autism
    (15-Feb-2010)
    High-functioning patients grasped interpersonal cues better after oxytocin treatment

  • Another Study Refutes Vaccination-Autism Link
    (12-Feb-2010)
    Whether measles shot was alone or in combination didn't matter, researchers say

  • ADHD Brain May Be a Little Different
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Ventral striatum is smaller, which may explain impulsiveness, researchers say

  • Low IQ May Up Heart Disease Risk
    (11-Feb-2010)
    Reason for link unknown, but unhealthy lifestyle could be a factor, researchers suggest

  • Autism-Related Hypersensitivity Better Understood
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Scientists working with mice identify delay in key brain circuitry

  • New Diagnostic Guidelines for Mental Illnesses Proposed
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Suggested changes include not formally recognizing sex addiction, spotting those at risk for dementia

  • Voice Problems May Affect Social Life in Parkinson's
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Patients perceived as 'negative' due to disease-related changes in their speech, study finds

  • First Gene Variants Linked to Stuttering Discovered
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Researchers say finding could lead to better therapies, earlier intervention

  • First Gene Variants Linked to Stuttering Discovered
    (10-Feb-2010)
    Researchers say finding could lead to better therapies, earlier intervention

  • Older Moms More Apt to Have Autistic Child
    (08-Feb-2010)
    Dad's age didn't matter unless father was older, mom much younger, study found

  • Mealtime a Challenge for Some With Autism
    (03-Feb-2010)
    Those with the disorder prone to restrictive, obsessive eating habits

  • Lead Exposure May Contribute to ADHD
    (02-Feb-2010)
    Two studies report higher levels in kids with symptoms

  • Controversial Autism Study Retracted by Medical Journal
    (02-Feb-2010)
    1998 paper scared parents over possible link between MMR vaccine, developmental disorder

  • As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Elementary schools better with behavioral, emotional issues, survey found

  • Loving Foster Homes Improve Kids' Attention, Impulsivity
    (01-Feb-2010)
    A stable environment also helps behavior, researchers find

  • As Kids Age, Secondary Schools Offer Less Support
    (01-Feb-2010)
    Elementary schools better with behavioral, emotional issues, survey found

  • Kids' Screenings in Place, But Referrals Lacking
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Doctors urged to follow up on testing for suspected developmental delays

  • Some Childhood Cancer Survivors Face More Challenges at School
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Radiation to head for brain and other cancers linked to educational deficits, study finds

  • Kids' Screenings in Place, But Referrals Lacking
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Doctors urged to follow up on testing for suspected developmental delays

  • Kids' Screenings in Place, But Referrals Lacking
    (28-Jan-2010)
    Doctors urged to follow up on testing for suspected developmental delays

  • Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems
    (25-Jan-2010)
    More likely than right-handed kids to have language problems, ADHD, study finds

  • Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems
    (25-Jan-2010)
    More likely than right-handed kids to have language problems, ADHD, study finds

  • Female Teachers Pass on Math Anxieties
    (25-Jan-2010)
    Girls in their classes performed worse and had stereotypical notions about boys' math prowess, study found

  • Ambidextrous Children at Higher Risk for Learning Problems
    (25-Jan-2010)
    More likely than right-handed kids to have language problems, ADHD, study finds

  • Stress of Caring for Disabled Spouse Raises Stroke Threat
    (14-Jan-2010)
    Study found husbands more vulnerable than wives, black men affected most of all

  • Misconnections in Developing Brain May Cause Autism
    (11-Jan-2010)
    Mounting evidence opens possibility of future drug treatment, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Symptoms That May Indicate an Autistic Disorder
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Potential warning signs for parents

  • After Cochlear Implant, Music Therapy May Aid Speech
    (08-Jan-2010)
    Toddlers exposed to musical activities were more communicative, study finds

  • Autism May Cluster Among Highly Educated
    (05-Jan-2010)
    California study finds a higher rate in neighborhoods with lots of college grads

  • More Toddlers, Young Children Given Antipsychotics
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Researchers question the 'worrisome' trend

  • No Proof Yet That Special Diets Ease Autism
    (04-Jan-2010)
    Experts say that, for now, parents should work with their child's doctors

  • Health Care Reform, Swine Flu Top Health News for 2009
    (01-Jan-2010)
    Furor over cancer screening changes and lifting of embryonic stem cell ban also grabbed headlines

  • Elderly Report Rising Rates of Disability After 20-Year Decline
    (28-Dec-2009)
    More older Americans struggling with chronic conditions, study finds

  • Brain Imaging Sheds Light on Social Woes Related to Autism
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Atyical response to self-relevant thoughts may help explain interpersonal problems

  • One in 110 U.S. Children Has Autism
    (18-Dec-2009)
    Latest CDC estimates reflect growing prevalence of developmental disorder

  • Amputee Athlete Tells Her Story
    (16-Dec-2009)
    Sarah Reinertsen has run marathons, competed in triathalons and appeared on The Amazing Race

  • Half of U.S. Kids With Mental Issues Are Getting Help
    (14-Dec-2009)
    Depression and anxiety often go unrecognized, experts say

  • Bad Behavior as a Kid Linked to Early Death in Men
    (10-Dec-2009)
    Troubled boys more likely to die or be disabled by midlife, study finds

  • Working Intensely Early on May Help Autistic Kids
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Language, social skills improve with specially designed program, study finds

  • U.S. Records Increase in Kids With Down Syndrome
    (30-Nov-2009)
    Expert attributes rise to more women having babies later in life

  • Your Skin Can Help Your Ears Listen
    (25-Nov-2009)
    Study found puffs of air on flesh that mimicked parts of speech colored perception of sounds

  • Smoking During Pregnancy, Lead Exposure Raise ADHD Risk in Kids
    (23-Nov-2009)
    Study found one more than doubled chances, while both increased risk eightfold

  • For Kids With Down Syndrome, a 'Ray of Hope'
    (19-Nov-2009)
    Study in mice could lead to treatment for learning deficits, researcher suggests

  • 'Love Hormone' May Trigger Jealousy, Too
    (15-Nov-2009)
    Oxytocin could be inappropriate for use with autism, expert cautions

  • New Understanding of How the Brain Detects Emotion
    (13-Nov-2009)
    Study findings might further autism research

  • Baby Boomers May Prove More Disabled Than Their Elders
    (13-Nov-2009)
    Wave of disabilities could overburden health-care system, researchers fear

  • Dyslexia May Make It Tough to Tune Out School Noise
    (11-Nov-2009)
    But sitting in front of teacher or using wireless technologies might help, experts say

  • Dyslexia May Make It Tough to Tune Out School Noise
    (11-Nov-2009)
    But sitting in front of teacher or using wireless technologies might help, experts say

  • Stroke Puts Stress on Spousal Relationship
    (10-Nov-2009)
    Patient/caregiver roles often take the place of a partnership, researchers say

  • Handwriting Skills May Lag in Kids With Autism
    (09-Nov-2009)
    Therapy to improve letter formation could boost self-esteem, researchers say

  • Fetus Learns Intonations of Mother's Tongue
    (05-Nov-2009)
    French, German newborns show crying patterns that mimic parents' language, study finds

  • Folate Levels in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Offspring
    (03-Nov-2009)
    Prenatal nutrition seems to affect child's nervous system, brain growth, researchers say

  • Antipsychotic Drugs Spur Dramatic Weight Gain in Kids
    (27-Oct-2009)
    Researchers urge other alternatives, close monitoring of patients

  • For Tourette Syndrome, Implanted Device May Help
    (27-Oct-2009)
    Deep brain stimulation reduced tics in small study

  • Scientists Discover Gene Key to Human Speech
    (23-Oct-2009)
    Special region found only in people offers clues to language development

  • Less Sensitivity to Hormone May Play Role in Autism
    (22-Oct-2009)
    Treatment with oxytocin might improve social interaction, researchers say

  • Prolonged Use of Pacifier Linked to Speech Problems
    (21-Oct-2009)
    Kids with sucking habit for more than 3 years may be at increased risk, researchers say

  • Childhood ADHD Linked to Criminal Behavior in Adults
    (19-Oct-2009)
    More study needed to see if medical treatment cuts rates of illegal activities, researchers say

  • Mercury Levels Not Abnormal in Autistic Children
    (19-Oct-2009)
    Study finds no differences when compared to kids without disorder

  • Strides Made in Tonsil Cancer Repair
    (16-Oct-2009)
    New technique in palate reconstruction may make speaking, eating easier, study finds

  • Dyslexia More Complicated for Chinese
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Study uncovers combination of phonological and visuospatial deficits

  • Dyslexia More Complicated for Chinese
    (14-Oct-2009)
    Study uncovers combination of phonological and visuospatial deficits

  • Potential Pieces of Autism Puzzle Revealed
    (07-Oct-2009)
    Researchers identify possible genetic links, but urge further study

  • Teens With ADHD, Depression Risk Internet Addiction
    (06-Oct-2009)
    In a wired world, obsessive use is likely to increase, experts say

  • Autism May Be More Common Than Thought
    (05-Oct-2009)
    U.S. government study estimates that 1 of every 91 children is affected

  • Half of U.S. Babies Living Today May Reach 100
    (05-Oct-2009)
    Rising life expectancy shows no signs of slowing, researchers say

  • Very Small Head Size Could Signal Problems in Newborns
    (14-Sep-2009)
    Early screening urged for detection of epilepsy and other health issues, experts say

  • Motivation May Be at Root of ADHD
    (08-Sep-2009)
    Scans suggest that symptoms stem from deficits in brain's rewards system

  • Intuniv Approved for Pediatric ADHD
    (03-Sep-2009)
    No known potential for abuse, maker says

  • Lead Levels in Many Lipsticks Higher Than Reported
    (02-Sep-2009)
    But new FDA analysis does not create 'safety concern,' agency says

  • Is Eye Exam on Your Back-to-School List?
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Kids should have first vision screening at 6 months of age, optometrists say

  • Is Eye Exam on Your Back-to-School List?
    (31-Aug-2009)
    Kids should have first vision screening at 6 months of age, optometrists say

  • Abuse of ADHD Drugs on the Rise
    (24-Aug-2009)
    Jump in poison control center calls mirrors increasing prescriptions, study shows

  • Limb-Sparing Surgery May Offer Little Benefit to Cancer Patients
    (11-Aug-2009)
    It doesn't affect quality of life in most cases, review finds

  • Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Trouble seems to lie in visual processing, researchers say

  • Autism May Hinder Ability to Read Body Language
    (05-Aug-2009)
    Trouble seems to lie in visual processing, researchers say

  • No Link Found Between Birth Anesthesia and Learning Issues
    (04-Aug-2009)
    Whether delivery was vaginal or C-section doesn't matter, study finds

  • With Autism, Diet Restrictions May Do More Harm Than Good
    (27-Jul-2009)
    Study finds no increase in gastrointestinal problems in kids with the disorder

  • Fetal Alcohol Disorders Often Misdiagnosed as ADHD
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Behavioral difficulties can look the same, researchers note

  • Parents of Children With Autism Report High Stress Levels
    (17-Jul-2009)
    Behavior problems, not additional caretaking, seem to cause the distress

  • Health Tip: Does Your Child Have Symptoms of ADHD?
    (16-Jul-2009)
    Here are general warning signs

  • Ability to Consider Other People's Thoughts Grows After Age 6
    (15-Jul-2009)
    Brain scan study sheds light on social development

  • Younger Teens Really Do Care What People Think
    (15-Jul-2009)
    The opinion of others is key to their self-image, study finds

  • Health Tip: Understanding ADHD
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Information for parents

  • Overall Health of U.S. Children a Mixed Bag
    (10-Jul-2009)
    Government study finds gains and losses

  • Technology Takes a Step Toward Treating Paralysis
    (09-Jul-2009)
    Microelectrodes placed directly on the brain allow movement in study participants

  • Autism May Be Linked to Mom's Autoimmune Disease
    (06-Jul-2009)
    Possible causes of disorder should now include celiac disease, study suggests

  • Hormones May Affect Neurological Disease Risk
    (30-Jun-2009)
    Women are more vulnerable during certain stages of life, study finds

  • Anxiety-Prone People Find Distractions Hard to Ignore
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Trouble concentrating may add to stress levels, researcher says

  • Talk With Kids, Not At Them
    (29-Jun-2009)
    Give-and-take conversations speed language development, study finds

  • Chromosome Abnormality Tied to Autistic Behavior in Mice
    (26-Jun-2009)
    Finding could help advance autism research in humans

  • Hundreds of Genes Could Be Linked to ADHD
    (25-Jun-2009)
    Variations would explain different attention-disorder symptoms, study suggests

  • Hundreds of Genes Could Be Linked to ADHD
    (25-Jun-2009)
    Variations would explain different attention-disorder symptoms, study suggests

  • Standard IQ Test May Undervalue People With Autism
    (19-Jun-2009)
    Study shows they could solve problems faster than non-autistics on a different test

  • ADHD Drugs Linked to Sudden Death in Kids
    (15-Jun-2009)
    But these unexplained events are exceedingly rare, study finds

  • Daytime Nap Has Benefits Beyond Rest for Kids
    (08-Jun-2009)
    Nappers have less hyperactivity, depression and anxiety, research suggests

  • Tourette Syndrome Diagnosed in 3 in Every 1,000 Kids
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Many more cases have not been identified, U.S. health officials say

  • Special Ed Services Lacking for Kids Who Repeat a Grade
    (04-Jun-2009)
    Majority of youngsters not given individual education plans, research shows

  • TV Interferes With Infants' Language Development
    (02-Jun-2009)
    More time watching the tube means less time learning to speak, researchers say

  • Celexa May Not Help Kids With Autism
    (01-Jun-2009)
    Study finds no benefit, and more side effects, but not all agree

  • Neighborhood Safety Is Linked to Disability
    (29-May-2009)
    Even questioning security poses risks for older, poorer people, study finds

  • Attention Problems in Kindergarten Could Spell Long-Term Academic Trouble
    (26-May-2009)
    They have bigger impact than issues such as depression, anxiety, study finds

  • Gene Gives Clues to Why Autism More Common in Boys
    (20-May-2009)
    Family study sheds more light on mysterious condition

  • Research Reveals How Down Syndrome Shields Against Cancer
    (20-May-2009)
    The findings might someday lead to better treatments, experts say

  • Impulsivity Raises Alcoholism Risk
    (08-May-2009)
    Mouse study finds those that crave alcohol are more likely to choose quick rewards

  • Health Tip: When Children Stutter
    (07-May-2009)
    Suggestions on how you should respond

  • Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids
    (05-May-2009)
    Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

  • Writing Disorder May Be Common Among Kids
    (05-May-2009)
    Study finds rate as high as 14.7 percent in one Minnesota city

  • Brain Anatomy Could Point to Autism
    (04-May-2009)
    These children tend to have larger amygdala, a neural center for emotion

  • Treating Sleep Disorders May Ease ADHD Symptoms
    (01-May-2009)
    Team suggests screening spares patients lifetime of problems

  • Imaging IDs Brain Neurons With Preference for Real Words
    (29-Apr-2009)
    Finding could boost understanding of what causes reading disabilities

  • Research Highlights Genetic Risk for Autism
    (28-Apr-2009)
    Expert calls new findings a 'crack in the facade' of the disorder

  • Meds Help Kids With ADHD in Classroom
    (27-Apr-2009)
    Study finds they test higher than unmedicated peers in grade school

  • Autism Tied to Older Moms, Breech Birth
    (27-Apr-2009)
    But it's unlikely these factors cause the neurological condition, experts say

  • Estrogen May Combat Marijuana's Effect on Cognition
    (20-Apr-2009)
    In study on rats, protection eludes those exposed as adolescents

  • Melatonin May Ease Sleep Problems in Autistic Children
    (17-Apr-2009)
    Small study finds over-the-counter melatonin reduces time to slumber

  • Asperger Syndrome Tied to Low Cortisol Levels
    (02-Apr-2009)
    Finding could steer caregivers away from situations that would add to anxiety

  • Study Links Pesticides to Birth Defects
    (31-Mar-2009)
    Risk rises for babies conceived in spring, summer, when chemical concentrations peak

  • Working Memory Fluctuates in Kids With ADHD
    (26-Mar-2009)
    Study reveals varied response times for tasks, though answers were still correct

  • Anesthesia in Youngest Kids May be Linked to Learning Disabilities
    (24-Mar-2009)
    Study found having 'gone under' more than once by age 3 seemed to raise risk for problems

  • Electrical Signal in Brain Seems to Warn of 'Mistakes'
    (23-Mar-2009)
    Finding may help in kids with ADHD, workers under stress

  • Narcolepsy Drug Might Be Addictive
    (17-Mar-2009)
    Finding comes as use of stimulant for enhanced mental function is on the increase

  • Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Finding suggests children with language disorders may benefit from tonal training

  • Unconscious Learning: In the Eye of the Beholder?
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Reward may keep brain visually on track without conscious attention, study finds

  • Musicians' Brains Tuned to Emotions in Sound
    (13-Mar-2009)
    Finding suggests children with language disorders may benefit from tonal training

  • Brain Scans Shed Light on Dyslexia
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Mismatch occurs between seeing letter and the sound it represents, study suggests

  • Brain Scans Shed Light on Dyslexia
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Mismatch occurs between seeing letter and the sound it represents, study suggests

  • Brain Scans Shed Light on Dyslexia
    (12-Mar-2009)
    Mismatch occurs between seeing letter and the sound it represents, study suggests

  • Parkinson's Treatment Drugs Even Out Over Long Term
    (11-Mar-2009)
    Levels of disability, quality of life similar on levodopa or pramipexole, study finds

  • Impulsive Kindergartners May Turn to Gambling
    (03-Mar-2009)
    It's just one of the serious consequences these children are prone to, study suggests

  • Gene Variant Allies Autism, Gastrointestinal Woes
    (02-Mar-2009)
    It's associated with both brain development and GI system functions, study finds

  • Men Must Contend With a Biological Clock, Too
    (14-Feb-2009)
    Older males face higher risk of fathering children with medical problems, research finds

  • Court Says Vaccine Not the Cause of Autism
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Ruling, involving 3 families, seen as setback for parents who fear a link

  • Baby Gestures Linked to Vocabulary Development
    (12-Feb-2009)
    Kids from high-income families do better at both, but researchers not exactly sure why

  • 2 Genes Implicated in Autism
    (09-Feb-2009)
    Finding might lead to better diagnosis, treatment, study suggests

  • What Moms Learned May Be Passed to Offspring
    (05-Feb-2009)
    Mouse study concludes rich environmental memories can affect learning in children

  • Gene Mutation Tied to Majority of Cases of Mental Retardation
    (04-Feb-2009)
    Finding might lead to better diagnosis and drug treatments, study says

  • Mouse Study Suggests ADHD Drug Might Be Addictive
    (03-Feb-2009)
    But expert says finding doesn't apply to patients because doses used were so high

  • Hallucinations Are Rare Side Effects of ADHD Medications
    (26-Jan-2009)
    Visual or tactile sensations of bugs an uncommon, but possible, reaction, study finds

  • Health Tip: Taking ADHD Medications
    (23-Jan-2009)
    Suggestions to minimize side effects

  • Saliva Test Could Indicate Autism
    (16-Jan-2009)
    Presence of abnormal proteins might be sign of the condition, study says

  • Serotonin Transporter Gene Tied to Social Anxiety
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Finding in monkeys could yield model for studying autism, schizophrenia, team says

  • Brain 'Switchboard' Separates Learning, Remembering
    (14-Jan-2009)
    Recall process appears to suppress ability to absorb new information, imaging study finds

  • Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Those with vision loss in both eyes read 29 words per minute slower

  • Glaucoma Associated With Reading Impairments in Elderly
    (12-Jan-2009)
    Those with vision loss in both eyes read 29 words per minute slower

  • Epilepsy Drug May Raise Autism Risk in Offspring
    (03-Dec-2008)
    Yet another reason pregnant women should avoid this medication, experts say

  • Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Difficulty may underpin language, listening impairments found in disorder, study says

  • Health Needs of Autistic Children Often Unmet
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Expenses greater than those for kids with other special needs, report shows

  • Scans Show Sound-Processing Deficits in Autistic Kids
    (01-Dec-2008)
    Difficulty may underpin language, listening impairments found in disorder, study says

  • ADHD Medications Don't Pose Cancer Risk
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Study found 2 popular drugs do not cause genetic damage that can lead to disease

  • Health Tip: Signs That a Child May Be Autistic
    (21-Nov-2008)
    Symptoms may range from mild to disabling

  • Compound Tied to Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia
    (19-Nov-2008)
    High kynurenic acid levels like 'gasoline on the fire' of affected neurotransmitters

  • Early Onset Approved for ADHD Drug
    (12-Nov-2008)
    30-minute onset of action for Focalin XR

  • Head Injury in Young Kids May Predict ADHD Diagnosis
    (07-Nov-2008)
    Risk-taking an early sign of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, researchers say

  • Gene Tied to Common Childhood Language Disorder
    (05-Nov-2008)
    The gene has also been implicated in autism, researchers say

  • ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls
    (04-Nov-2008)
    It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

  • ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls
    (04-Nov-2008)
    It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

  • Use of Kids' Meds on the Increase
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Obesity and its complications driving the trend, researchers say

  • Rainy Areas in U.S. Show Higher Autism Rates
    (03-Nov-2008)
    Researchers note that environmental toxins might trigger genetic vulnerability

  • Memory Lapses Come When 2 Parts of Brain Compete
    (24-Oct-2008)
    Researchers say finding could lead to treatment for compulsive, addictive disorders

  • Doctors Often Overestimate Patients' Health Literacy
    (17-Oct-2008)
    Clients misunderstand written screening tools, but 'talking' computer program helped

  • Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory
    (13-Oct-2008)
    Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says

  • Circadian Rhythm Plays Role in Memory
    (13-Oct-2008)
    Hamsters deprived of body's sleep-wake system 'can't remember anything,' study says

  • New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition
    (10-Oct-2008)
    Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

  • ADHD Stimulant Meds Cut Young Girls' Drug Abuse Risk
    (06-Oct-2008)
    Study mirrors previous findings in boys, researchers say

  • Health Tip: Parenting a Child With ADHD
    (03-Oct-2008)
    Suggestions to guide the child's behavior

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters
    (26-Sep-2008)
    What parents can do

  • U.S. Kids Take More Psychotropic Drugs Than Europeans
    (25-Sep-2008)
    Cultural differences, regulatory practices may explain difference, researchers say

  • Voice Problems in Seniors Undertreated
    (25-Sep-2008)
    Many believe it's normal part of aging, so they don't get necessary help, study says

  • Prosthetic Ears Boost Hearing After Injury
    (15-Sep-2008)
    Not only restores aesthetics, but also improves speech recognition

  • Imaging Shows Why Injured Brains 'Work Harder'
    (11-Sep-2008)
    Tool highlighting increased blood flow could become standard measure of rehab, study says

  • Study Dispels Link Between Autism and Measles Vaccine
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Parent advocate disagrees, noting that only one potential mechanism was studied

  • Research Unveils Earliest Cell Changes in Down Syndrome
    (04-Sep-2008)
    Mouse study shows disturbance of regulating gene starts domino effect altering development

  • When Communication Is Lost
    (26-Aug-2008)
    Aphasia is like a prison, but new research offers hope of escape

  • Robot Playmates Help Autistic Kids With Social Skills
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Researchers say finding could be used for creation of new therapy tools

  • Robot Playmates Help Autistic Kids With Social Skills
    (07-Aug-2008)
    Researchers say finding could be used for creation of new therapy tools

  • Autistic Children Make Limited Eye Contact
    (06-Aug-2008)
    Finding could offer doctors a chance to treat the disorder earlier

  • Parents of Autistic Children Are Often Aloof Themselves
    (17-Jul-2008)
    Finding buttresses idea that disorder has genetic roots

  • Statins Show Little Benefit for Kids With Learning Disorder
    (15-Jul-2008)
    No significant differences found in memory or attention, as some studies suggested

  • Common Mechanisms May Contribute to Autism's Mutations
    (10-Jul-2008)
    Inherited gene deletions affect developing brain's ability to make neural connections

  • ADHD Might Raise Kids' Obesity Risk
    (07-Jul-2008)
    Parents should be aware of small risk for those not on meds, expert says

  • ADHD Gene Doesn't Predict Response to Drugs
    (25-Jun-2008)
    But variant is linked to disease severity, researchers report

  • Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Most report less daytime sleepiness when opening bell is pushed back, study concludes

  • Teens Sleep Longer With Delayed School Starts
    (12-Jun-2008)
    Most report less daytime sleepiness when opening bell is pushed back, study concludes

  • St. John's Wort Doesn't Work for ADHD
    (11-Jun-2008)
    Herbal preparation no more effective than placebo, study finds

  • Health Tip: Delayed Speech in Children
    (10-Jun-2008)
    Some common causes

  • College Night Owls Have Lower Grades
    (09-Jun-2008)
    Study finds students who are morning people function better on tests

  • Kennedy Faced Brain Surgeon's Knife While Awake
    (03-Jun-2008)
    It's standard practice, so areas that control critical functions aren't damaged, experts say

  • Being Born Small, Early Raises Autism Risk
    (02-Jun-2008)
    CDC study found link was most pronounced for low-birth-weight girls

  • Adults With ADHD Lose 3 Weeks Worth of Work Annually
    (28-May-2008)
    Inability to concentrate leads to excess days off, poor-quality output, study finds

  • Lead Exposure in Childhood Linked to Criminal Behavior Later
    (28-May-2008)
    30-year study finds higher blood lead levels raised risk of arrest in adulthood

  • Green Tea May Help Brain Cope With Sleep Disorders
    (22-May-2008)
    Study in rats finds polyphenol compounds affect areas involved with learning and memory

  • Imaging Advances Map Brain Areas Affecting Mood
    (06-May-2008)
    Circuits involved with depression, bipolar disorders could receive more targeted treatment

  • Adopted Children at Slightly Higher Mental Health Risk
    (05-May-2008)
    But the vast majority of adoptees are 'doing fine,' researcher says

  • Autistic Kids More Likely to Have Parents With Mental Illness
    (05-May-2008)
    Parents with schizophrenia twice as likely to have children with the developmental disorder, study finds

  • 'Real World' Examples Don't Make Math Any Easier
    (24-Apr-2008)
    Those who learn concepts through abstract cases more likely to retain knowledge, study says

  • Cardiac Screening Recommended for Kids Taking Stimulants for ADHD
    (21-Apr-2008)
    American Heart Association issues new guidelines in response to growing concerns about heart complications

  • Muscle Weakness Found in Some Autistic Children
    (13-Apr-2008)
    Genetic defect in mitochondria might explain other aspects of the disorder, researcher says

  • Very Premature Babies Show Raised Risk for Autism
    (02-Apr-2008)
    Second study finds having autistic child shrinks family income by 14%

  • Compulsive Gamblers Don't Learn From Their Mistakes
    (27-Mar-2008)
    Study finds they have a mental rigidity that keeps them from folding their cards

  • Poor Working Memory Tied to Low School Scores
    (03-Mar-2008)
    Team develops tool to test for kids who may have this genetic shortcoming

  • ADHD Drugs Won't Raise Risk of Substance Abuse
    (01-Mar-2008)
    Study of young adults finds no link between stimulant treatment and alcohol, drug use

  • Disabled Cite Need to Improve Wireless Devices
    (29-Feb-2008)
    Survey finds use of these aids is increasing but better functionality is sought

  • Music Therapy Improves Stroke Outcomes
    (20-Feb-2008)
    Study finds enhanced alertness, mood in those who listened just a few hours a day

  • Eyes a Window to Hearing Loss?
    (19-Feb-2008)
    Pupils dilate in reaction to sounds, might be way to spot hearing problems, study finds

  • Pitch Patterns Play Greater Role in Speech Perception
    (18-Feb-2008)
    Language experience shapes the way the brain stem works, linguist says

  • Fixing Poor Vision Boosts Preschoolers' Test Scores
    (13-Feb-2008)
    Early intervention with glasses brought them up to snuff with peers, study finds

  • Lack of Brain Protein May Explain 'Rain Man' Abilities
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Autistic savants learn some tasks better, but forget faster, study suggests

  • Learning Disabilities May Presage Later Language Problems
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Findings suggest some individuals or families may have underlying speech deficits

  • Lack of Brain Protein May Explain 'Rain Man' Abilities
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Autistic savants learn some tasks better, but forget faster, study suggests

  • Learning Disabilities May Presage Later Language Problems
    (12-Feb-2008)
    Findings suggest some individuals or families may have underlying speech deficits

  • Disability Stronger Predictor of Longevity Than Disease Is
    (11-Feb-2008)
    Centenarian study also found men who lived past 100 were healthier than female peers

  • Harnessing Human Energy for Medical Good
    (07-Feb-2008)
    Device could use act of walking to power artificial limbs, insulin pumps, pacemakers

  • Another Study Finds No Link Between MMR Vaccine and Autism
    (05-Feb-2008)
    British researchers say their review is the largest of its kind

  • Mercury in Childhood Vaccines Excreted Quickly
    (31-Jan-2008)
    Doesn't have time to build to dangerous levels in body, possibly cause autism, new research contends

  • Chemical Signals Go Awry in Fragile X Syndrome
    (14-Jan-2008)
    Mouse study shows drugs that target the miscommunication may help

  • Gene Plays Role in Risk of Autism
    (10-Jan-2008)
    Three research teams found same gene raised chances of developing the disorder

  • Chromosome Abnormalities Raise Risk for Autism
    (09-Jan-2008)
    Findings affects 1% of all cases of developmental disorder, researchers say

  • Study Casts Doubt on Vaccine-Autism Link
    (07-Jan-2008)
    Research adds to growing body of evidence thats finds no connection between the two

  • Health Tip: Therapy Options for Children With Autism
    (07-Dec-2007)
    A poorly understood brain disorder

  • Brain Protein May Be a Clue to Autism
    (05-Dec-2007)
    Early research suggests trouble in nervous system development

  • Nerve Disorganization May Spur Form of Dyslexia
    (04-Dec-2007)
    Brain scans show real differences, researchers say

  • Fever May Improve Behavior of Children With Autism Disorders
    (03-Dec-2007)
    Finding could lead to new avenues of treatment for the disorder, study suggests

  • Autistic Children Have More Gray Matter in Brains
    (28-Nov-2007)
    This imbalance may make it tougher for them to function socially, study suggests

  • Pediatricians' Group Issues New Autism Guidelines
    (29-Oct-2007)
    2 reports detail detection and treatment recommendations

  • Health Tip: Dyslexia in Adults
    (05-Oct-2007)
    The problem is not always diagnosed in childhood

  • Largest Study of U.S. Children Readies for Launch
    (04-Oct-2007)
    22 new centers now added, first participants set to join next year, officials say

  • Doctors' Groups Offer ADHD Guide for Parents
    (02-Oct-2007)
    It's designed to provide accurate information on common childhood condition

  • Kids' Vaccine Ingredient Not Likely Linked to Neurological Problems
    (26-Sep-2007)
    CDC study finds no clear association between thimerosal, mental woes

  • ADHD Drugs Help Boost Children's Grades
    (21-Sep-2007)
    Study finds better reading, less absenteeism with long-term treatment

  • Food Additives Could Fuel Hyperactivity in Kids
    (06-Sep-2007)
    Study makes first link between colorings, preservatives and behavioral woes

  • 9% of U.S. Kids Have ADHD
    (04-Sep-2007)
    But most aren't getting the medications they need, researchers say

  • Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids
    (04-Sep-2007)
    But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say

  • Studies Track Treatment Outcomes for Kids With ADHD
    (20-Jul-2007)
    Meds plus behavior therapy work best, but symptoms can return

  • Scientists Reverse Symptoms of Autism in Mice
    (25-Jun-2007)
    Inhibiting brain enzyme might ease behavioral problems as well

  • Autism-Linked Proteins Help Guide Brain Cells
    (20-Jun-2007)
    The discovery moves scientists one step closer to treatments

  • Autism's Rise May Reflect Broader Definition, Better Diagnosis
    (27-May-2007)
    Experts weigh in on possible causes for the mysterious disorder

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Down Syndrome
    (17-May-2007)
    A common birth defect

  • Teen TV Buffs Prone to Learning Problems
    (07-May-2007)
    The time could be better spent reading and doing homework, study suggests

  • Autistic Kids Have Difficulties Learning Words
    (04-May-2007)
    They find it hard to focus on, distinguish new words, brain study finds

  • Autistic Toddlers Easily Study Photos of Faces
    (03-May-2007)
    Finding is surprising, since most will avoid real-life eye contact

  • No Link Between Autism, Celiac Disease: Study
    (01-May-2007)
    Findings challenge previous research suggesting food allergy connection

  • Mentally Ill Kids Face Widespread Stigma
    (30-Apr-2007)
    Most Americans also believe children are overmedicated, survey finds

  • Faulty Brain Network May Cause Fragile X, Down Syndromes
    (12-Apr-2007)
    Cells appear to have trouble making connections, researchers find

  • Fish Oils Delay Cognitive Decline, Studies Find
    (10-Apr-2007)
    Omega-3 fatty acids also protected against loss of verbal fluency

  • First U.S. Online Autism Registry Begins
    (03-Apr-2007)
    The goal is better research aimed at a cure, experts say

  • Baby's Poor Response to Name Might Warn of Autism
    (03-Apr-2007)
    It's just one of many findings pointing to better diagnosis, treatment

  • Parental Drinking Boosts Alcoholism Risk for ADHD Kids
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Association is partly explained by family stresses, studies find

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Dyslexia
    (29-Mar-2007)
    Possible warning signs of learning disability

  • Health Tip: Autism Affects Children in Different Ways
    (02-Mar-2007)
    But autistic children share similar behaviors

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Has Trouble Reading
    (28-Feb-2007)
    How to spot a potential reading disability

  • Vyvanse Approved for ADHD
    (26-Feb-2007)
    But will get 'black box' warning of possible amphetamine effects

  • ADHD Drugs Need Better Warnings on Heart, Psychiatric Risks: FDA
    (21-Feb-2007)
    All meds must now come with patient guideline inserts, agency says

  • Major Gene Study Points to Causes of Autism
    (19-Feb-2007)
    Two DNA findings, especially, may be promising targets for research

  • Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD
    (18-Feb-2007)
    It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

  • Free Handbook Helps Hispanic Families Tackle ADHD
    (18-Feb-2007)
    It helps parents recognize the condition in kids and seek help

  • Are Autism Cases on the Rise in U.S.?
    (16-Feb-2007)
    Experts differ on extent of increase, and possible explanations behind the statistics

  • Media Ignores Full Scope of Autism Research: Study
    (08-Feb-2007)
    Almost half of news reports focus on a discredited link to the MMR vaccine

  • More Than Half-Million U.S. Children Autistic: CDC
    (08-Feb-2007)
    Early diagnosis and intervention is key to improvement, one expert says

  • Danish Study Tracks Rise in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders
    (06-Feb-2007)
    Autism, Tourette's and hyperkinetic disorders in upward trend, researchers find

  • New Technique Allows 'Feeling' in Artificial Arm
    (01-Feb-2007)
    Innovative nerve growth could improve quality of life for amputees

  • Neurological Disorders Strike Millions
    (29-Jan-2007)
    New government report gives latest estimates, which show increases in Alzheimer's, MS cases

  • Down Syndrome Screening Recommended for All Expectant Moms
    (02-Jan-2007)
    New guidelines say pregnant women of all ages should get less invasive screen

  • Autism Linked to Brain's 'Fear Center'
    (07-Dec-2006)
    Young men with the condition had smaller amygdalas, researchers report

  • Health Tip: Take ADHD Medication as Prescribed
    (01-Dec-2006)
    Overdose can cause dangerous side effects

  • Health Tip: Coping With ADHD
    (16-Nov-2006)
    How to help your child

  • Study Sparks Debate on Ritalin Use in Preschoolers
    (21-Oct-2006)
    Researchers found it worked for some severe cases

  • Brain Study Sheds Light on Autism
    (16-Oct-2006)
    Communication breakdowns between neural areas may be to blame

  • Gene Mutation Linked to Risk of Autism
    (16-Oct-2006)
    Study finds it more than doubled incidence of the disorder

  • Risperdal Approved for Autism Symptoms in Children
    (09-Oct-2006)
    Including self injury and aggression

  • ADHD Raises Kids' Health Costs Even Before Diagnosis
    (04-Oct-2006)
    Study also finds race-based differences in ADHD spending

  • Older Fathers More Likely to Have Autistic Children
    (05-Sep-2006)
    But experts disagree on whether age-related genetic alteration is cause

  • ADHD Drug to Get Stronger Warning
    (22-Aug-2006)
    Dexedrine, like other similar drugs, linked to heart risks

  • Finding Adds Another Piece to Autism Puzzle
    (21-Aug-2006)
    Accelerated brain growth not a factor in these kids, researchers claim

  • Many U.S. Kids Not Getting Timely Vaccinations
    (18-Aug-2006)
    Delay leaves children open to many preventable diseases, experts say

  • Health Tip: Living With An Autistic Child
    (17-Aug-2006)
    Keep family stress to a minimum

  • Returning to the Road Can Be a Long Haul
    (04-Aug-2006)
    But with help, the disabled find ways to drive again safely

  • Health Tip: If Your Child Stutters
    (27-Jul-2006)
    Be patient, and help her relax

  • Autistic Brains Show a Key Difference
    (19-Jul-2006)
    Males with autism have fewer neurons in centers linked to emotion, study finds

  • New Clues to Neurological Diseases Discovered
    (05-Jul-2006)
    Findings could lead to new treatments, two studies suggest

  • Test Could Spot Autism at Birth
    (26-Jun-2006)
    Early study suggests placental abnormality may be key

  • Study May Explain How ADHD Treatments Work
    (06-Jun-2006)
    PET scans show drugs' effect on the brain

  • Antipsychotic Drug Prescriptions for Kids Soaring
    (05-Jun-2006)
    Six-fold increase called worrisome because research is scant on medicines' effects on children

  • Ritalin May Keep Mental Distraction at Bay
    (30-May-2006)
    Rat study may point to ADHD drug's underlying mechanism

  • Many U.S. Pediatricians Fail to Screen for Autism
    (12-May-2006)
    Study found that just 8 percent regularly did so

  • Mind's 'Daydream' Centers May Hold Clues to Autism
    (11-May-2006)
    Scan study suggests autistic brain doesn't rest as others do

  • Gene Could Play Key Role in Autism
    (04-May-2006)
    Mice without the PTEN gene exhibited autistic behaviors, study found

  • Autism Affects 1 in 175 U.S. Children
    (04-May-2006)
    Most parents say the disorder brings major challenges, federal study finds

  • Mom's Mental Health Woes Can Pass to Kids
    (02-May-2006)
    Research shows higher rates of ADHD, other troubles, in children of ill or abused mothers

  • ADHD Drugs Can Stunt Growth
    (02-May-2006)
    Impact is relatively slight, and offset by value of the medicines, study finds

  • Lead Exposure Tied to ADHD Symptoms
    (01-May-2006)
    Significant effect seen in children with particular gene types, study reports

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Signs of ADHD
    (19-Apr-2006)
    Difficulty paying attention may be most obvious

  • Infant Snoring Tied to Parental Snoring
    (10-Apr-2006)
    Condition can lead to learning disabilities, heart disease, metabolic disorders, study says

  • New School Standards May Boost Odds of ADHD Diagnosis
    (07-Apr-2006)
    Increased emphasis on performance means kids under more scrutiny, study suggests

  • Kids Behave, Sleep Better After Tonsillectomy
    (03-Apr-2006)
    Study says hyperactivity, attention deficit and sleepiness often improved

  • Experts Note Need for More Studies on ADHD Drug Use in Adults
    (24-Mar-2006)
    Most research on safety issues has been conducted in children, they note

  • FDA Panel Rejects Strongest Warning for ADHD Drugs
    (23-Mar-2006)
    Instead calls for simpler language and more information on labeling

  • Health Tip: Dyslexia Varies from Person to Person
    (23-Mar-2006)
    Treatment must be tailored to the individual

  • Don't Blame TV for ADHD Symptoms
    (06-Mar-2006)
    Research finds kindergarteners exposed to TV no more likely to develop the disorder

  • Adults Not Likely to Abuse ADHD Drugs, Study Suggests
    (02-Mar-2006)
    Delayed-release stimulants like Concerta don't produce typical addictive effects

  • Health Tip: Signs of Autism
    (21-Feb-2006)
    Here are possible symptoms

  • FDA Panel Calls for Strongest Warning on ADHD Drugs
    (09-Feb-2006)
    In close vote, committee recommends 'black box' label for methylphenidates such as Ritalin

  • Oxygen Deprivation May Contribute to Autism
    (19-Dec-2005)
    Study with rats produces symptoms similar to the human disorder

  • Enlarged Brain Might Be Hallmark of Autism
    (07-Dec-2005)
    Head circumference also begins to increase after age 1, study found

  • Study Puts a New Face on Autism
    (18-Nov-2005)
    Brain center for processing facial information reacts similarly in autistics, non-autistics

  • Ritalin May Ease Autism-Linked Hyperactivity
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Researchers stress findings are preliminary

  • Gene May Spur ADHD Antisocial Behaviors
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Mutation might also be tied to problems stemming from low birth weight, researchers say

  • Ritalin May Ease Autism-Linked Hyperactivity
    (09-Nov-2005)
    Researchers stress findings are preliminary

  • Researchers May Have Discovered Dyslexia Gene
    (28-Oct-2005)
    Finding could lead to earlier treatment of the reading disorder, experts say

  • Hormone Linked to Aggression in Mice
    (19-Oct-2005)
    Research might yield insights into treatment for autism, experts say

  • ADHD in Childhood Ups Risk of Smoking
    (07-Oct-2005)
    Researchers stressed the findings were preliminary

  • FDA Issues Alert on ADHD Drug Strattera
    (29-Sep-2005)
    Trials find link between medication and suicidal thoughts in children

  • Toll-Free Hotline Will Offer ADHD Answers
    (20-Sep-2005)
    Experts will be on hand Thursday via phone and Internet

  • Science Takes Note of Tone-Deafness
    (09-Sep-2005)
    For the first time, links between brain activity and inability to recognize pitch

  • More Than 2.5 Million U.S. Kids Medicated for ADHD
    (01-Sep-2005)
    Report finds many more have been diagnosed with the disorder

  • When Communication Skills Are Lost
    (26-Aug-2005)
    Aphasia is a disorder that impairs the ability to speak, read or comprehend

  • Gene Mix May Contribute to Autism
    (03-Aug-2005)
    Certain combinations may be behind disorder, researchers find

  • Birthday Videos Document Autistic Regression
    (02-Aug-2005)
    Researchers spot signs of decline between 12 and 24 months

  • Hormone Won't Treat Autism
    (19-Jul-2005)
    Review of studies finds no therapeutic value for secretin

  • Study Questions Autism Statistics
    (06-JUL-2005)
    Are rates rising? Research suggests current data are unreliable

  • Snoring Can Predict Kids' Hyperactivity
    (01-JUL-2005)
    New research provides even stronger evidence of the link

  • FDA Told to Delay ADHD Drug Labeling Changes
    (01-JUL-2005)
    Advisory panel suggests more safety data be gathered before any warnings are made

  • Researchers Urge Caution on Ritalin-Cancer Link Finding
    (01-JUL-2005)
    Despite FDA concerns, Texas scientists say their study was only preliminary

  • Drug Effective Against Autism-Linked Aggression
    (01-JUL-2005)
    Risperidone improved behavior, interactions with little side effects

  • FDA Gets Tough on ADHD Drugs
    (29-JUN-2005)
    New labels that highlight psychiatric side effects will be ordered for one class of medicines

  • Way to Predict Stroke after 'Mini-Stroke' Found
    (22-JUN-2005)
    Speech disturbance and weakness on one side are the primary predictors, study finds

  • Intensive Therapy Helps Stroke Patients Regain Speech
    (09-JUN-2005)
    It works much better than less-frequent sessions, study finds

  • ior Therapy Cuts Need for ADHD Drug
    (13-MAY-2005)
    Same results, at a much lower dose, when children get counseling, study finds

  • Research Getting Closer to Autism Gene
    (13-MAY-2005)
    The gene affects only boys, perhaps explaining their raised risk

  • Blood Samples Reveal Abnormalities in Autistic Children
    (05-MAY-2005)
    Findings might lead to tests for earlier diagnoses, researchers say

  • Autism: New Insights But Cure Still an Elusive Goal
    (28-Apr-2005)
    Diet and nutrition among areas of research

  • Antioxidant Levels May be Linked to Autism
    (03-APR-2005)
    Research suggests children with disorder suffer higher oxidative stress

  • Health Tip: Symptoms of Autism
    (21-MAR-2005)
    Lack of communication, repetitive actions lead the list

  • ADHD Treatment Improves Teens' Grades, Confidence
    (17-MAR-2005)
    Survey of parents and affected teens suggests drugs, counseling help

  • U.S. Autism Rates Rise Sharply
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Analysis shows prevalence of the condition increasing

  • U.S. Autism Rates Rise Sharply
    (07-MAR-2005)
    Analysis shows prevalence of the condition increasing

  • Blood Vessel Disorder Linked to "Mini" Strokes
    (01-MAR-2005)
    Misshapen brain arteries associated with damage to speech, movement and cognition

  • Simple Steps to Fall-Free Homes
    (26-FEB-2005)
    Domestic tips can keep elderly or disabled safe

  • Autism Experts Collaborate to Improve Treatment
    (24-FEB-2005)
    New network will set up 'centers of excellence'

  • Health Tip: Adult ADD
    (14-FEB-2005)
    Symptoms often mistaken for stress

  • Suspension of Adderall XR Sales Not Likely In U.S.
    (10-FEB-2005)
    FDA says evidence of deaths, strokes doesn't indict hyperactivity drug

  • Rats Might Be Multilingual
    (10-JAN-2005)
    Study found they can distinguish Dutch from Japanese

  • No Link Found Between Vaccines and Autism
    (06-JAN-2005)
    Mayo Clinic study finds no evidence for connection to environmental causes, either

  • Doctors Criticized For Way They Deliver Down Syndrome Diagnosis
    (05-JAN-2005)
    Some mothers call physicians insensitive when breaking the news, survey finds

  • For Smallest Preemies, Long-Term Outlook Can Be Bleak
    (05-JAN-2005)
    Problems persist at school age for 41 percent, study finds

  • Health Tip: Recognizing Attention-Deficit Disorder
    (21-DEC-2004)
    Is it ADHD or just childhood exuberance?

  • Ritalin Ups Brain Activity
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Stimulant boosts attention circuitry in kids with ADHD and reading disorder

  • Ritalin Ups Brain Activity
    (16-DEC-2004)
    Stimulant boosts attention circuitry in kids with ADHD and reading disorder

  • Elderly Better Off With Underactive Thyroid
    (30-NOV-2004)
    Surprising study questions need for aggressive treatment

  • Children With ADHD Show Brain Differences
    (29-NOV-2004)
    Study shows chemical imbalances only partly explain disorder

  • Help Older Adults Enjoy the Holidays
    (24-NOV-2004)
    Keep them in mind when planning family fun

  • Autism Linked to Brain Inflammation
    (16-NOV-2004)
    Immune system dysfunction could play role in the disorder

  • Hospitalization Among Elderly Often Leads to Disability
    (03-NOV-2004)
    Preventive steps need to be taken before a senior ends up there, study contends

  • Some Immigrant Mothers Need Child-Development Education
    (01-NOV-2004)
    Could help with speech, hearing problems, experts say

  • Sleep Disorders Can Signal Other Trouble
    (25-OCT-2004)
    Study points to attention, psychiatric problems

  • Down Syndrome: A Medical Riddle That's Slowly Being Solved
    (22-OCT-2004)
    People with the disorder are living longer lives

  • Genetic Link to Down Syndrome Gets Murkier
    (21-OCT-2004)
    Mouse study finds disorder isn't tied to just one chromosome

  • Steroid Cuts Death Rate From TB Complication
    (20-OCT-2004)
    Dexamethasone lowers mortality risk by 30 percent

  • Differences in Autism Detailed
    (13-OCT-2004)
    Those with language problems show brain changes

  • Differences in Autism Detailed
    (13-OCT-2004)
    Those with language problems show brain changes

  • Drug May Improve Learning in Down Syndrome Children
    (06-OCT-2004)
    Language skills also enhanced with use of Aricept, study finds

  • Adult ADHD: An Overlooked Problem
    (01-OCT-2004)
    Parents of children with the disorder often struggle with it themselves

  • ADHD Risk Jumps as Parental Education Level Drops
    (21-SEP-2004)
    Study finds boys in particular affected by connection

  • Adult ADHD Costs Billions in Lost Income
    (09-SEP-2004)
    More common in grownups than once believed, experts report

  • Culture Plays a Role in Dyslexia
    (01-SEP-2004)
    Study finds disorder affects Chinese speakers differently

  • Dyslexics Have Less Gray Matter in Brain
    (23-AUG-2004)
    Image finding supports value of intensive reading therapy

  • Cocaine Use During Pregnancy Spells Trouble for Boys
    (13-AUG-2004)
    Exposure increases risk of behavioral problems in school

  • Strong Storytelling Can Tally Up Math Skills
    (12-AUG-2004)
    Kids who were good at the first at young age turned out to be good with numbers

  • Expert Advice on ADHD a Phone Call Away
    (06-AUG-2004)
    TV host Ty Pennington hosts call-in program on Aug. 9

  • Use of Antipsychotics Doubles for Low-Income Kids
    (04-AUG-2004)
    Tennessee study suggests treatment decisions are behind trend

  • Health Tip: Exercise for People With Disabilities
    (03-AUG-2004)
    It's especially important

  • Stripping Away the Myths Surrounding ADHD
    (30-JUL-2004)
    Proper diagnosis and medication make it a very treatable disorder

  • Stutterers Process Language Differently
    (28-JUL-2004)
    Study finds they do so even when not speaking