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ADHD

ADHD: New research is promising

By | July 28th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) now affects between five and 10% of our school-aged children, most of them boys. It is characterized by hyperactivity, distractedness and difficulty with problem solving that can cause learning and behavioural problems in the classroom. The standard medical treatment for ADHD is Ritalin or similar amphetamine drugs. Because of the [...]

Could iron supplements help ADHD?

By | July 24th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Supplementing with iron may benefit children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), say researchers from the European Pediatric Hospital in Paris, who found a link between ADHD and iron deficiency. Iron is an essential mineral used to transport oxygen to all cells and tissues and is involved in the metabolism of brain chemicals, specifically the ones [...]

Food Additives and Hyperactivity: Study suggests “cleaning up” kids’ foods may help

By | June 25th, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

Artificial food colourings and preservatives have a "significant" impact on hyperactivity levels in very young children, say researchers, and removal of these substances could be in the long-term interest of public health. The authors base their findings on over 1,800 three-year-old children, who were screened for hyperactivity and allergies. Almost 300 children, divided into four [...]

ADHD Breakthrough? Low iron found in many ADHD kids

By | June 22nd, 2015|HNU Archive, Uncategorized|

According to French scientists, many children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have iron deficiency that may be linked to the disease. They suggest that such kids may benefit from iron supplements. Low iron levels cause abnormal functioning of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine "and may contribute to the physiopathology of ADHD," say the researchers in their report [...]

EFAs boost learning: “Landmark study”

By | May 27th, 2015|HNU Archive|

Food supplements can improve the abilities of children with learning difficulties, a study has shown. The major trial into the effects of essential fatty acids (EFAs) on concentration and learning levels has produced extremely encouraging results and has boosted the hopes of scientists, teachers and parents alike. The study involved 120 children between 6 and [...]