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ADHD in the News - July 25, 2013

A weekly news digest** from the National Resource Center on ADHD: A Program of CHADD

  1. Low Omega-3 in Kids Linked to Behavior, Cognitive Deficits (Medscape Today, July 23, 2013)

    "Blood concentrations of omega-3 fatty acids in school-aged children in the United Kingdom (UK) are well below the minimum recommended for good cardiovascular health in adults, according to a new study. The research also found that low levels of omega-3, particularly docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which is found in fish, seafood, and some algae, are associated with worse performance on reading tests and working memory, and more symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in the children, even after controlling for sex and socioeconomic status...The study was published in PLoS ONE..." Full Story

  2. A Brain Wave Diagnostic Test for ADHD? (CHADD Leadership Blog, July 22, 2013)

    "Last week there was a lot of media buzz about a new product that uses brain waves to help diagnose ADHD. While the FDA press release was very carefully worded, the media was not always so careful. Below is a guest blog by Martijn Arns, PhD, a biological psychologist and researcher affiliated with Utrecht University in the Netherlands, to give all our CHADD members more information about this assessment device..." Full Story

  3. Some Tour pros might be thriving not in spite of their ADD, but because of it (GOLF Magazine, July 09, 2013)

    "As a schoolboy, Jim Ahern couldn't sit still...Then, at age 11, Ahern discovered golf—at long last a pursuit that kept him engaged, attentive, inspired...In 1972, Ahern qualified for the PGA Tour...The jitteriness never left him, though...Not until he was on the cusp of Champions Tour eligibility, in the late 1990s, did he learn the biological cause of his blend of skittishness and compulsiveness: He had attention-deficit disorder (ADD)..." Full Story

  4. Prenatal Smoking Tied to Kids' Behavior Issues (Medpage Today, Jul 24, 2013)

    "Women who smoke during pregnancy may be putting their children at increased risk for conduct problems in childhood, researchers found. Across three different studies, children whose mothers smoked during pregnancy -- whether they were reared by their genetically-related mother or an adoptive mother -- had higher mean scores on measures of conduct problems compared with children whose birth mothers did not smoke during pregnancy, according to Gordon Harold, PhD, of the University of Leicester in England, and colleagues..." Full Story

  5. Help for suncoast children with ADHD (WWSB ABC 7, July 25, 2013)

    "Florida Clinical Research Center, is 1 of only a handful of sites in the nation capable of performing a laboratory classroom study to evaluate medications to treat ADHD in children 6 to 12 years of age. The current study creates a classroom environment allowing researchers to evaluate the duration of the effectiveness in real time of medication throughout the day simulating a child’s classroom experience. FLCRC is currently seeking children to participate, whether they have been diagnosed or treated for ADHD or need a free evaluation, as insurance is not necessary..." Full Story

  6. Shire Announces Award Recipients for 2013 US ADHD Scholarship Program (Wall Street Journal, July 19, 2013)

    "Shire, a global specialty biopharmaceutical company, has named the recipients of its 2013 US ADHD Scholarship Program. The program is for individuals in the United States diagnosed with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) who are pursuing higher education at a college, vocational school, or technical school. Fifty award recipients have been selected from [2030] applicants across the United States. The recipients were selected on the basis of an essay explaining how ADHD has impacted their lives, letters of recommendation, community service, and volunteer and extracurricular activities..." Full Story

  7. Clinical update on ADHD (Irish Medical Times, July 19, 2013)

    "Pat Kelly and Dara Gantly report on new treatments for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), the link with autism, and why we are still only recognising a very small proportion of those with the condition..." Full Story


**Disclaimer: Neither CHADD, the National Resource Center on ADHD, nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorses, supports, represents or guarantees the truthfulness, accuracy, or reliability of any included articles nor endorses any opinions expressed in any articles included in ADHD in the News. CHADD and the National Resource Center on ADHD merely provide access to such content as a service to you.


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