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Children with ADHD May Benefit From Micronutrient Supplements

More children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder who took Daily Essential Nutrients, a micronutrient treatment containing 13 vitamins, 17 minerals and four amino acids, had significantly improved ADHD symptoms, as well as better emotional and aggression control, attention and general functioning after 10 weeks, compared with those who took a placebo, researchers reported in the Journal of…

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Teens Sleeping Less – Are Smart Phones to Blame

New U.S. research has revealed that teenagers are sleeping fewer hours per night than generations before them, with evidence suggesting that smartphones could be to blame.Led by San Diego State University along with professors from Iowa State University, the research looked at data from two long-running, nationally representative surveys of more than 360,000 teenagers.  Click…

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14-Week Study for Children with Autism

Do you know a 3-8 year old child who has autism? Introducing a 14-week study to see if an investigational medication may reduce symptoms of autism. No Pills – No Needles – No Cost

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Improper Contact Lens Use By Teens Can Lead To Serious Eye Damage

A recent study showed that teens, especially older teens who no longer live at home, engage in poor habits with their contact lens use.  The article details the most common mistakes made, i.e. sleeping in their lenses and not washing their hands before inserting/removing lenses. Please read this article and review these with your teen.…

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Early Exposure to Peanut May Decrease Risk of Future Peanut Allergy

Peanut allergy has been on the rise over the past decade.  Interestingly, in Israel, where babies are fed a peanut powder covered snack food called Bamba, there is a remarkably low incidence of peanut allergy.  Allergists in the US took note and are now recommending early exposure, i.e. before 6 mos. of age to help…

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Screen Time Linked to Increase Risk of Diabetes in Kids

A new study published in the British Medical Journal showed that the kids who spend more than three hours per day in front of devices such as smartphones and tablets, watching television, or playing video games are at greater risk to develop diabetes.  These children are more likely to have a higher percentage of body fat…

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Chronic Bullying Can Affect Long Term Health

A new study shows that childhood bullying can have adverse effects on health into adult life.  Bullying, which is a form of chronic social stress, may have lasting effects similar to other types of chronic physical or emotional stress because the body doesn’t have time to recover as it does with short term stressors.  Over…

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New Government Regulations May Greatly Harm Children with Autism and Disabilities

Proposed changes to insurance regulations and the IDEA may greatly reduce and possibly eliminate vital medical and educational services which are currently provided to children with Autism and disabilities.  For the full story please see this link. http://www.healio.com/family-medicine/psychiatry/news/online/%7B806d1820-254d-4716-8b79-664171b1a0cf%7D/care-for-patients-with-autism-disabilities-faces-uncertain-future-under-trump-administration

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