ADHD, or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, is among the costliest of behavioral disorders. Its combination of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity leads to accidental injuries, school failure, substance abuse, antisocial behavior and more. Yet despite nearly a century of study, the disorder's roots remain mysterious. Much of modern ADHD research has focused on heritability of the condition, and indeed evidence suggests that genes may account for as much as 70 percent of hyperactivity and inattention in children. But that leaves 30 percent unexplained, so recently the focus has shifted to the environment. What is it that triggers an underlying susceptibility and changes it into a full-blown disorder?
The adverse effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on behavioral, cognitive, and social development can lead to a range of symptoms referred to as fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Attention and cognition problems seen in individuals with a history of prenatal alcohol exposure often resemble those linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). An assessment of these disorders has found that while children with FASD may meet the behavioral criteria for ADHD, their attention difficulties differ in subtle but important respects. Results will be published in the April 2010 issue of Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research and are currently available at Early View.
It's easy to take common foods and herbs for granted. The row of multicolored chili peppers are a good example. Europe didn't know about many foods. Tomatoes, potatoes and chilis were unknown. In fact, tomatoes were considered poisonous when first introduced. I could imagine viewing peppers in that light... Black Cohosh : This herb was and is used to treat many female complaints. It's most often used now for menopause but traditional use suggests it during childbirth. I don't agree with that use, as it could be unsafe for the child. There are enough hormones involved without adding more to the mix. Blue Cohosh : I have a short list of herbs that I believe to be completely unsafe, yet still widely available.
Children who are mixed-handed, or ambidextrous, are more likely to have mental health, language and scholastic problems in childhood than right- or left-handed children, according to a new study published today in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers behind the study, from Imperial College London and other European institutions, suggest that their findings may help teachers and health professionals to identify children who are particularly at risk of developing certain problems. Around one in every 100 people is mixed-handed. The study looked at nearly 8, 000 children, 87 of whom were mixed-handed, and found that mixed-handed 7 and 8-year old children were twice as likely as their right-handed peers to have difficulties with language and to perform poorly in school.
Millions of people want to know how to stop underarm sweat as this is a very embarrassing condition to deal with. The most important thing to know in order to stop this problem is to find the cause ot the excessive sweating. The most common cause for the excess sweat that most people suffer from is a condition known as hyperhidrosis. Some health issues such as menopause, arthritis, and anxiety disorders are common causes of excess sweat also. Antiperspirants are usually the first line of defense to try and control the problem. However, most people are more interested in stopping the excessive perspiration they're dealing with for good. Two of the best treatment you can use to stop underarm sweat include apple vinegar and baking soda.
An estimated 30% of the people who experience chronic cough have been diagnosed with acid reflux cough. Acid reflux cough can be a result of a large quantity of liquid being forced into the esophagus. Some of the fluid can spill over into the lungs causing a constant cough. This cough can also be due to some medications that treat the heart. Moreover, health conditions such as diabetes and asthma can cause your cough associated with reflux. Unfortunately, acid reflux cough cannot be eliminated with mere cough syrup, and acid is a better treatment to help you put an end this type of cough. However, if you're taking antacids you should be careful not to take them for too long.