ADHD medicines linked to lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents, adults
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  July 25, 2017  
  ADD / ADHD  
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 Prototype app helps children with chronic diseases develop proper medication habitsPrototype app helps children with chronic diseases develop proper medication habits
 
As many as 19 million U.S. children suffer from at least one chronic medical condition such as ADD/ADHD, asthma, or depression. Building a habit of strict medication adherence from a young age is crucial for preventing lifelong negative health consequences.
 
 
 ADHD medicines linked to lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents, adults
 
The use of medication to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is linked to significantly lower risk for substance use problems in adolescents and adults with ADHD, according to a study led by researchers at Indiana University.
 
   High maternal pre-pregnancy BMI linked to behavioral problems in boysHigh maternal pre-pregnancy BMI linked to behavioral problems in boys
 
Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link.
 
   New report proposes strategy to evaluate low-dose toxicity of endocrine disruptorsNew report proposes strategy to evaluate low-dose toxicity of endocrine disruptors
 
A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine proposes a strategy that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should use to evaluate the evidence of adverse human health effects from low doses of exposure to chemicals that can disrupt the endocrine system.
 
 Research reveals differences in brain structure between boys and girls with antisocial behavior
 
Research reveals differences in brain structure between boys and girls with antisocial behaviorThe causes of severe antisocial behavior may differ between boys and girls, which could pave the way for new sex-specific treatments, according to a major new study published today.