Early substance use found to be highly prevalent among children with ADHD
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  January 24, 2018  
  ADD / ADHD  
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 Hydraulic fracturing is harmful to infants health, study statesHydraulic fracturing is harmful to infants health, study states
 
A new study published in Science Advances reveals that infants born to mothers who live within 2 miles of a hydraulic fracturing site or fracking site have increased health risks.
 
 
 Early substance use found to be highly prevalent among children with ADHDEarly substance use found to be highly prevalent among children with ADHD
 
A new study published online in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry found that children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder engaged in substance use at a younger age than those without ADHD and had a significantly higher prevalence of regular marijuana and cigarette use into adulthood.
 
 
 Short- and long-term ADHD medication users have lower risk of STIs, study findsShort- and long-term ADHD medication users have lower risk of STIs, study finds
 
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increases the risk of subsequent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among adolescent and young adult populations by about three times, reports a study published in the January 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
 
   Pocket devices can be of great benefit to children with ADHDPocket devices can be of great benefit to children with ADHD
 
For children who need help from so-called welfare technology in order to manage their day-to-day lives, it is important that the assistance they get is invisible to others. Many obtain effective help from an app installed on their phones.
 
   Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD DiagnosisFetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders FASD Diagnosis
 
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) is sometimes termed as a hidden disability as its symptoms often remain under-diagnosed in many children until they enter adolescence or even adulthood. It is often recognized in school-going children suffering from attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), or learning difficulties.
 
   Passive Smoking Risks to ChildrenPassive Smoking Risks to Children
 
Passive smoking or involuntary smoking refers to the unconscious inhalation of smoke that emerges as a result of others burning cigarettes, cigars, or pipes. This inhaled smoke is also termed as known as environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) or second-hand smoke (SHS). Mostly children are affected by passive smoking at a higher rate than adults.
 
 Racial differences in parents’ reports of child’s autism symptoms may contribute to delayed diagnosis
 
Racial differences in parents’ reports of child’s autism symptoms may contribute to delayed diagnosisRacial differences in parents' reports of concerns about their child's development to healthcare providers may contribute to delayed diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) in black children, according to a study led by Georgia State University.