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Paracetamol in pregnancy linked to ADHD – research

John Kerr posted in on September 26th, 2014.

Using paracetamol, one of the mainstays of over-the-counter pain relief, during pregnancy has been linked to the development of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in children, according to new research. The University of Auckland study, published today in the journal PLOS ONE, found that self-reported paracetamol use by pregnant women was linked to development of […]

Prenatal exposure to pesticides linked to attention disorders

Dacia Herbulock posted in on August 20th, 2010.

US research suggests children who were exposed to organophosphate pesticides while still in their mother’s womb were more likely to develop attention disorders years later. Organophosphates have been linked to neurobehavioral deficits in children but this new research is the first to examine the influence of prenatal organophosphate exposure on the later development of attention […]

ODT: ADHD no ‘made-up’ disorder

Peter Griffin posted in on July 20th, 2010.

Eileen Goodwin writes in the Otago Daily Times about a recent seminar by Professor Anita Thapar in which she discussed attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and why it’s not a case of ‘too much sweets’. Evidence is emerging that the disorder may be neurodevelopmental, which means it would be in the same class as schizophrenia […]

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NZ Herald: Health fears force Govt rethink on Ritalin use

Peter Griffin posted in on June 9th, 2010.

Martin Johnston writes in the New Zealand Herald about changing guidelines for the use of Ritalin (and other copies of the drug), which will see its discontinued use amongst ADHD-diagnosed people who suffer from circulatory or a range of psychiatric conditions. Patients taking the drug will also need to have their blood pressure checked every […]

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