Does Using "Pit" During Labor Cause ADHD?

Oxytocin, both the natural hormone that the body produces and the synthetic form of the drug, helps uterine contractions remain regular and strong to assist during labor and to decrease bleeding after delivery. ... read more »

Smoking While Pregnant: Poor Impulse Control in Child

A study provides evidence that the children of mothers who smoked while pregnant are more likely to exhibit poor impulse control and be thrill seekers as adults than are the children of non-smokers. ... read more »

Preemies More Likely To Be Left-Handed

Children born early are almost twice as likely to be left-handed rather than right-handed, according to author Sharon Moalem, MD, PhD. Moalem explores the health implications of handedness. ... read more »

Desire To Be Other Gender Higher in Autistic, ADHD Kids

Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were found to be more inclined to wish they were the opposite gender. ... read more »

Effect of Solvent Exposure on Childhood Behavior

Women who work during pregnancy are at increased risk of coming in contact with toxicants, including solvents. Researchers in France recently published a study on the effects of solvents on childhood behavior by age two. ... read more »

Lack of Oxygen In-Utero Linked to ADHD

Having the correct amount of oxygen delivered to growing organs and cells of the fetus are important to healthy fetal development, but researchers at Kaiser Permanente suggest oxygen levels are important in functional development as well. ... read more »

Smoking During Pregnancy May Cause ADHD in Child

Smoke from tobacco products is a known risk factor associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and it is present in the environment in more ways than the obvious. ... read more »

Tylenol During Pregnancy and ADHD Risk

The general perception has been that it's OK to take Tylenol during pregnancy but a recent study of Danish mothers and their children suggests some rethinking may be in order. ... read more »

Correlation Between Asthma and ADHD

A while back, I took a first aid and CPR class, and I discovered that asthma and allergies were linked. What I didn’t know at the time is that there may also be a correlation between asthma, allergies, and ADHD. ... read more »

Eating Most Fish May Protect Against ADHD But Not All Fish

Eating certain types of fish with even low levels of mercury while pregnant can increase the risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in offspring, whereas consumption of several other types of fish during pregnancy may protect against the disorder, new research suggests. ... read more »

Does a Lack of Omega-3 Make Teens Hyperactive?

The amount of kids with anxiety and hyperactivity issues has been rising steadily for many years, and while many are misdiagnosed as having ADHD, many kids and teens do struggle with this disorder. ... read more »

Study Reveals New Consequences of Pre-Term Birth

One of my distant cousins was born extremely pre-term. At first, they doctors were worried that he wouldn’t make it, but after a few months in the hospital, he was ready to go home. ... read more »

Your Cell Phone Might Cause ADHD

While cell phones are a major part of our daily lives, they really haven’t been around that long. Most of us only started carrying them around constantly in the early 2000’s, which means they have only been a daily habit for twelve years or so. ... read more »

Children Who Struggle with Reading May be Omega-3 Deficient

A deficiency of omega-3 fatty acids has been linked to various medical and developmental issues throughout the years. ... read more »