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ADHD May Be Over-Diagnosed in Children with Autism
Simple diagnostic tools like yes-or-no questions lack the nuance required to keep autistic children from being misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, according to a new report from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
A recent survey of asthma treatment in intensive care units of children's hospitals in the US reveals wide variability between institutions in both medication and ventilation interventions.
Studies that found no connection are outliers, the authors of the new meta-analysis write. They believe the findings have been consistent enough to assert a certain link between pollution exposure and juvenile asthma, but they note that many important questions remain.
While one study found that taking vitamin D during pregnancy may hinder early ADHD symptoms, another recent study believes that gestational use of diabetes medications may lead to them.
An online self-help intervention program can improve attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) behaviors in children and increase satisfaction in a parental role.
Though air pollution has previously been associated with elevated rates of atopic dermatitis (AD), the reason for that correlation remained mostly a mystery until last week.
Severe asthma persists in nonsmoking and smoking patients on currently recommended therapy despite suppressed tissue inflammation within the proximal airway wall, according to a recent report.
Comprehensive care of post-9/11 asthma in adolescents should include management of mental health-related comorbidities, according to a recent report.
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