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Urban Parents’ Attitudes Toward The Use Of Medication For Treatment Of Childhood ADHD

Medication in the form of psychostimulants is a standard treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD, marked by extreme inattentiveness, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, is diagnosed in almost eight percent of U.S. children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2005). Although medical practitioners often prescribe psychostimulants, parents’ attitudes will largely determine whether […]

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African-Americans With Multiple Sclerosis Have Low Vitamin D Levels

African-Americans who have multiple sclerosis (MS) have lower vitamin D levels than African-Americans who do not have the disease, according to a study published in the May 24, 2011, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, most of the difference in vitamin D levels was due to differences […]

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Diet High In Vegetables And Fruit Associated With Less Weight Gain In African-American Women

Investigators from the Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University have reported that African American women who consumed a diet high in vegetables and fruit gained less weight over a 14-year period than those who consumed a diet high in red meat and fried foods. This is the first prospective study to show that a healthier […]

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Lowering Fat Intake Might Stave Off Type 2 Diabetes Even Without Weight Loss

Small differences in diet – even without weight loss – can significantly affect risk for diabetes, according to research from the University of Alabama at Birmingham published online May 18, 2011, by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. In this study, 69 healthy, overweight people who did not have diabetes — but were at risk for […]

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African-Americans May Have Reduced Risk Of Cardiovascular Disease With Vitamin D Supplementation

In recent years supplementation with Vitamin D has been shown to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in people who are deficient in the vitamin. Now new research from the Georgia Prevention Institute at Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta indicates that supplementation with the “sunshine vitamin” may be particularly beneficial for overweight African-American […]

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