Nearly 1 million children in the United States are potentially misdiagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder simply because they are the youngest – and most immature – in their kindergarten class, according to new research by a Michigan State University economist. The study will appear in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Health Economics.
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A simple morning walk to school could reduce stress reactivity in children during the school day, curbing increases in heart rate and blood pressure that can lead to cardiovascular disease later in life, according to a new University at Buffalo study. The results are published in the August 2010 issue of Medicine & Science in […]
Teens with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) – the most common childhood psychiatric condition in the United States – are less likely to finish high school on time than students with other mental-health disorders that often are considered more serious, a large national study by researchers at the UC Davis School of Medicine has found. The study […]
Contrary to Leo Tolstoy’s famous observation that “happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way,” a new psychology study confirms that unhappy families, in fact, are unhappy in two distinct ways. And these dual patterns of unhealthy family relationships lead to a host of specific difficulties for children during […]
Taking the time to talk to your children about current events like the Gulf Oil spill – and using mathematical terms to do so – can help students develop better reasoning and math skills and perform better in school, according to a study by a University at Buffalo (UB) professor. The results are published in […]