Pediatricians are now touting the use of psychotropic drugs like Adderall on children who do not have attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), even though these drugs are known to cause seizures, hallucinations and sudden death in some cases.
A report recently released in the Canadian Medical Association Journal states that bed-wetting is not within the child's control, that the problem is physical. The report lists three of the most common reasons and possible treatments.
After their baby had a stroke while still in the womb, Sharon and Shaun McLaughlin were told their daughter Caitlin would never walk, speak, or be able to see. Now, three years later, their little girl has defied the odds and shocked UK doctors.
Data gathered during a recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Miami have shown that consumption of energy drinks by young adults and children can lead to a number of health problems.
Infant language learning does not appear to improve after exposure to educational videos. Experts encourage parents to be cautious of educational companies that claim their products can augment a young child's language development.
ADHD, a controversy in its own right, has just had some fuel added to the flames by Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration. At least 30 kids had “psychotic episodes”. 827 children have had severe reactions to the drugs in the last three years.
Mattel Children's Hospital UCLA announced the launch of the Mattel UCLA NanoPediatrics Program, which will explore the future of personalized medicine for children, including the opportunities and risks involved.
Between 2 to 18 percent of US children are believed to suffer from ADHD. Ritalin remains the most widely prescribed medication for this illness. Results from the first study ever done to determine effects on brain chemistry have been released.