Research Shows Sleep Problems in ADHD Patients

Research Shows Sleep Problems in ADHD Patients

Scientists in Taiwan have learned that ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) patients experience abnormal sleep patterns.1 In a 2010 study, the scientists found that young people with this psychological disorder had sleep problems, altered sleep schedules, and inadvertent napping in some cases. The study appeared in the Journal of Sleep Research and is entitled, Association [...]

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The Science Behind Funny Dog Behavior

The Science Behind Funny Dog Behavior

Dogs benefit the lives of their owners quite a bit. These lovable pets are companions, play pals, and even entertainers.   As countless YouTube videos prove, people are enthralled with funny canine behavior. Some dogs seem to talk and play basketball. Others fetch far more than a stick. But what’s the science behind this behavior? [...]

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Spring Health for your pet

Spring Health for your pet

Spring is here, the weather is warmer and days are longer. Just like you, your pet wants to go outside and enjoy to beautiful weather. So what does this mean for your pet? For starters, ticks, fleas, allergies, and a greater risk of injury. You and your pet will be spending much more time outside so it is only natural that more troubles will occur.

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Your Gut, Your Health

Your Gut, Your Health

New research has uncovered a link between intestinal health and other health conditions, including diabetes, autoimmune diseases, allergies, digestive and bowel disorders. The gut is one of the body’s top defenses against pathogens when there is a proper balance of bacteria and protective cells. However, when this balance is disrupted, the body becomes vulnerable to inflammation – which can lead to poor health in other systems of the body.

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Sleep Tips for Kids with ADHD

Sleep Tips for Kids with ADHD

While sleep problems are typically classified as a coexisting problem without a distinct causation to ADHD itself, more researchers are suggesting that they should be viewed as a diagnostic criterion. One reason why sleep disturbances related to ADHD may have been disregarded is because they did not meet the requirement from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which specified that all ADHD symptoms must be present by age 7 – as most sleep-related problems resulting from ADHD begin occurring by age 12 ½.

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OCD Triggers Runaway Fear Response, Study Finds

OCD Triggers Runaway Fear Response, Study Finds

Canadian scientists have learned that a key factor in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) prevents patients from stopping certain compulsive behaviors.1 This discovery was recently documented in a study entitled, When Too Much Is Not Enough: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder as a Pathology of Stopping, Rather Than Starting. Scientists from McMaster University and the University of Waterloo found that [...]

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Heat Stroke in Pets

Heat Stroke in Pets

Heat stroke is a life threatening issue for both humans and pets. As humans we can shed layers of clothes to stay warm this is not the case for pets. Imagine not being able to shed your winter clothes on a hot summer day, and you could only cool yourself by panting, to say the least it would be difficult to stay cool. Recognizing the signs of heat stroke in your pet is crucial. Dogs with short noses, heavy coats and heart or respiratory problems have a higher heat stroke risk so make sure to watch them with extra caution. Some pets are more suited for the heat, so make sure to know what weather your pet is bred for.

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Berries for Brain Health

Berries for Brain Health

Research has suggested for years that strawberries, blueberries and blackberries may help restore cognitive functioning and prevent age-related memory loss, which has been accelerating in recent years due to factors such as poor diet, pollution, and lifestyle habits.

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Immaturity and ADHD Diagnosis

Immaturity and ADHD Diagnosis

ADHD is the most common neurobehavioral condition diagnosed to our children. According to the CDC, 9.5% of children age 4-17 have been diagnosed with ADHD since 2007 – that’s 5.4 million children! On average, there is a 3% increase in children diagnosed each year. That is an alarming number, and what is leading to this drastic increase? A recent study published in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) found that the youngest children in the classroom are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD.

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Bloating and Water Retention

Bloating and Water Retention

When women reach a certain age, they begin to go through menopause. This is when the body has reached the end of fertility. For the majority, menopause begins around age 50, but for some, it may start earlier.

Menopause begins with a reduction in the production of hormones estrogen and progesterone. This reduction causes many symptoms including: hot flashes, flushes and/or cold flashes, night sweats, mood swings, thinning hair, irregular periods, and vaginal dryness.

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