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ADHD: Not Just for Kids Anymore

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By Patrick E. Clarke, Office of CommunicationsStudies suggest that approximately four percent of adults may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD in adults are the same as those in children, but they manifest somewhat differently in adults. Adults with ADHD may have poor time management skills, have trouble with multi-tasking, become restless with downtime, and avoid activities that require sustained concentration.“People are more aware of ADHD. But in a...By Patrick E. Clarke, Office of CommunicationsStudies suggest that approximately four percent of adults may have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. The symptoms of ADHD in adults are the same as those in children, but they manifest...

Health Tip: Create the Right Environment for Sleep

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(HealthDay News) -- It's important to create the right environment to help you fall asleep and stay asleep.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these guidelines:Keep your room quiet or use earplugs or a white noise machine.Keep your room at the right temperature -- not too hot and on the cooler side.Make sure the room is dark.Allow plenty of room in your bed to stretch out and get comfortable. Choose a comfortable mattress and pillow.Address issues that affect your sleep, such as snoring...

Men at Higher Risk for Mental Decline That Precedes Alzheimer's

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WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Subtle problems with memory and thinking skills -- known as mild cognitive impairment -- often precede Alzheimer's disease, and a new study finds that men are at higher risk for these troubles than women.

Lead researcher Rosebud Roberts and her colleagues looked at 1,450 people from Olmsted County, Minn., who were between 70 and 89 years old and free of dementia in October 2004. Some three and a half years later, 296 had become mildly impaired.

New...

Neurologists Should Screen Patients for Abuse

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People with certain disorders might be more vulnerable to violence, says American Academy of Neurology

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Neurologists should screen their patients for abuse by family members, caregivers or other people, the American Academy of Neurology says in a new position statement.

Problems to look for include elder, sexual, child, financial and emotional abuse; bullying, cyberbullying and violence.

Certain neurologic disorders, such as Parkinson's disease...

Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy

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Many Docs Use Costly MRIs to Diagnose Nerve Condition

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Cheaper tests to spot diabetes-linked nerve damage are effective, researchers say

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 25 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are more likely to use high-cost MRI scans to diagnose peripheral neuropathy than cheaper -- and more effective -- glucose tolerance tests, a new U.S. study has found.

In people with peripheral neuropathy, the nerves that carry information to and from the brain don't work properly. Symptoms of the disorder include tingling, burning or less feeling in the arms or...