Sixty-one percent of 3,740 children who suffered a concussion reported a decline in their grades while in recovery, researchers
from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia found. Another study
showed a substantial correlation between post-concussion symptoms and
the severity of insomnia. Both studies were presented at the American
Medical Society of Sports Medicine meeting.
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Data from the Tucson Children's Assessment of Sleep Apnea Study
involving 263 children in Arizona showed greater parent-reported
hyperactivity, attention and
communication problems among those with obstructive sleep apnea. These
children were also more likely to have school grades of C or lower,
according to the study in the journal SLEEP.
From U.S. News & World Report/HealthDay News (4/1):
Approximately 6.4 million 4- to 17-year-olds have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder at some point in
their lives, an increase of 53% over the past decade, CDC researchers
said. They noted that about two-thirds of children with the condition
were given stimulant prescriptions such as Ritalin or Adderall.
Taking high-dose vitamin D supplements daily helped reduce insulin
levels and improve vitamin D status in obese vitamin D-deficient
children and teens with prediabetes, University of Missouri researchers wrote in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
From PhysiciansBriefing.com/HealthDay News (3/26):
U.S. researchers reviewed 63 studies on sublingual immunotherapy and found moderate evidence overall that such treatment
is effective for treating allergic rhinitis and asthma. Eight of 13
studies showed strong evidence that the treatment reduced chest
tightness, coughing and wheezing compared with other therapies. The
findings appear in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
"Countries with lower mortality from infectious disease exhibit higher rates of type 1 diabetes, according to a new study
by Dr. A. Abela and Professor S. Fava of the University of Malta. The
findings, collating data from three major international studies and
presented at the Society for Endocrinology annual conference in
Harrogate UK, suggest that the as yet unexplained global rise in type 1
diabetes may be linked to reduced exposure to pathogens in early life."