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Study Finds Youngest in the Class Often Diagnosed with ADHD

A disproportionate number of students who are the youngest in their class are diagnosed with attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder, a new Canadian study finds. The cut-off date to enter school in Canada is December 31, so those children born in December are some of the youngest in their grade. The study, which looked at children ages 6 to 12, found that boys who were born in December were 30 percent more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than boys born in Read More

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Early Vitamin D Means Less Breaks Later for Girls

Drinking that whole milk might not be so bad after all. Researchers at Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine have found that more vitamin D early on means less stress fractures for teenage girls. Stress fractures, which occur with repeated stress to the bone, rather than one immediate stress, were studied among 6,712 girls–ages 9 to 15–over seven years. Close to 4 percent developed stress fractures, and 90 percent of those girls were involved in daily physical activity that included high-impact exercise. Read More

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