Obstetrics & gynaecology

Low maternal vitamin D may raise risk for ADHD in offspring

(HealthDay)—There is an association between low maternal vitamin D during early pregnancy and an elevated risk for offspring attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a study recently published in the ...

Attention deficit disorders

ADHD diagnoses increasing in black kids, report suggests

For the first time, a U.S. survey found that black children appear to be more likely than white kids to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and other learning disabilities.

Psychology & Psychiatry

NICU babies at risk for later mental health issues

(HealthDay)—Survivors of the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) are at an increased risk for psychiatric disorders during childhood and adolescence, according to a study recently published in Archives of Disease in Childhood.

Pediatrics

Developmental disability diagnosis more likely in rural children

(HealthDay)—Children living in rural areas are more likely to be diagnosed with a developmental disability compared with those living in urban areas, according to a study published online Feb. 19 in National Health Statistics ...

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