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Methylphenidate, commonly known as Ritalin, is one of the most-prescribed medications for ADHD. Recent research has shown that this medication may cause sleep problems and appetite loss in children. Although there are clear benefits in using Ritalin to treat ADHD in children, both parents and clinicians must weight the benefits against the risks. | Read More →Words: 537 Downloads: 1 Category: Medical By: Ashley Wigram
Many Americans over-indulge during the holiday season. Even if you are watching your weight, there is no need to feel guilty if you "pig out" once or twice during the holiday season. However, if you want to stay as healthy as possible, eating mindfully can help you avoid over-indulgence. | Read More →Words: 656 Downloads: 0 Category: Holidays By: Ashley Wigram
Stimulant medications are effective in treating children with ADHD. However, many parents may be hesitant about allowing their children to take stimulants because it is thought that these medications can increase the risk of developing anxiety. New research has concluded that stimulant medication actually decreases the risk of anxiety. This information should be useful to any parent whose child has ADHD, especially those who are considering medication for their child. | Read More →Words: 572 Downloads: 0 Category: Mental By: Ashley Wigram
Weight loss surgery is now a common method used in combating obesity. Weight loss surgery can bring about dramatic results, and may be the best way of reversing the metabolic changes associated with obesity, such as type two diabetes. However, anyone considering weight loss surgery should consider the risks and lifestyle changes associated with the surgery, and consider whether these risks outweigh the benefits of the procedure. | Read More →Words: 904 Downloads: 0 Category: Weight Loss By: Ashley Wigram
In obese people, lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise are often used to treat the symptoms of type 2 diabetes. However, these lifestyle interventions do not always have an impact. Research shows that weight loss surgery (such as gastric banding) can reverse the symptoms of type 2 diabetes more effectively than diet and exercise alone. | Read More →Words: 583 Downloads: 0 Category: Weight Loss By: Ashley Wigram
Research conducted in 2013 concluded that an ADHD diagnosis in childhood can have serious lifelong implications, even for those who have not been diagnosed with adult ADHD. This new research suggests that ADHD should not be thought of as a behavioural disorder of childhood, but rather a serious mental illness which can have far-reaching effects, even in adulthood. | Read More →Words: 786 Downloads: 0 Category: Mental By: Ashley Wigram
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