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Popular Medication May Be Causing Hyperactive Kids

According to study of pregnant women taking acetaminophen

(Newser) - A popular medication among pregnant women is linked to higher rates of hyperactivity in children, according to a study published Monday in JAMA Pediatrics . CNN reports acetaminophen is found in Tylenol, as well as cold, flu, and allergy medicines. The study's author, Evie Stergiakouli, says it's "considered... More »

Study: Why Kids With ADHD Need to Squirm

New study finds they perform better on cognitive tests when moving around

(Newser) - Parents and teachers who tell kids with ADHD to sit still and focus may have it all wrong. So report University of Central Florida researchers, who conclude in the latest issue of the Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology that the kids they tested with ADHD performed better on cognitive tests... More »

FDA: No Proof Food Dyes Make Kids Hyperactive

Experts decide against warning labels, call for more research

(Newser) - There's not enough proof that artificial food coloring makes kids hyperactive to warrant warning labels but more research is needed, an FDA advisory panel has decided. The 14-member panel of medical and environmental experts acknowledged that food dyes can cause problems for children who already have hyperactivity disorders but decided... More »

Does Food Dye Make Kids Hyperactive? FDA to Decide

Red 40, Yellow 5, and others to be reviewed

(Newser) - Could "Red 40" dye be making your kid hyperactive? The FDA is going to find out. During a two-day meeting beginning today, the FDA will review existing data to determine whether they link dyes used in everyday foods with hyperactivity. The advisory committee will then decide if the issue... More »

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