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Higher Altitude States Have Fewer Kids With ADHD

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By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay FRIDAY, April 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) — The thin air of America’s higher-elevation regions may reduce the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), a new study suggests. Researchers reported that the occurrence of ADHD decreases substantially as altitude increases. For example, Utah has an average state elevation of 6,100 ...

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Doctors Often Ignore Parents’ Concerns About Autism in Young Kids


WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) — Delays in diagnosing and treating autism often occur when doctors ignore parents’ concerns about their child’s early development, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Katharine Zuckerman, of Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, compared the medical records of more ...

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