Tag Archives: children

When starting school, younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, study says

Could a child’s birthday put him or her at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least among children born in August who start school in states where enrollment is cut off at a Sept. 1 birth date, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers. The… Read More »

No Increased Risk of Autism in Children Prenatally Exposed to Commonly Used Antidepressants

Concerns regarding a link between antidepressant use during pregnancy and autism emerged when two epidemiologic studies demonstrated an association between prenatal exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor antidepressants (SSRIs) with an increased risk of autism spectrum disorders in the offspring (ASD; Croen et al 2011, Rai et al, 2013).  One important limitation of these earlier… Read More »

'Do-It-Yourself Dentistry' becoming disturbing trend among children

Both said that their dentists and orthodontists are licensed, and if a patient has a problem or wants a follow-up, their dentists and orthodontists are always available. “It’s even challenging as a dentist to treat orthodontic cases when the patient is in your chair. To add the additional challenges of having to do remote checks… Read More »