Thursday, September 30, 2010

LOTS OF AD/HD NEWS. UK scientists say that they have the first direct evidence that AD/HD is a genetic disorder. According to one of the researchers, "Now we can say with confidence that ADHD is a genetic disease and that the brains of children with this condition develop differently to those of other children." Find out more. In Attention Research Update, David Rabiner looks at a study linking western-style diet to the risk of AD/HD, and concludes that while a link exists, it can't be classified as "causal." Read his report. Finally, two articles appearing recently examined AD/HD in adults -- one in US News ("Can Your Relationship Survive AD/HD?") and one in Parade (Do You Have Adult AD/HD?"); we offer the latter two pointers because, as a subscriber once pointed out to us, "The apple never falls far from the tree."  :-)
PARENTS: MOTIVATED TO TEACH? A new US government website describes the rewards and challenges of teaching. As the parent of a 2e child, at the very least you'd bring a useful perspective to the profession. Find the site
WORRIED ABOUT CHILD SAFETY? Underwriter's Laboratories has released a list of the safest large cities for families with young children. According to the UL, if you live in one of the following places, you're in a top-10 safe city: 
  • Boston
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • Louisville, Ky.
  • Minneapolis, Minn.
  • New York
  • Portland, Ore.
  • San Francisco
  • Seattle
  • Tampa, Fla.
  • Virginia Beach, Va.
The labs screened the 50 largest US cities. Read more.

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