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Top 5 sugar myths: debunking popular fears

Today, March 19, we celebrate the birthday of Sir Walter Houros , who discovered the well-known ascorbic acid and became the author of the first extensive work on carbohydrates. In his book “The Structure of Sugars,” he postulated a circular form of carbohydrates – the so-called perspective images of Houros of glucose, starch, cellulose are well known to all of us from school chemistry textbooks. Houros received the Nobel Prize for his research in these areas in 1937. Carbohydrates, despite the fact that today even children know about them , for the majority of the population remain a kind of mysterious substance, from which food becomes tasty, and people immediately get fat.  Myth… Read More

Foods to Avoid in ADHD

For years, doctors have speculated that certain foods may be associated with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). But, according to global research, food on its own may not cause ADHD, but some of it can worsen symptoms or induce behavior in a child that mimics the signs of ADHD. Features of the diet of a child with ADHD Several studies suggest that children with ADHD may have low levels of essential fatty acids. Therefore, adding omega-3 fatty acids to the diet of a child with ADHD can improve their behavior. These acids interfere with the transmission of certain neurotransmitters . While the balance of omega-3 and omega-6 is beneficial for the… Read More

The most controversial chocolate myths

Is chocolate good or bad? There is no single answer to this question. Maybe because we are constantly looking for the answer not where it really is hiding. And if you do not disassemble chocolate into components, but study its effect on the body as a whole, it turns out that the properties of this delicacy are much more diverse than it seems. On International Chocolate Day, MedAboutMe finds out which myths are not really myths, and why. The high cholesterol myth There are two polar opinions about how chocolate affects cholesterol. Some argue that it increases, others that it decreases. Both sides are right to some extent. Indeed, chocolate contains… Read More

How realistic is the diagnosis of ADHD?

Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders – “Fashion Concepts” in Neurology or Are They Serious Factors That Hinder the Child’s Adaptation? And the main question is how to treat this condition correctly? Or maybe not to heal, “it will pass by itself” and the child will “outgrow”? Let’s figure it out together with pediatric neurologists! Is there an objective diagnosis of ADHD? Unlike many imprecise neurological formulations (which are often included in the diagnosis only because you need to fill in the Diagnosis line) like “minimal brain dysfunction”, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a completely objective pathology that makes it difficult for the child to adapt and… Read More

Hyperactive children: signs and advice for parents

Almost everyone in their life has come across children who are literally unable to sit still. They are constantly in motion – they run, jump, change from place to place, look for something in their mother’s bag, climb on shelves and racks in stores. Even if parents manage to put such a baby, for example, on a seat in public transport, he still does not stop in his chaotic movement. He will swing his legs, turn his head, ask something loudly from his mother, crawl on the seat, jump from it and sit down again, perhaps even sing, dance or tell poems. A… Read More

Genetics vs. parenting: experts debate ADHD and heredity

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is becoming more common in children. Moreover, there are two problems: scientists say that in many cases this disorder is not diagnosed, and there are still cases when parents (or others) are sure that the child is sick in the absence of ADHD or, conversely, is simply poorly brought up. Can parenting cause ADHD? Experts are cautious about the fact that the true causes of the syndrome are not as simple as they seem. Let’s figure it out together! First, remember how ADHD manifests itself ADHD is one of the most common developmental disorders diagnosed in children today. These neurodevelopmental… Read More

ADHD in Toddlers: When and How to Spot Problems?

Typically, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not diagnosed until school age or, less commonly, older preschool age. But children with ADHD before the age of 4 are already different from other babies. What are the signs of attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder at an early age?   ADHD or childhood impulsivity? ADHD stands for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and is one of the most common childhood disorders today. Symptoms include inattention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity, but their manifestations vary in severity.  ADHD can occur in both children and adults, but symptoms always begin in childhood. Children may have difficulty sitting quietly, following adult directions, and completing assignments at… Read More

Teeth enamel in children and ADHD: is there a connection

The state of the oral cavity can be considered as an indicator of general health – symptoms are simultaneously predisposing factors for the development of diseases. Until recently, the state of the teeth of children and adults was not given sufficient attention as a diagnostic factor. Recent studies have shown that in children with thinner enamel and anomalies of its development, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is most often recorded. When parents need to pick up the phone and make an appointment with a doctor, and what data were obtained during the research . Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder According to some reports, ADHD is… Read More

How to teach active children concentration and perseverance?

From the first days of life, children have a certain temperament, while they absorb information from the surrounding society and form their own model of behavior. The development of the child, its efficiency and speed, directly depends on the parents, but the individual characteristics of the child are also important . The ability to concentrate and be attentive is essential to a proper learning process. Some children, having a calm temperament, learn with ease, while for others it is a real torment.  Energetic and restless children find it difficult to sit through a whole lesson, concentrating on the necessary topic. But this does not mean that it… Read More

ADHD in girls: why isn’t it noticed?

There are many myths around attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: the diagnosis is “Western”, not ours, and ADHD is just a cover for the child’s bad manners. There is also a trend to refer to all attacks of disobedience and self-will as symptoms of ADHD, with which it is “useless to fight.” Doctors successfully refute all these opinions. For example, in Russia, ADHD in primary school is diagnosed in almost every third person, although often in an erased form. But it is there, and it can be corrected. But what even many specialists do not know about: there are much more children with such a… Read More