Medical News from AAN: American Academy of Neurology Meeting
The contamination of food with certain metals needs to be urgently addressed in light of growing evidence linking trace elements to negative human behaviour, according to a lead researcher in the field.
They finish their cereal. They snack on nuts and fruit juice. They avoid burgers and fizzy drinks. So, how could they possibly get fat? Andrew Purvis on a generation of empty-carb kids and the middle-class myth of healthy eating.
Ministers have agreed that six artificial food colourings should be phased out after research found a link with hyperactivity in children.
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One thousand young offenders from three prisons in England and Scotland are being recruited for a major trial to see if nutritional supplements can improve behaviour.
A national campaign to persuade every Scot to take daily supplements of vitamin D is needed if the country's appalling health record is to be reversed, leading scientists believe.
Research has confirmed a link between certain food additives and hyperactivity. Anna Glayzer investigates the use of these in children's medicines.
A major trial is to be launched to see whether giving young offenders nutritional supplements reduces anti-social behaviour in prison. Its authors believe this could prove a seminal piece of research with major implications for the criminal justice system.
Treating children who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) with drugs is not effective in the long-term, research has shown.
The advantages of breastfeeding for IQ depend on genetic differences in children's ability to metabolise dietary omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids.