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Common pesticides that are sprayed in parks and gardens are affecting children and their ability to cope in school. The effects are short-term but serious, and include a sudden inability to concentrate, a loss of hand-eye co-ordination and behavioural problems, and especially a lack of self-control.
Vaccines such as the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella), and especially the annual flu shot, are linked to a range of neuro-psychiatric conditions, such as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), ADHD, bipolar and major depression, a new study has discovered.
Around one in every 42 boys is today diagnosed with autism—and the true figure could be even higher as many cases are being wrongly identified as ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactive disorder), say researchers.
There’s a pill for every mental and psychological ill—from schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and hyperactivity. The trouble is, say two leading psychologists, they don’t work.
The UK government carried out a secret drug experiment on young boys in the 1960s, a BBC investigation has discovered. Government doctors gave the boys a powerful anticonvulsant—without parental consent—to see if it would improve their behaviour.
Women who regularly take the painkiller paracetamol (acetaminophen) when they are pregnant are more likely to give birth to a child with autism or ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactive disorder), a new study has suggested.
High-fructose corn syrup (HFCS)—the sweetener in many fruit drinks and desserts—could be the trigger for a range of chronic diseases, from diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s and ADHD (attention-deficit, hyperactivity disorder), scientists believe.