After-School Programs a Blessing for Kids With ADHD

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After-school activities might be just what the doctor ordered for kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers suggest. After analyzing records on more than 4,000 children with ADHD, the investigators found that nearly 72 percent of them took part in one or more after-school activities. And if they did,…

Exercises for Chronic Health Conditions

THURSDAY, May 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Exercise can help prevent many chronic illnesses as well as make it easier to manage health conditions, from diabetes to joint pain. In terms of prevention, aim for the recommended 150 minutes of exercise, like brisk walking or cycling, each week. Along with eating a healthy diet, this…

Depression May Dampen Memory

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Depression may do more than darken your mood, with new research suggesting it might also sap your memory. “Since symptoms of depression can be treated, it may be possible that treatment may also reduce thinking and memory problems,” said study author Adina Zeki Al Hazzouri, from the University…

Obesity Might Raise Your Risk for A-fib

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Obese people are at increased risk for the heart rhythm disorder atrial fibrillation, which can cause complications such as heart failure and stroke. That’s the finding of a study that included more than 67,000 U.S. adults. Their average age was about 44, and half of them were obese.…