Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it"s even being linked to suicide

Ritalin calms hyperactive children and prescriptions are soaring – but experts warn of serious side-effects and it's even being linked to suicide | UPDATED: 23:29 GMT, 7 May 2012 When the school holidays arrive, Andrea Antunes makes sure her son Ruben, ten, has a break — not just from classwork, but from the Ritalin pills he takes each day.

Exposing babies in the womb to mobile phones "could lead to behavioural problems", claim U.S. scientists

Mums-to-be warned exposing babies in the womb to mobile phones 'could give them behaviour problems', report Yale expert says it would be 'sensible' for pregnant women to limit their baby's exposure to mobile phones But British experts say it's 'irresponsible' to speculate about human radiation risk from a study on mice | UPDATED: 16:59 GMT, 15 March 2012 A Yale expert said limiting a baby's exposure to mobile phone radiation would be 'warranted' Pregnant women who use mobile phones may be putting their babies at risk of developing behavioural problems, scientists have warned.

Children of those with diabetes are more likely to suffer from attention deficit disorder

Children of those with diabetes are more likely to suffer from attention deficit disorder The children of relatively poor parents with a form of diabetes are much more likely to suffer from attention deficit disorder (ADHD), according to a new study. Researchers found youngsters exposed to maternal gestational diabetes mellitus and low socio-economic status, particularly in combination, appear to be at an increased risk of developing childhood ADHD