Navigation Links
Hyperkinetic Disorder Attacks On Premature Or Low Birthweight Babies

An article published in Archives of Disease in Childhood says ‘Low birthweight babies and premature babies are 3 times more likely to become hyperactive and with low attention spans’ according to a research//.

Hyperactivity, low attention span, and impulsive behaviour characterise the syndrome known as hyperkinetic disorder, or HKD for short. It is one of the most common mental disorders diagnosed among children, say the authors.

The Danish research team compared the birth records of 834 children with confirmed HKD with those of 20,100 children with no mental disorders. All the children were born between 1980 and 1994.

Children born at between 34 and 36 weeks were around 70% more likely to develop the disorder than children born at term. Babies at born below 34 completed weeks were almost three times as likely to develop the disorder.

Low birthweight babies born at term were also at risk, the study showed.

Babies born at term, but weighing 1500 to 2499 g at birth were 90% more likely to develop HKD, while those weighing between 2500 and 2999 g were 50% more likely to develop the disorder than babies weighing over 2999 g at birth.

Of the 834 children with confirmed HKD, nine out of 10 were boys. The age at which the children were diagnosed ranged from 2 to 18 years.

Single parenthood, social and economic deprivation, and young age at parenthood were all risk factors for HKD, but the results still held true even after these had been taken into account and the figures adjusted accordingly.

Source: Newswise
'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Age Affects Lung Disorder
2. Link Between Migraines and Behavioral Disorders
3. Methamphetamine Users Found To Suffer From Mood Disorders
4. Eye Disorders, A Predictor Of A Shorter Lifespan
5. Blood Transfusion A Likely Cause For A Rare And Fatal Brain Disorder
6. Migraine Found To Be Linked To Behavioral Disorders
7. Sleep Disorder,The Likely Cause Of Most Road Accidents
8. Sleep Disorders Could Indicate Other Medical Problems
9. Panic Disorder Can Be Handled Better
10. Neurological Disorders Overcome By Proteins
11. Virtual Reality For Treating Stress Disorders
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... As President ... are preparing for how his administration could impact the employee benefits industry. James ... changes are most likely to make it through Congress. His discussion will focus ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... ... on contracted partners to help with process innovation in drug formulation and manufacturing. ... experience along with state-of-the-art analytical equipment in support of their development and manufacturing ...
(Date:4/25/2017)... ... April 25, 2017 , ... Somnoware, a leading provider of ... management module. Using this new feature, sleep physicians can now predict the likelihood ... positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral, or other forms of sleep apnea therapy. The ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... ... ... Emmanuel College is introducing enhancements to its RN-to-BSN Degree Program ... of 2017, Emmanuel’s program will allow registered nurses (RN)s to earn a Bachelor of ... little as $14,528. These changes will enable nurses to complete their degree in a ...
(Date:4/24/2017)... , ... April 24, 2017 , ... As part of ... today to honor the victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution, Center for ... Hadamar and Auschwitz on its CMATH Champions trip to Germany and Poland next week. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/20/2017)... Mass. , April 20, 2017  RXi ... developing innovative therapeutics that address significant unmet medical ... data from the Company,s consumer product development program, ... at the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) 76 ... to advance and promote the sciences relevant to ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... Regional Outlook, Growth Trends, Key Players, Competitive Strategies and Forecasts, ... ... at US$ 7,167.6 Mn in 2015, and is expected to ... of 5.6% from 2016 to 2024. The ...
(Date:4/19/2017)... April 19, 2017 Cardiology devices segment is anticipated ... The Cardiology Devices segment is likely to create ... Mn in 2018 over 2017. By the end of 2027, ... close to US$ 700 Mn, expanding at a CAGR of ... the Asia Pacific reprocessed medical devices ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: