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Children Move Less Starting at Age 6

Image Most experts believe that physical activity declines as children reach adolescence, but a new study has found that the decline begins as early as age 6. Researchers measured physical activity at ages 6, 8 and 11 in 600 European children wearing arm band activity trackers. After adjusting for body mass index, the scientists found… Read More »

When starting school, younger children are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD, study says

Could a child’s birthday put him or her at risk for an ADHD misdiagnosis? The answer appears to be yes, at least among children born in August who start school in states where enrollment is cut off at a Sept. 1 birth date, according to a new study led by Harvard Medical School researchers. The… Read More »