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Posts Tagged ‘methylphenidate’

By On December 22nd, 2014

Stimulant Used to Treat ADHD Associated With Fewer Injuries in Children

A recent study published in the journal Pediatrics finds children with attention-deficit hyperactivity (ADHD) are less likely to injure themselves when being prescribed methylphenidate, a stimulant medication better known as Ritalin. “Previous studies show that patients with ADHD have a higher tendency of sustaining trauma and other injuries, requiring emergency department (ED) attendance,” said senior…

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By On April 30th, 2013

Ritalin To Fight Alzheimer’s Apathy

There are currently no prescription medications capable of stopping memory loss in Alzheimer’s patients, although many trials and studies are being conducted to change that. In the mean time, experts can only treat other symptoms of Alzheimer’s, which include apathy. Paul Taylor, of the Globe and Mail, reports that “up to 70-percent of Alzheimer’s patients can…

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