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ADHD and Relationships

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of ADHD and relationships including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Your Plate May Hold the Key to Alzheimer’s

Healthy eating can help you stay at an ideal weight and stave off diabetes and heart disease. Now, there’s more and more evidence that a heart-healthy diet is also a brain-healthy diet -- and it may even prevent or slow dementia, which includes Alzheimer’s disease.

Is There an ADHD Diet?

There isn't a specific diet or magic vitamin that will curb hyperactivity, impulsiveness, and other symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), but steering clear of certain unhealthy foods may make a difference, a new review shows.

Facts About Meningitis Neisseria

Meningitis neisseria, more commonly known as meningococcal meningitis, is the leading cause of bacterial meningitis, the most serious form of the disease. It causes inflammation of the membranes (meninges) and cerebrospinal fluid near the brain and spinal cord. It can be deadly if not treated prompt

Listening to Music While Working Hurts Performance

Pull out those earplugs to your iPod if you’re studying for a test or performing a task. And turn off the stereo. What you hear while trying to concentrate can be distracting and impair your ability to memorize and recall information.

Implant Device Helps Many Untreatable Epilepsy Patients

A new device implanted in the chest of epilepsy patients -- adults as well as children -- can greatly reduce seizures in some patients, even those who have not responded to anti-epilepsy drugs, according to two separate studies.

Exercises for Pinched Nerves in the Upper Back

A pinched nerve can occur where excessive pressure is being applied to either the nerve itself or the surrounding tissue within the body, triggering symptoms such as pain, numbness, twitching, weakness, or tingling in the affected area. While rest is often the best treatment for a pinched nerve in t

Quiz: Help Your ADHD Kid's Behavior

Is your ADHD kid unable to sit still? Does she have problems focusing? Take this WebMD quiz to learn how to help motivate her.

Autophagy

Can the proautophagic action of temozolomide bypass, at least partly, the dramatic resistance of glioblastoma to radiotherapy and proapoptotic-related chemotherapy?

New Early Clue to Autism

Babies that don't respond to their names by age 1 likely have a developmental abnormality -- perhaps even autism, a MIND Institute study shows.

Homeopathic Remedy for Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is a pain that typically steams from an underlying condition such as diabetes, toxin exposure, HIV, malnutrition or Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. This condition may be accompanied by symptoms of numbness, sharp pains, muscle fatigue, dullness or burning. There are several homeopathic reme

Pervasive Developmental Disorders

WebMD explains pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), including causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments.

Medical Marijuana May Impair Thinking of MS Patients

MS patients in a small study who smoked or ingested marijuana regularly for many years were twice as likely as non-users to show significant evidence of cognitive impairment when subjected to a battery of tests that measure thinking skills.

A Diet for Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy is most commonly caused by diabetes, but can have a number of other causes including traumatic injuries, infection and exposure to toxins. Peripheral neuropathy can usually be helped by medical staff over a period of time, especially if the underlying problem can be treated or