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Study introduces 'the Big Bang Theory of migraine'
A new study finds a link between migraine and signs of early puberty. The scientists suspect that estrogen plays a key role in how migraine originates. (Medical News Today)

What are the symptoms of autism in a 3-year-old?
Parents and caregivers often notice the signs of autism, or autism spectrum disorder, when a child is still very young. Learn about the possible signs of autism in a 3-year-old here. (Medical News Today)

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis: Everything you need to know
Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, which is also called juvenile idiopathic arthritis or JIA, is an autoimmune disease that affects children. Learn about the symptoms, causes, treatment, and outlook here. (Medical News Today)

Researchers devise a more 'child-friendly' test for autism
In a new study, researchers have come up with what they say is a less stressful method of diagnosing autism in children: tracking their gaze. (Medical News Today)

What to know about guanfacine for the treatment of ADHD
Guanfacine (Intuniv) is a nonstimulant drug option for the treatment of children with ADHD. A doctor may prescribe guanfacine if stimulant medications have been unsuccessful or have been causing harmful or unpleasant side effects. Learn more about guanfacine here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ADHD and hyperfocus
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has many symptoms, one of which is hyperfocus. Hyperfocus causes a person to fixate on things that interest them. Learn more about hyperfocus in ADHD, as well as how to manage it, here. (Medical News Today)

What is the average baby weight by month?
In this article, learn about average baby weight by month. Male babies tend to be slightly heavier than female babies, and growth usually slows down after about 6 months. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about infant botulism
Infant botulism is an illness that can occur when a baby ingests the bacterium Clostridium botulinum. It causes a range of symptoms and can be fatal without treatment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What is the difference between autism and ADHD?
A number of symptoms can be common to autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). However, these are separate conditions with key differences. It is also possible to have both autism and ADHD. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

How childhood viral infections may later drive multiple sclerosis
Based on a study in mice, researchers now suggest that transient viral infections in childhood may facilitate multiple sclerosis development later in life. (Medical News Today)

What to know about ADHD misdiagnosis
The symptoms of ADHD tend to resemble those of other conditions, which may result in a misdiagnosis. Some characteristics of ADHD may also be symptoms of other conditions. Learn more about why a doctor might misdiagnose ADHD here. (Medical News Today)

CBD oil for ADHD: Does it work?
CBD oil is a popular alternative remedy for a variety of medical conditions. In this article, learn about whether it can help treat ADHD and whether it is safe for children to use. (Medical News Today)

Is ADHD genetic? Everything you need to know
In this article, learn about the latest research on genetics and ADHD, which includes studies looking at whether the children of parents with ADHD are more likely to develop the same condition. (Medical News Today)

What to know about congestion in babies
Congestion is common in babies, often affecting the nose or chest. It is usually harmless but can be uncomfortable. In this article, we look at the causes of and treatments for baby congestion. (Medical News Today)

Could processed foods explain why autism is on the rise?
A first-of-its-kind study finds a molecular link between high levels of a food preservative compound and neuronal disruptions that may explain ASD. (Medical News Today)

Is there a link between ADHD and dopamine?
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common behavioral disorder that can occur in both children and adults. Research suggests that there may be a link between a dopamine imbalance in the brain and the development of ADHD. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Asperger's syndrome and ADHD
Autism spectrum disorder and ADHD are conditions that doctors link to brain development. Asperger's syndrome is no longer a separate diagnosis and typically refers to a mild form of autism. In this article, we look at the differences between autism spectrum disorder and ADHD. (Medical News Today)

What to know about MS in children
Multiple sclerosis in children can cause weakness, tremors, and muscle spasms, among other symptoms, which treatments can reduce. Learn more about multiple sclerosis in children here. (Medical News Today)

Normal time between poops
The length of time a person can go without pooping depends on factors such as diet and certain medical conditions. A healthful frequency is difficult to determine, as habits vary. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Type 1 diabetes: Drug delays onset by 2 years
A placebo-controlled, double-blind trial finds that teplizumab delays the onset of type 1 diabetes by a median of 2 years among high-risk individuals. (Medical News Today)

What to know about acropustulosis
Acropustulosis is a skin condition that causes pus-filled blisters. It is most common in babies but can also affect adults. This article covers the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of acropustulosis. (Medical News Today)

Is hair loss a side effect of Adderall?
Adderall is a combination drug for the short-term treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and narcolepsy. Although it is generally a safe and effective drug, it can cause a range of side effects. Alopecia, or hair loss, is a potential but uncommon side effect of taking Adderall. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Debunking the anti-vaccination myths
For decades, doctors and scientists have advocated for the use of vaccinations to promote public health. Vaccines are safe and effective, but there is a growing anti-vaccination movement that disputes this. In this article, we look at the most common myths about vaccination. (Medical News Today)

Why do people laugh in their sleep?
A person may laugh in their sleep due to odd dreams or sleep disorders. Rarely, the cause is a neurological condition. Sleep laughing can also be normal, especially in babies. Learn more about laughing during sleep here. (Medical News Today)

What are the best diets for ADHD?
Certain foods may help with the symptoms of ADHD, while others could worsen the condition. In this article, we look at which foods to choose and the research behind specific ADHD diets. (Medical News Today)

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