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by jeni Clara (2019-02-27)

New research published in the April 13 edition of the Journal of Nootrogen Review Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics by University of Calgary and University of Toronto researchers looked at nearly 400 children with Tourette's syndrome trying to understand the connection between these two disorders. They found that even though Tourette's and ADHD have a genetic connection there are perinatal factors which are preventable that increase the risk of developing both Tourette's syndrome and ADHD. Children exposed to these perinatal risks were two to three times as likely to develop Tourette's syndrome with ADHD. ADHD and twitching and or tics have preventable perinatal factors which if eliminated can lessen the outcome of these two disorders in the child's favor. Drinking alcohol, using drugs and smoking during your pregnancy can end up causing major damage to your child. Whether one or all these substances are used can cause low birth weight, poor motor skills, muscular and sensory harm such as difficulty learning, attention span, solving problems and even social interactions can be delayed or damaged. Another avoidable factor in relation to tics or twitching with ADHD is the exposure to lead. Lead causes nervous system damage, hearing loss, stunted growth, and delayed development and organ damage. The most frequent causes of lead poisoning is the contact with lead loosened from old paint or exposure to the dust during a remodel of the home. There is a misconception that eating paint chips is the cause, but it was found that the exposure to the dust from the paint which is inhaled or eaten does the most damage.