By Holly Lebowitz Rossi
December 12, 2012

Babies who experience oxygen deprivation in utero--due to conditions including birth asphyxia, neonatal respiratory distress syndrome and preeclampsia--are more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) later in childhood, a new study has found. ADHD affects an estimated 8.4 percent of American children between ages 3 and 7, the Centers for Disease Control says.

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