‘We hope these findings will help conquer the stigma connected with ADHD,’ Professor Anita Thapar, the study’s lead author, said in a written statement. ‘Too often, people dismiss ADHD as being down to poor parenting or poor diet plan. As a clinician, it was clear to me that was unlikely to end up being the full case. Now we are able to say confidently that ADHD is usually a genetic disease and that the brains of children with this condition develop differently to those of additional children.’ The scholarly study was published on the web in The Lancet, the English medical journal. Worldwide, about one in 50 children have ADHD.The acquisition provides Abbott with a presence in the growing area of nonsurgical treatment for structural heart disease, in which physicians use catheter-based products to repair or replace simple structural components of the center such as mitral and aortic valves. The contract contains an upfront payment of $320 million in cash, plus yet another payment upon completion of specific regulatory milestones, for a complete as high as $410 million. The acquisition of Evalve will provide Abbott with leading technology in the emerging field of minimally invasive center valve repair and additional broadens Abbott’s medical products portfolio, said John M.