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First Brain Wave Test Cleared by U.S. to Check for ADHD

The first medical device to help doctors diagnose attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder by scanning brain waves was cleared for sale by U.S. regulators.

Neba Health’s EEG-based assessment system for children ages 6 to 17 years old takes about 20 minutes and records the number of times brain waves are given off each second. It’s designed to be used jointly with a doctor’s clinical assessment, the Food and Drug Administration said yesterday in a statement.