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A new study of Scottish children published in the JAMA Pediatrics this week, suggests that the 1.0% of subjects (N= 7413) that were being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder had poorer outcomes on a wide range of measures compared with others in the study (N=766,244). The outcomes included: poor academic attainment, unauthorized absence from...
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A new study from the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reveals that a adolescents will eat healthy foods if they believe they are ”sticking it to the man.”  When given accurate information, for example, about how the food industry engineers junk food to make it addicting and engages in deceptive marketing practices aimed...
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Fast food chains, snack food companies, and beverage manufacturers that target young people are creating a health crisis that is like a ticking time bomb waiting to explode sometime in the next few decades.  Through promotional tie-ins, two-for-one deals, free beverage refills, and access to public schools and other places where kids congregate, corporate pushers...
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A report in the journal Neuropsychology suggests that hypertension (high blood pressure) contributes to age-related declines in the brain and cognition.  They looked at two groups of adults:  one group remained healthy for 5 years; the other group either had hypertension at the start of the study, or developed it sometime during the 5 year...
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In ancient times (and still today in many parts of the world) people consulted fortune tellers or astrologers to predict their future.  In the modern scientific era, however, people have stopped consulting the stars in the heavens, and instead are beginning to consult the genes in their bodies as a way of predicting their future...
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