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One in 10 U.S. School-Age Kids Have ADHD: Report

U.S. News & World Report -- About 1 in every 10 U.S. children ages 5 to 17 has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to the latest government statistics. The data from the National Health Interview Survey covers the years 2020 through 2022 and came from in-person or phone interviews involving a representative sample of American homes. It found that 11.3% of school-age children have been diagnosed with ADHD, with boys more likely...

England Finds No Evidence for Transing Kids. Will U.S. Doctors Listen?

GRANITE GROK – There is no sound evidence that puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones improve mental health. “The reality is that we have no good evidence on the long-term outcomes of interventions to manage gender-related distress.” This is one of the conclusions of The Cass Review, conducted by National Health Services England (NHSE) under the direction of Dr. Hillary Cass in the wake of concerns about the sudden increase in referrals to gender services, especially among...

Mentally stimulating work plays key role in staving off dementia, study finds

THE GUARDIAN (UK) – People in routine and repetitive jobs found to have 31% greater risk of disease in later life, and 66% higher risk of mild cognitive problems If work is a constant flurry of mind-straining challenges, bursts of creativity and delicate negotiations to keep the troops happy, consider yourself lucky. Researchers have found that the more people use their brains at work, the better they seem to be protected against thinking and memory problems...

Salmonella Poisoning Outbreak Prompts Trader Joe’s Basil Recall

KFF HEALTH  NEWS – The latest food poisoning incident has sickened 13 people across multiple states and is linked to a particular organic basil product. Recall Issued For Trader Joe's Basil After Salmonella Poisons 13 Amaris Encinas, April 18, 2024 USA TODAY – Trader Joe’s basil is making people across the country sick, with the grocery chain store confirming Wednesday that the product was connected with a multistate salmonella outbreak. A number of agencies, including the FDA and...

Avian flu outbreak raises a disturbing question: Is our food system built on poop?

LOS ANGELES TIMES – If it’s true that you are what you eat, then most beef-eating Americans consist of a smattering of poultry feathers, urine, feces, wood chips and chicken saliva, among other food items. As epidemiologists scramble to figure out how dairy cows throughout the Midwest became infected with a strain of highly pathogenic avian flu — a disease that has decimated hundreds of millions of wild and farmed birds, as well as tens...

As Bans Spread, Fluoride in Drinking Water Divides Communities Across the US

KFF HEALTH NEWS, MONROE, N.C. — Regina Barrett, a 69-year-old retiree who lives in this small North Carolina city southeast of Charlotte, has not been happy with her tap water for a while. “Our water has been cloudy and bubbly and looks milky,” said Barrett, who blames fluoride, a mineral that communities across the nation have for decades added to the water supply to help prevent cavities and improve dental health. “I don’t want fluoride in...

Missouri saw motorcycle deaths rise dramatically after legislature repealed universal helmet law

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation, motorcycle fatalities have increased 47% since 2020. Last year was Missouri's deadliest on record, with 174 motorcycle deaths.

17,000 People Died From HCQ

The mass use of HCQ basically amounted to a high risk drug trial happening in real time with no sense of scientific rigor.

Beverly LaHaye, influential evangelical activist, dies at 94

THE WASHINGTON POST – Beverly LaHaye, an evangelical activist who helped organize a powerful right-wing backlash to the feminist movement, rallying opposition to the Equal Rights Amendment, abortion, gay rights and other perceived threats to “traditional family values,” died April 14 at a retirement home in El Cajon, Calif. She was 94. Her death was announced in a statement by Concerned Women for America, the Washington-based public policy organization she founded and once led. The...

What is the risk of bird flu transmitting to humans?

MAYO CLINIC – Health officials around the globe, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, are monitoring the ongoing avian influenza outbreak. Also known as bird flu, the highly contagious viral disease typically spreads among birds, but can also infect livestock and, in rare cases, humans. "Avian influenza is very common among migratory birds such as waterfowl," says Dr. Matthew Binnicker, director of the Clinical...

Treating gum disease may ward off an irregular heartbeat

NEW SCIENTIST – Treating gum disease after a procedure to correct an irregular and abnormally fast heart rate may lower the risk of the cardiac condition reoccurring. The disorder, known as atrial fibrillation, involves an irregular heartbeat and can increase the risk of stroke and even heart failure. In advanced cases, it can be treated via catheter ablation, a procedure that very carefully destroys a damaged area of the heart that is interrupting its electrical circuits. Now,...

DISGUSTING: Ground-up chicken waste fed to cattle may be behind bird flu outbreak in US cows

Dairy cows across six US states have become infected with the highly pathogenic virus.

McDonald’s $25 ‘deal’ goes viral; users blame California’s minimum-wage increase: ‘Your new normal’

The price of the meal bundle was $25.39 — including sales tax, it would come to roughly $27, no drink included.

Arkansas schools send letters home from about obesity

Since Arkansas started sending the obesity letters to parents, the state's childhood obesity rates rose to nearly 24% from 21%. During the pandemic, the state obesity rate hit a high of more than 26%.
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