August 27, 2010
Some Fake ADHD to Get Meds, Special Treatment
hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a real and pervasive condition,
new research suggests there is a cluster of kids and adults who
successfully fake the condition either to get drugs or gain special
privileges in school.
Health Tip: Treating Rotavirus at Home
By the time they reach age 5, nearly all
children will have had a rotavirus infection. If severe enough, the
infection can lead to severe diarrhea and dehydration.
Health Tip: Understanding PCOS
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a health
condition affecting women that's believed caused by a hormonal
imbalance. It's characterized by numerous small cysts that develop
in the ovaries, and by missed or irregular menstrual periods.
Youth Smoking Rates Now Stalled
Although teen smoking rates
dropped in the past decade, they have stalled in recent years,
which means increased tobacco prevention efforts are needed, a new
U.S. government study shows.