November 10, 2010
New Tool for Rapid Screening of Dementia Shows
In an effort to improve
screening for dementia and mild cognitive impairment among seniors,
a team of researchers has developed a test designed to spot
problems in thinking, learning and memory skills in under three
FDA Proposes Graphic Warnings on Cigarette
A series of gruesome
pictures depicting emaciated lung cancer patients, a dead body in a
morgue, a baby confined to a respirator (presumably the result of
secondhand smoke) and other consequences of smoking that will
appear on the outside of cigarette packages will hopefully shock
people into quitting the habit or not starting in the first place,
U.S. officials announced Wednesday.
ADHD Rates Soar in U.S. Kids: Study
The number of U.S.
children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
jumped nearly 22 percent in a recent four-year period, meaning
nearly one in every 10 kids is now diagnosed with the disorder,
U.S. health officials report.