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Diagnosis: Human - the dangerous increase of medication as FIRST response to behavioral/emotional issues

THE news that 11 percent of school-age children now receive a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder — some 6.4 million — gave me a chill. My son David was one of those who received that diagnosis.


Grapefruit not only food that can affect medication


From milk and cookies to chocolate and peanut butter, some foods make a tasty combination. But attention to medical labels, and not your taste buds, is needed when combining certain foods with medications.


Mom who withheld son's meds gets 8-10 years

A Massachusetts woman convicted of attempted murder for withholding cancer medications from her autistic son was been sentenced to eight to 10 years in prison.


Depressed pilots can take meds, fly

Depressed pilots can take meds, fly

The Federal Aviation Administration is changing a generations-old policy banning pilots from taking antidepressants, saying the new policy will improve safety by bringing to the surface pilots who either ignore signs of depression or lie about their use of medication for fear of losing their licenses to fly.


H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women

H1N1 vaccine a tough sell to pregnant women

Because of the risks from flu, they should be among the first in line to get both the H1N1 and seasonal influenza shots, medical experts say. Yet many are averse to vaccinations or medication.

As the H1N1 influenza vaccine trickles into clinics and pharmacies over the next few weeks, public health officials and doctors desperately hope that pregnant women will be at the front of the line for the shot.


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