Daily Archives: August 22, 2012

ADHD medication abuse rising among students

On its front page, the New York Times examined the increasing use of attention-deficit/hyperactivity (AD/HD) disorder medications, such as Adderall (dextroamphetamine and amphetamine), by students who use them to study harder and test better in high-stress school environments.

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State lawmakers wisely consider changes to vaccine exemptions

USA Today reports, “California lawmakers are debating a bill that aims to boost the number of kids who go to school with all of their shots.” The move is in reaction to “the resurgence of once-forgotten infectious diseases, including what could … Continue reading

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Test results: TSA scanners pose negligible risk to passengers

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Full-body scanners used for security screening at the nation’s airports do not expose passengers to dangerous levels of radiation, according to a new independent analysis of the security devices.”

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