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When Should Kids With ADHD Start Taking Medication?

Medicating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is seen as controversial in some circles, but a new study suggests kids who start taking the drugs as young as 4 years old may do better academically than those who start in middle school.

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Can You Name the Flowers That Might One Day Treat Depression?

In what could be a major breakthrough in the treatment of depression, scientists have discovered that compounds found in a certain South African species of flowers snowdrops and daffodils affect parts of the brain involved in the illness. The question is, which ones?

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How Bad Are Your Smartphones and iPads Making Your Handwriting?

Many of us do a lot of typing on computers and smartphones, but when’s the last time you actually used your own handwriting to communicate? According to a new survey, it’s probably been a long time — and our scrawls are suffering because of it.

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School’s Sunscreen Ban Leaves Students Severely Burned

In a move that seems to defy all logic, a school in Washington State has banned the use of sunscreen, sending two sisters to the hospital with painful-looking sunburn after a field trip.

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Are Sugary Snacks Making Us Dumb?

Everyone knows that sweets can impact your waistline, but a new study published in the Journal of Physiology says sugar can actually affect your intelligence, as well.

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Man With 100-Pound Scrotum Doing Just Fine Thank You

Next time someone calls you “ballsy,” you can relish in the compliment — but just remember there’s a guy out there with a 100-pound scrotum who’s heard it more than you ever will.

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You’ll Be Shocked to Learn How Unhealthy Sleeping with the Lights On Can Be

It’s long been understood that darkness is most conducive to a good night’s sleep and helps spur the production of sleep-causing chemicals, but doctors recently revealed just how disruptive sleeping with lights on can be to a person’s health.

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How Much You Weigh Could Be Tied to Where You Shop

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggle with obesity, part of the problem may lie in where you grocery shop. A new study found people who frequent lower-cost supermarkets tend to be heavier than those who shop at pricier stores.

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Could It Really Be Okay to Drink While You’re Pregnant?

For years, most pregnant women have regarded alcohol as fearfully as they might a knife-wielding maniac. But a new study suggests that light to moderate drinking early in pregnancy might not be as bad as we’ve all thought.

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Why Don’t Pizza Chains Want to Share Calorie Information? [VIDEO]

In today’s health-conscious age, it seems a given that chain restaurants would share nutritional information to better inform their customers. And yet, several pizza restaurants, including Domino’s, Papa John’s, Little Caesars, Godfather’s Pizza and Pizza Hut, have banded together to fight legislation requiring them to post calorie content right on their menus.

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Loud Traffic Isn’t Just Annoying — It’s So Dangerous It Could Give You a Heart Attack

There’s no denying that loud noise from traffic is annoying, but who knew it actually has the potential to cause you physical harm?

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Man Catches ‘The Black Death’ After Saving Mouse from Cat

As definitive proof that no good deed goes unpunished, an unidentified Oregon man in his 50s has contracted the plague after rescuing a mouse from the jaws of a cat. Gah! Next time, just let nature take its course, pal.

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