CDC: Preschoolers Receiving ADHD Meds Despite Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced the results of the first national study on the use of behavioral therapy, pharmacologic treatment, and dietary supplements to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children ages 4-17 with special health care needs (CSHCN), which appears in The Journal of Pediatrics.

More Strawberries, More Heart Benefits?

Two new studies suggest that consuming three to four servings of strawberries per day can lower risk factors for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

West Virginia Reports Highest Use of Mood-Altering Drugs

Southern states make up six of the top 10 states with highest use of mood-altering drugs, a new survey has found.

Folic Acid May Help Elderly Handle Heat Waves

Folic acid supplements may enhance vasodilation in older adults by increasing skin blood flow during heat waves to reduce risk of cardiovascular events, a new study published in Clinical Science has shown.

BPA Exposure During Pregnancy May Boost Diabetes, Weight Gain Later in Life

Exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) during pregnancy may increase a woman's risk of weight gain and diabetes later in life, according to new research published in the journal Endocrinology.

Want Your Patients to Lose Weight? Simple Advice Can Go a Long Way

Patients who receive a recommendation by their physician or other healthcare professional to lose weight are more likely to report a reduction in weight the following year, reports a new study in the journal Economics & Human Biology.

New Blood Test May Be Safer Way to Detect Food Allergies

A new blood test called may be able to predict who will have severe allergic reactions to foods, researchers from Mount Sinai have reported.

OTC Pain Med May Not Offer Relief from Back Pain, Arthritis

Acetaminophen does not appear to help ease lower back pain and offers little relief for the most common form of arthritis, according to a new report.

Outcomes May Not Be Worse for Macrolide-Resistant Pneumonia

For patients with Streptococcus pneumoniae pneumonia, macrolide-resistance may not be associated with worse outcomes.

Obesity Ups Respiratory Events in Peds Procedural Sedation

Obesity is associated with increased odds of respiratory events and more frequent need for airway intervention in patients undergoing pediatric procedural sedation.