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By On December 17th, 2013

Bottled in Bond: Does James Bond have a drinking problem?

  Recently CNN ran this story about James Bond and his drinking habits. Now, we’ve always considered James Bond to be a suave, polished connoisseur of life with nerves of steel and an amazing cool. But, in a study of Bond’s drinking habits, he falls into a high risk group.  I consider the Bond series…

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By On June 28th, 2013

Minority Children Are Being Less Diagnosed With ADHD Than White Children

Minority children might not be receiving the help they need. According to a study published in the most recent edition of the journal Pediatrics, minority children are drastically less likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder than their white counterparts. African-American children were almost 70% less likely to be diagnosed, whereas Hispanic children…

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By On May 6th, 2013

The Trouble With Diagnosing Alzheimer’s

Doctors say the symptoms commonly associated with Alzheimer’s disease can often come from other causes. For example, brain tissue damage after a stroke can result in an individual with a very similar outlook as an Alzheimer’s patient. Also, as reported on the CNN Health blog, there are at least five different kinds of brain lesions,…

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By On December 11th, 2012

Changes in Criteria For Autism Diagnosis

Children currently diagnosed with autism may fall off the autism spectrum after the American Psychiatric Association made changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Those affected would also lose their access to vital services. The DSM, which after the changes will be in its fifth edition, sets the criteria for diagnosing mental…

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