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How to survive exam fever
Students have been warned to avoid taking medical drugs and stimulants without proper advice as the Junior and Leaving Cert exams approach.
Wed May 22, 2013
Three Students Arrested In Alleged Ritalin Ring
Authorities in the Mountain Top area arrested three young people who are accused of plotting to sell one teenager's eight-month supply of prescription pills to other students inside Crestwood High School.
Get Distracted No More: Disable Automatic Alerts from Social Media
I have the attention span of an ADHD goldfish off of its Ritalin, and I am not ashamed to admit it.
Most Parents Unaware of Teens' Use of Study Drugs
As students prepare for final exams, some will turn to a prescription amphetamine or other stimulant to gain an academic edge.
Tue May 21, 2013
Do you think West Virginia schoo...
The education System has become to political in nature,One huge government controlled business.
Mon May 20, 2013
Medicines and the media: news reports of medicines recommended for...
Previous analyses of the listings of trastuzumab on the Australian Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and HPV vaccine on the National Immunisation Program suggest a media influence on policy makers.
Burlington Times News
Narcolepsy could explain sudden bouts of sleep
Dear Doctor K: I'm 40 years old and in good health. But lately I've been falling asleep suddenly during the day.
One in ten teens using ?study drugs,? but are parents paying attention?
As high schoolers prepare for final exams, teens nationwide may be tempted to use a "study drug" A - a prescription stimulant or amphetamine - to gain an academic edge.
EG Teens Speak Out About Prescription Drug Use
Teens abusing alcohol - that's the typical picture. But EG drug counselor Bob Houghtaling has been sounding the alarm for years now that misuse of prescription drugs is equally, if not more, dangerous.
Childhood ADHD Linked to Obesity in Adulthood
Identification and treatment issues surrounding attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are challenging enough.
Sun May 19, 2013
Ministry halts Janssen's Tylenol production
The Ministry of Food and Drug Safety announced Thursday that it would order Janssen Korea to halt production of five drugs including Children's Tylenol syrup and file a criminal complaint against the company.
Fri May 17, 2013
Brain Dopamine Transporter Levels Increased By Long-term ADHD Treatment
Long-term treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder with certain stimulant medications may alter the density of the dopamine transporter, according to research published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Gene-Jack Wang and colleagues from Brookhaven National Laboratory and the intramural program at NIH.
Is Everyone Crazy?
Up until the 1970's, a person used to be considered crazy if he or she had to see a psychiatrist.
Wed May 15, 2013
ADHD Drug May Spur Brain Changes, Study Suggests
People with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder who take certain medications over long periods may develop changes in their brains that ultimately impact their ability to respond to the drugs, a new study suggests.
Erie Times News
Jim Mullen: Child-rearing trend stinks
My wife and I forgot to have children. We are so busy going to movies, plays and concerts, buying nice things for the house, taking long vacations without looking at a school calendar, reading all the latest best-sellers and going to restaurants with nice white tablecloths that it slipped our minds.
Tue May 14, 2013
Students see pills as study aid, officials warn of growing trend
It's time for final exams and as sure as some kids will cram the night before a test, some high school and college students will look for help from little blue and yellow pills.
Is Breastfeeding The New Ritalin? Researchers Investigate Its Effects On ADHD
Breastfeeding is generally thought to be healthier for newborn babies than bottle feeding.
In Children With ADHD Methylphenidate 'Normalizes' Activation In Key Brain Areas
The stimulant drug methylphenidate "normalizes" activation of several brain areas in young patients with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder , according to a review published in the May Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
Mon May 13, 2013
The Richwine Curve
Alright my dewy-eyed, upwardly-mobile sons and daughters of the American Revolution-it's high time to put away them crisp-cornered, technicolor Trapper Keepers you got atop your desks because we're fitting to have a little IQ Test here that'll determine whether you spend the next 4 years on the AP track or if you get the privilege of associating ... (more)
Sun May 12, 2013
Students increasingly turning to black market for Adderall as a 'study drug'
'Brandon' has ongoing prescriptions for drugs such as Adderall and Ritalin which he no longer takes by choice.