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ADHD May Increase Risk of Obesity

According to a new study published Monday in Pediatrics, “having childhood ADHD could lead to a life of obesity, even if ADHD symptoms disappear in adulthood." The LA Times reports that the data “confirm earlier work that linked higher adult weight and obesity with childhood ADHD diagnoses ...  Among...
While sugar has been to blame in the obesity epidemic, a post in The New York Times' Well blog explains that "a closer look at what and how Americans eat suggests that simply focusing on sugar will do little to quell the rising epidemic of obesity." The more than 20% increase in the average number of...
By 2030, the number of American over the age of 65 will double to 72.1 million. An article in The New York Times' Bits blog reports "According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the country will need 70 percent more home aide jobs by 2020, long before that bubble of retirees." Because salaries for home...