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Lyme Disease is a Bigger Problem than We all Thought

Last summer, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adjusted the estimated annual infection rate for Lyme disease up by a factor of 10! In a press release on Monday, August 19, 2013, the CDC stated “Each year, more than 30,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported to CDC, making it the most commonly reported tick-borne illness in the United States. The new estimate suggests the total number of people diagnosed with Lyme disease is roughly 10 times higher than the yearly reported number. This new estimate supports studies published in the 1990s indicating that the true number of cases is between 3- and 12-fold higher than the number of reported cases.” Lyme disease is the most comm

ADHD meds lack safety

No parent takes the decision lightly to allow their child to take speed. But, 1 in 9 US children are currently on amphetamine or similar medications for attention issues. Child ADHD rates in the US (10%) are significantly higher than other industrialized countries (e.g. France’s 0.5%). So why do US parents think amphetamines are a good treatment option? Much of this is due to clinical studies informing primary care doctors of their safety and effective means to an end. A recent publication is casting doubt of the safety of ADHD medications including methylphenidate (Ritaline), and amphetamine/ dextroamphetamine (Adderall). Researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital concluded that drug approva

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