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Metric: 4.4M children in US diagnosed with ADHD

Researchers analyzing government data have concluded that 4.4 million children age four to 17, 7.8 percent of the total, have been diagnosed with ADHD and more than half of them are being medicated for the condition. The report from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta noted that this is the first time there has been a careful estimate of the number of children on drugs for the disorder, which is characterized by an inability to pay attention and hyperactivity. Boys are …

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> Johnson & Johnson says it is recalling children's Tylenol out of concern that its packaging could lead to overdosing. Story > PharmaFrontiers has released positive interim data from two Phase I/II trials of multiple sclerosis. Release > Santa Clara, …

CDC urges wider use of meningococcal vaccine

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued new recommendations that all 11- and 12-year-old children should be immunized against meningococcal bacteria, which can cause often fatal infections. The agency urged wider use of Sanofi Pasteur's Menactra, which has been recommended for adolescents and freshmen in college. In particular, the CDC wants all college freshmen living in dorms inoculated. Meningococcal disease afflicts about 3,000 people a year and kills about …