Health

'Hidden behind the forehead'

Medicine | For years conservatives have expressed skepticism about the existence of ADHD and worried about the overuse of powerful stimulants like Ritalin.
by Susan Olasky
Posted 4/29/06, 12:00 am

Linda Classen's passion is helping kids with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). She comes by the interest naturally: Two of her three now-adult sons struggled with it. She turned that personal interest into a 32-year career as a Texas classroom teacher, school social worker, and finally, as "504 coordinator" for the Austin Independent School District.

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Bird watcher

Medicine | Governments around the world are preparing for the possibility that bird flu will mutate into a disease that humans can give to one another
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/22/06, 12:00 am

Most English-speaking countries expected bird flu to cross their borders, but the disease's arrival in Scotland on March 29 shocked at least one resident into paranoia. Members of the British press at first thought professional soccer coach Jose Mourinho was being sarcastic when he said last week that he feared bird flu more than the rival club Manchester United.

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Threat from above

Medicine | Officials in Hawaii begin preparing for outbreak of bird flu
by Lynde Langdon
Posted 4/01/06, 12:00 am

Members of the president's cabinet know where, how, and from whom H5N1 bird flu is most likely to enter the United States. The question now is when.

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