Thousands of Toddlers Are Inapprorpiately Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries

By ALAN SCHWARZ More than 10,000 American toddlers 2 or 3 years old are being medicated for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder outside established pediatric guidelines, according to data presented on Friday by an official at the Center. The report, which found that toddlers covered by Medicaid are particularly prone to be put on medication suchContinue reading “Thousands of Toddlers Are Inapprorpiately Medicated for A.D.H.D., Report Finds, Raising Worries”

Medicine’s Top Earners Are Not the M.D.s

Though the recent release of Medicare’s physician payments cast a spotlight on the millions of dollars paid to some specialists, there is a startling secret behind America’s health care hierarchy: Physicians, the most highly trained members in the industry’s work force, are on average right in the middle of the compensation pack. That is becauseContinue reading “Medicine’s Top Earners Are Not the M.D.s”

Science shows that camels weren’t domesticated as early as The Bible states

By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD There are too many camels in the Bible, out of time and out of place. Camels probably had little or no role in the lives of such early Jewish patriarchs as Abraham, Jacob and Joseph, who lived in the first half of the second millennium B.C., and yet stories about themContinue reading “Science shows that camels weren’t domesticated as early as The Bible states”

The New York Times had a mistake on its front page every day for over a century

The dodgy arithmetic of one employee at the New York Times resulted in inaccurate issues numbers on the front page of every newspaper for over 100 years. It seems that back in 1898 someone added one to 14,499 and got 15,000, with the huge jump in issues not being noticed until 2000. How exactly theContinue reading “The New York Times had a mistake on its front page every day for over a century”

R.I.P. Frederick Sanger, Two-Time Nobel-Winning Scientist, died yesterday at age of 95

By DENISE GELLENE Frederick Sanger, a British biochemist whose discoveries about the chemistry of life led to the decoding of the human genome and to the development of new drugs like human growth hormone and earned him two Nobel Prizes, a distinction held by only three other scientists, died on Tuesday in Cambridge, England. HeContinue reading “R.I.P. Frederick Sanger, Two-Time Nobel-Winning Scientist, died yesterday at age of 95”

New Study Ties Autism Risk to Creases in Placenta

After most pregnancies, the placenta is thrown out, having done its job of nourishing and supporting the developing baby. But a new study raises the possibility that analyzing the placenta after birth may provide clues to a child’s risk for developing autism. The study, which analyzed placentas from 217 births, found that in families atContinue reading “New Study Ties Autism Risk to Creases in Placenta”

Researchers at the University of Iowa Discover Internal Trigger for Panic Attack in the Previously Fearless

By JAMES GORMAN Published: February 3, 2013 New York Times In the past few years, scientists have learned a lot about fear from a woman who could not experience it. A rare illness had damaged a part of her brain known as the amygdala and left her eerily unafraid. Both in experiments and in life,Continue reading “Researchers at the University of Iowa Discover Internal Trigger for Panic Attack in the Previously Fearless”