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U.S. Kids: ADHD Cases on the Rise

U.S. Kids: ADHD Cases on the Rise

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The number of U.S. kids diagnosed with attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder has spiked by 30 percent over the past decade, but researchers credit that rise to better awareness and diagnosis of the condition, Shalini Ramachandran reports for the Wall St. Journal.

Disparities: Black scientists are less likely than white ones to get National Institutes of Health research grants, raising questions about lingering racial bias, Rob Stein reports for the Washington Post.

Medicare: Having too many Medicare Advantage options to choose from can actually prevent seniors from enrolling in the supplemental insurance plans, according to a new Health Affairs study.

Baffling: Legionnaire's disease rates are skyrocketing in the U.S. and researchers don't yet know why, Sy Kraft reports for Medical News Today. The disease is caused by Legionella bacteria and often shares the same symptoms as pneumonia.

Bill Clinton: Former President Bill Clinton has sworn off hamburgers for a vegan diet he hopes will improve his heart health, Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports for CNN.

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