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November 2008
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Holding Their Attention
Get the Scoop on ADHD
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, was once considered a problem that children outgrew. If they didn’t, their parents were often blamed for bad parenting. But researchers have found that ADHD is a very real disorder rooted in brain development.
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Worried About Plastic Bottles?
Experts Weigh Possible Health Risks of BPA
A chemical called bisphenol A (BPA) is found in many types of hard plastics. You’re probably exposed to it every day. But can it harm your health? That’s a question experts have been debating for nearly 2 decades.
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