| Nov 4, 2011
| 7:41 PM
"Now listen carefully, because I am only going to tell you this 10 times!"
So goes the joke about how difficult it can be to get someone's undivided attention.
It is common for people to multitask with emailing or texting, talk on the phone using...
| May 21, 2011
| 5:12 AM
A 13-year-old Osceola County middle school student was booked into the a juvenile detention center without bond after he drugged his teacher's cup of coffee after she allegedly yelled at him in class, reports the Orlando Sentinel.
The arrest report...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:19 PM
Suspended NASCAR driver AJ Allmendinger tells ESPN he tested positive for a prescription drug usually used to treat attention deficit disorder.
Allmendinger says in an interview with ESPN that he took Adderall a couple of days before the race at...
| Sep 29, 2010
British scientists have found the first direct evidence that attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder is a genetic disorder and say their research could eventually lead to better treatments for the condition.
Researchers who scanned the gene maps of more...
| Aug 18, 2010
Suspicion has long existed that maybe a significant percentage of kids diagnosed with attention-deficit disorder or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder were really just livelier than was warranted for a classroom environment. Or, rather, immature....
| Dec 15, 2009
The federal government's annual report of kids’ alcohol and drug abuse seems reassuring: Compared with earlier in the decade, use of hallucinogens was down in 2008, marijuana use was way down, and use of methamphetamines was way, way down.
| Mar 9, 2009
In warp-speed modern America, time has become one of our most precious resources. We manage it, and we expend it carefully.
Ironic, then, that a resource as precious as seconds, minutes and hours is so poorly understood and so routinely misestimated by...
| Mar 9, 2009
Eric Crayton, a Los Angeles school bus driver honored for his on-time performance, is a man of the clock. The 39-year-old L.A. resident says he's always been "a time person," having learned from his mother the value of planning, an early bedtime and...
| Sep 29, 2009
Obese kids face greater odds of severe health problems in the future-- type 2 diabetes and heart disease, in particular. But they're also dealing with a host of pretty serious issues in the present.
Young bodies awash in the hormones and metabolic burden...
| Aug 20, 2010
| 2:06 PM
Are LiLo's problems due to one bad diagnosis?
Lindsay Lohan's erratic behavior, which lead to her court-ordered stint in rehab, may have been caused by a drug she was prescribed to treat a disorder she doesn't have.
According to TMZ, sources at the UCLA...
| Jun 14, 2009
At the moment, Ayelet Waldman's biggest fear is mountain lions. Specifically, having her throat ripped out by one. She's also afraid of sharks and, dare she say it, her husband, Michael Chabon, dying of cancer. While we sit talking in the writing studio...