| Mar 30, 2011
| 8:02 PM
WASHINGTON -- A Food and Drug Administration advisory committee began weighing evidence Wednesday on whether dye additives in food affects behavior in children. The panel listened to testimony from doctors and scientists who contend that studies, although...
| Jan 19, 2011
Do you, or someone you know, have a substance abuse or dependence issue? Does it affect professional, personal or emotional lives? Substance abuse is the self-medicating of other issues.
I do not believe people become addicts by chance. Drugs and...
| Jan 27, 2011
Savannah Johnson is studying to be a nurse--she also takes medicine for attention deficit disorder.
About a month ago she began jump starting her morning with a canned energy drink--it didn't take long before her medicine--Adderol stopped working--and...
| Sep 27, 2010
Your child doesn't listen, frequently forgets things, is disruptive and impulsive, and is irresponsible with chores and homework. While this may sound like the behavior of the average child, when it's around the clock it can be something more serious....
| May 11, 2012
| 7:31 PM
ESCONDIDO, Calif. - A growing number of pharmacies have reported a shortage of the prescription medicine Adderral, according to doctors. Two San Diego moms talk about their battle with the drug.
Adderral is commonly used to treat Attention Deficit...
| May 22, 2012
| 12:44 PM
The woman accused of fatally shooting a local minister pleaded not guilty at her initial hearing Tuesday morning.
Fox59 spoke with 46-year-old Lori Barcroft’s mother, who opened up about what may have caused her daughter to allegedly kill...
| May 23, 2012
Elementary school students in Luling are pulling their resources together to help one of their classmates fight for his life. Vanessa Bolano has the story.
8-year-old Alex Oxford is back at Mimosa Park Elementary in Luling after weeks of being absent....
| Jun 18, 2012
| 8:32 AM
American children are taking fewer antibiotics now than 10 years ago, but prescriptions to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have increased, according to a new report by the Food and Drug Administration.
FDA researchers analyzed...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 8:09 PM
ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination. For these problems to be diagnosed as ADHD, they must be out of the normal range for a child's age and development.
Causes ADHD is the most commonly diagnosed...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 2:22 PM
A Food and Drug Administration study says antibiotic use among kids dropped 14 percent from 2002 to 2010. According to researchers, doctors are being more judicious about ordering prescriptions, out of fear of antibiotic resistance.
At the same time that...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Up to 15 million American adults and children suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). There are many ADHD sufferers who take Adderall to treat the symptoms and help them focus.
Pharmacies are seeing a shortage of Adderall. ...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 5:26 PM
An 8-year-old boy leans on his father's arm, raises his head and grins.
His father, tired from working long nights and worried about grown-up things, looks down and smiles at the boy.
In this moment, the bond between the parent and his child is strong....