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Video Game-Like Intervention May Aid Children With ADHD

Attentional functioning improved in four-week trial for children receiving intervention versus control

NIH Toolbox Cognitive Battery Valid in Intellectual Disability

NIHTB-CB is reliable and valid for children and young adults with a mental age older than 5.0 years

Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA

Partisan divisions in favorable opinion of the ACA have gotten larger rather than smaller over time

No Compensatory Smoking Seen With Low-Nicotine Cigarettes

Two studies show no increase in smoking intensity, no increase in cigarettes smoked per day

Long-Term Antidepressant Use Appears to Raise Risk for T2DM

Study suggests glucose tolerance improves with antidepressant discontinuation or dose reduction

Medication Treatment May Lower Risk for Opioid Overdose Death

But protective effect during care does not last after discontinuation of treatment for opioid use disorder

USPSTF: Evidence Lacking for Cognitive Impairment Screening

Evidence lacking for screening for community-dwelling older adults with no signs or symptoms

Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students

Women, racial/ethnic minorities, sexual minorities experience disproportionate mistreatment

Increases in Alcohol-Induced Death Rates ID’d Across U.S.

Alcohol-induced death rate increased among men and women, with recent acceleration in rate

Many Smokers Who Quit Before Gastric Bypass Surgery Relapse

61.7 percent of those who smoked one year preop smoke at seven years postop