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ADHD Drugs Increase Psychosis Risk in Young People

An estimated 5 million young people under age 25 receive amphetamines (Adderall and Vyvanse) and methylphenidates (Ritalin and Concerta) to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Now, new findings published in The New England Journal of Medicine reveal that these commonly prescribed drugs are associated with an increased risk of psychosis in teens and young adults… Read More »

Discovery by Canadian researchers of how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics could lead to more effective drugs

Ontario researchers say they have discovered how bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, a finding they say could help combat the growing problem. Maikel Rheinstadter, a physics professor with McMaster University in Hamilton, and Andree Khondker, an undergraduate biochemistry student, said they found bacteria fight off antibiotics by stiffening their cell membranes and changing the barrier’s… Read More »