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Press release of new heart disease risk test does not provide accuracy and disease-prevention outcome data

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 27, 2015

Source: New test for heart attack risk Reference:

Adult ADHD diagnosis requires proper psychological evaluation prior to prescribing stimulants

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 24, 2015

Source: Speed-like stimulants prescribed for adult ADHD part of ‘psychiatric fad,’ risk being used for mental edge  

Autism rates are not increasing; Other diagnoses being reclassified as part of autism spectrum disorder

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 23, 2015

Source: First direct evidence that autism is not rising: study Reference: Increasing prevalence of autism is due, in part, to changing diagnoses

Vaccination-rate data does not add up

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 22, 2015

Source: Measles vaccinations of toddlers at 89%, below ‘herd immunity’ level  

New terminology for ‘shaken-baby syndrome’

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 21, 2015

Source: ‘Shaken baby syndrome’ a medical term of the past Reference:

New strain of invasive strep bacteria discovered

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 20, 2015

Source: New form of invasive flesh-eating bacteria strain found Reference: Emergence of a New Highly Successful Acapsular Group A Streptococcus Clade of Genotype emm89 in the United Kingdom

A mysterious case of a man’s inability to form new memories

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July , 2015

Source: A baffling medical puzzle: How a man’s trip to the dentist cost him the ability to form new memories  

Chicken pox vaccine an outstanding public health success

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 16, 2015

Source: Big drop in chickenpox cases after Ontario began public vaccine program: study Reference: Twenty Years of Medically-Attended Pediatric Varicella and Herpes Zoster in Ontario, Canada: A Population-Based Study

Walkable neighbourhoods may help prevent obesity or more active people choose them hence selection bias is at play

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 15, 2015

Source: Study finds link between obesity and neighbourhood walkability Reference: Walk Score® and the prevalence of utilitarian walking and obesity among Ontario adults: a cross-sectional study

Lego prosthetic arm is child’s play

Madely Health Headlines Commentary for July 14, 2015

Source: The prosthetic arm built with LEGO: Designer creates artificial limb that allows kids to make their own attachments

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