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2008-04-22 00:35:00

Parents of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder should consider heart examinations before being prescribed with Ritalin or other stimulants, The American Heart Association said on Monday.The group said that it is not certain that stimulants can increase the risk of cardiac arrest in children, but issued a warning that heart exams are a necessary precaution that should be considered."There's been concern that these drugs might be associated in a very small number of...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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