http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2008/apr/07/mentalhealth.drugs Tranquillisers putting children’s lives at risk Anti-psychotics may cause long-term harm, say critics Youngsters under 6 being given unlicensed drugs   Sarah Boseley, health editor The Guardian,    Monday April 7 2008 New evidence has shown children’s lives are…

New limits will be placed on radiation levels amid fears of increased risk of cancer from phone use By Geoffrey Lean, Environment Editor Sunday, 11 January 2009 http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/french-government-bans-advertising-of-mobiles-to-children-1299673.html New laws cracking down on children’s use of mobile phones are to…

MessageLetters to the editor:  editpage@ledger.com   The Patriot Ledger How many more Rebecca Rileys? To diagnose a 2-year-old as bipolar by adult standards is crazy By Jacob Azerrad Jan 10, 2009 QUINCY — In a 2007 “60 Minutes” episode, Katie…
Drugging the kids

Saturday, June 7, 2008 Psychotropic drugs help, parents say By Kelly Glista CORRESPONDENT   With kids, it’s really different. There’s not a lot of testing that’s been done on children. Sarah J. Michael, WORCESTER PARENT   For Worcester parent Sarah…