FDA approves video game for treating ADHD in kids

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. The game, called EndeavorRx, requires a prescription and is designed for children ages […]

FDA approves video game for treating ADHD in kids

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has for the first time approved a video game for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in children. The FDA said Monday the game built by Boston-based Akili Interactive Labs can improve attention function. The game, called EndeavorRx, requires a prescription and is designed for children ages […]

Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome

BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Researchers hooked Zach Ault to medical monitors as he slowly climbed onto a gym bike. An invisible disease is sidelining this once avid athlete and he knew the simple exercise would wipe him out — but Ault was pedaling for science. Chronic fatigue syndrome is one of medicine’s most vexing mysteries. […]

Philanthropists give $106M to fund brain research alliance

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Billionaire philanthropists Joan and Sandy Weill announced Tuesday they are donating $106 million to launch a research initiative at three West Coast universities aimed at finding treatments for brain disorders like epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. The donation to the University of California, San Francisco, the University of California, Berkeley, and the […]

Correction: Chicago Schools-Strike story

CHICAGO (AP) — In a story Oct. 26 about the effects of a Chicago teachers strike on students with disabilities, The Associated Press erroneously reported that Nicole Abreu Shepard had been called to her daughter’s school to administer medication. Abreu Shepard was called to the school for other health concerns. A corrected version of the […]

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