Increased demand for ADHD medication is straining the US health-care system

Stories about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, have been having a resurgence in the social media zeitgeist the past several years, and it may be leading more people to seek out a diagnosis for the condition. “A lot of my patients would hold up their phone to the camera and be like, ‘Here’s this … Read more

McDonald’s hopes discounts, contests boost mobile sales

Sopa Images | Lightrocket | Getty Images Last holiday season, McDonald’s leaned on singer Mariah Carey’s star power and discounts to drive customers to its mobile app. This year, the Chicago-based restaurant giant is going further, giving customers the chance to win free McDonald’s for life for themselves and three of their friends with every … Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci on the lessons that must be learned from the COVID pandemic

As Anthony Fauci prepares to leave his role as chief medical adviser at the White House, the United States — and indeed the world — is in a much better place in the fight against COVID-19. But the infectious disease expert is warning against complacency and says the virus still poses a threat. “With this … Read more

Democrats take Senate majority after Warnock wins Georgia run-off | US Midterm Elections 2022 News

Democratic US Senator Raphael Warnock has defeated Republican challenger Herschel Walker in a Georgia run-off election, according to the Associated Press news agency, ensuring his party an outright majority in the Senate for the rest of President Joe Biden’s term. With Warnock’s victory on Tuesday, Democrats will have a 51-49 Senate majority, gaining a seat … Read more

US to send more troops to Australia, invite Japan to joint drills | Military News

The United States and Australia have agreed to deepen defense ties, including by increasing the rotational presence of US air, land and sea forces in the Oceanic country, citing shared concerns over China’s actions around Taiwan and in the East and South China Seas. The announcement on Tuesday followed talks between the top US and … Read more

Raphael Warnock will win the Georgia Senate runoff, CNN projects, in the final midterm rebuke of Trump’s influence

CNN — Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock will win Georgia’s Senate runoffCNN projects, giving Democrats greater leverage in the Senate next year and delivering a critical blow to former President Donald Trump after a defeat of yet another one of his hand-picked candidates. With Warnock’s defeat of Republican challenger Herschel Walker, Democrats will control 51 seats … Read more

Musk says Twitter lawyer fired amid Hunter Biden laptop dispute | Business and Economy News

Elon Musk said he “exited” Twitter’s deputy general counsel over concerns the high-ranking executive tried to suppress information about the social media platform’s handling of the Hunter Biden laptop controversy. Musk, who bought Twitter last month for $44bn, said in a tweet on Tuesday he pushed out James Baker, the FBI’s top lawyer before joining … Read more

Measles outbreak in central Ohio grows to more than 50 children, driven by ‘lack of vaccination’

CNN — A measles outbreak in central Ohio is growing, sickening more than 50 children, with many of them needing hospitalization, according to data updated Tuesday by Columbus Public Health. None of the children had been fully vaccinated against measles. Since the start of the outbreak in November, at least 58 measles cases have been … Read more

US opposes Al Jazeera’s push to take the Abu Akleh case to ICC | Israel-Palestine conflict News

Washington reiterates calls for ‘accountability’ although Israel ruled out a criminal investigation into the killing of a journalist. The United States has voiced opposition to Al Jazeera’s push to ensure accountability at the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the killing of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh, who was shot by Israeli forces in the occupied West … Read more

5 things to watch in Tuesday’s Georgia Senate race

CNN — The final drama of the 2022 midterm elections is coming to a head in Georgia on Tuesdayas Peach State voters – for the second time in as many years – cast ballots in a high-stakes US Senate runoff. Democratic Sen. Raphael Warnock was the leading vote-getter in the November general election, over Republican … Read more