Many Hispanics Lack Guidance on Helping Kids with ADHD
About one-third (36 percent) of Hispanic parents in the United States wouldn't know where to seek help for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), compared with 22 percent of non-Hispanic parents, according to a national survey released Wednesday by the National Alliance for Hispanic Health.
The survey also found that Hispanic parents see greater barriers to ADHD treatment, including social stigma and health system obstacles.
Other findings from the survey:
The survey was released to mark National Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Awareness Day.
U.S. Grocery Industry Calls For Tighter Food Import Controls
The U.S. grocery industry wants the federal government to increase regulation of imported food products in order to calm consumer concerns after a series of high-profile incidents, including drug-laced farmed fish and tainted pet food.
Under a Grocery Manufacturers Association proposal, the Food and Drug Administration would oversee a program to ensure that imported foods meet U.S. safety and quality standards and Congress would give the FDA enough funding to do the job, the Associated Press reported.
The association also wants to establish a system to expedite processing of imports that have been pre-cleared by the FDA. This would be achieved, in part, by having companies share in confidence test results and other data about those imports with the FDA.
This would enable the FDA to devote more resources to imports from sources deemed to be at high risk, the association said. Currently, the FDA inspects less than one percent of all food imports, the AP reported.
The proposal was welcomed by lawmakers and consumer groups who say that the FDA is unable to adequately monitor food imports.
FDA Recalls Defibrillators
A Class I recall for MRL/Welch Allyn AED 20 Automatic External Defibrillators has been issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. A Class I recall, the most serious type, involves situations where there's a reasonable probability that the use of a product will cause serious injury or death.