Day: January 5, 2022

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GOP senators press HHS on COVID-19 testing

Two senior Republican senators are pressing President Joe Biden’s administration on the availability of COVID-19 testing after Congress appropriated tens of billions of dollars to improve access.

In a letter sent to Health and Human Services Department Secretary Xavier Becerra Monday, Sens. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Richard Burr (R-N.C.) ask how the department allocated $83 billion Congress authorized for pandemic response, following a holiday season when people scrambled for hard-to-find tests. Blunt is ranking member of the appropriations subcommittee with authority over HHS and Burr is ranking member of the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

“Today, our country faces a testing shortage, with long lines to obtain a PCR test and empty shelves for Americans seeking to purchase rapid tests,” the senators wrote.

“It is unclear to us why we are facing such dire circumstances now. It does not appear to be because of lack of funding but a

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‘Few-foods’ diet could be recipe for easing ADHD symptoms

(HealthDay)—Can eating a highly restrictive “few-foods diet” ease the classic symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in kids?

New research suggests that short-term nutritional intervention, which tests whether certain foods are a trigger for ADHD symptoms through the process of elimination, might make a difference.

ADHD can result in inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness, and nutrition can play a part in managing symptoms, the European researchers said.

In the case of this study, the most stringent diets consisted of rice, turkey, vegetables (cabbage, beets, cauliflower, sprouts, lettuce), pears, olive oil, ghee (clarified butter), salt and drinks with added calcium and water. During the first two weeks of the diet, other foods were added, including lamb, butter and small portions of wheat, corn, potatoes, some fruits and honey.

The authors explained the eating plan eventually results in a personalized diet excluding only those foods the patient reacts to, which could be

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