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  • 5,400,000  — The approximate number of kids in the United States that have been diagnosed with ADHD, according to the Centers for Disease Control and  Prevention (CDC). Source: “ADHD More Common Among Youngest Kids in Class: Overdiagnosed?” CBS.
  • 5.5 — The percentage that diagnosis rates of ADHD have increased, on average, per year from 2003 to 2007, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Source: “ADHD More Common Among Youngest Kids in Class: Overdiagnosed?” CBS.
  • 6 — The percentage of airline pilots who work the same shift every day, according to a new 2012 Sleep in America poll, which suggests that variable schedules lead to sleepiness which leads to slower reaction times, decreased attention, and problems processing and learning information.  Source: “One in Five Pilots Report a Serious Error Related to Sleepiness,” the Wall  Street Journal.
  • 20 — The percentage of airline pilots who admitted that sleepiness had led to one or more serious errors, according to a new 2012 Sleep in America poll. Source: “One in Five Pilots Report a Serious Error Related to Sleepiness,” the Wall   Street Journal.
  • 10 — The approximate percentage of children who snore regularly, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Health and Neck Surgery. Source: “Snoring, Mouth-Breathing Tots More Likely to Develop Behavioral Problems,” CBS.
  • 3 — The approximate percentage of children (between two and four percent) who suffer from sleep apnea, according to the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Health and Neck Surgery. Source: “Snoring, Mouth-Breathing Tots More Likely to Develop Behavioral Problems,” CBS.
  • 4 — The number of influenza strains that a new, nasal spray-based vaccine from AstraZeneca’s MedImmune unit protects against. Source: “FDA Approves First Influenza Vaccine That Protects Against 4 Strains,” CBS.
  • 16 — The percentage of their daily calories that children are getting from sugars added to prepared and processed drinks and foods, according to new government figures. Source: “A.M. Vitals: Drug for Parkinson’s Shows Potential in Traumatic Brain Injury,” the Wall      Street Journal.

Source&Courtesy:TheAtlantic.Com

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