Number of kids on medication jumps alarmingly

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The number of children who take medication for chronic diseases has jumped dramatically, another troubling sign that many of the youngest Americans are struggling with obesity, doctors say. Most of the increase in drugs for diabetes, attention deficit/hyperactivity and depression was seen in girls. The gender gap was most striking in diabetes: While the number of boys on medication grew by 39%, the number of girls grew 147%

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Spikes in kids' medications are at least ... by Mac McKinney on Saturday, Nov 8, 2008 at 11:04:16 PM