March 28, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 28, 2017
Health and Medical Briefs:
People diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have smaller brain volume than those without the disorder. CNN says the differences in brain volume were identified by reviewing brain scans that compared people without ADHD to those with the disorder. ADHD is a neurodevelopmental disorder. It can cause inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity. More than one in 20 people younger than 18 is affected by the disorder, and two-thirds of people affected have symptoms into adulthood.
The researchers discovered that overall brain volume --and in five regions in particular-- were smaller in people with ADHD than in other people. The biggest difference was found in the brain's amygdala. That's the part of the brain responsible for emotions. The other parts of the brain affected included: the caudate nucleus, the putamen, the nucleus accumbens, and the hippocampus. The brain differences were most prominent in the brains of children with ADHD and less obvious in the brains of adults with the disorder. (Bartha)
March 24, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 24, 2017
I'm a Poll Man: A new Quinnipiac University poll says that a majority of American voters oppose the Republicans' plan to repeal and replace ObamaCare. The new survey says that 56-percent of voters disapprove of the GOP healthcare plan, while just 17-percent support ...
March 23, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 23, 2017
Drivers Ed: A town in Japan is offering seniors discount funerals if they promise to stop driving. The Ichinomiya Police Department has partnered with a local funeral home to give elderly drivers a 15-percent discount if they turn over their driving ...
March 20, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 20, 2017
Monday (03-20): Spring officially arrives: 6:29 AM (EDT). But more importantly, American Chocolate Week begins! You're welcome! Was it that long ago? Anniversaries: 101 years ago! ALBERT EINSTEIN published his Theory of Relativity, 1916. Getting up to speed... or ...
March 17, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 17, 2017
MStates with the largest Irish-American populations: There are many more Irish people in the U-S than in Ireland --if you believe 'em all. There's just 4.6 million people in Ireland (and another 1.8 million in Northern Ireland) but In the US today, there are 33.1 ...
March 16, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 16, 2017
Survivor: real life: LUCKY is an understatement for KYLE WHITNEY. The man, who's 34, and lives in El Reno, Oklahoma, woke up last week with numbness in his arm, leg and face."Since I was halfway asleep, I thought it was just maybe that part of my body falling ...
March 15, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 15, 2017
Sucks to be you: Think big-time action stars don't have a celebrity crush or two? Think again! HUGH JACKMAN revealed in a new interview that he ate lunch with JOHN TRAVOLTA while they were working on a movie one day and OLIVIA NEWTON-JOHN popped in! The Aussie promptly ...
March 13, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 13, 2017
Trash talk and satellite dish: Is PAMELA ANDERSON really hot and heavy with JULIAN ASSANGE? Although the blonde bombshell has been spotted bringing the Wikileaks founder lots of goodies to the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, speculation is their friendship may be based ...
March 9, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 9, 2017
Trash talk and satellite dish: Season 24 of "Dancing With the Stars" won't hit the air until Monday, March 20th, but there's already drama on the set! Sources tell RadarOnline.com that NANCY KERRIGAN is morphing into a serious diva, trying to choreograph her own ...
March 7, 2017Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Mar 7, 2017
The Stock Market: Are you a Netflix subscriber? The Research Group's annual on-demand study says more TV households in the U.S. have Netflix than have a digital video recorder --54 percent for Netflix to 53 percent for DVRs. And about 23-percent of all adults in TV ...