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Letters: ADHD

Originally published on Sun March 13, 2011 1:00 pm

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GUY RAZ, host:

Welcome back to ALL THINGS CONSIDERED from NPR News. I'm Guy Raz.

Yesterday, we heard from Dutch researcher Lidy Pelsser about her study on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and diet. It was published in February in the British medical journal The Lancet.

Pelsser said there is no such disease as ADHD, and that two-thirds of kids who have attention and hyperactivity problems actually have a sensitivity reaction to certain foods. The solution, she says? They just need to limit what they eat.

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Asia

Japan Struggles With Post-Quake Crises

Japan grapples with the mounting humanitarian crisis that has followed from the massive earthquake and tsumani. Thousands are dead and displaced in the northeastern part of the country.

3:00pm

Sun March 13, 2011
Asia

Partial Meltdown Possible At Japan Nuke Plant

Little is known about the state of Japan's nuclear power plants, several of which sustained heavy damage in last Friday's earthquake. Officials think a partial meltdown may have occurred at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant.

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Sun March 13, 2011
Humans

Human Echolocation: Using Sound to See

Daniel Kish has been blind since he was about one. He's also ridden bikes and hiked since he was a kid. How does he do it? Echolocation.

12:48pm

Sun March 13, 2011
The Two-Way

Evacuees Face Radiation Fears, Uncertainty In Japan's Northeast

Millions of Japanese lack water and electricity, as relief workers race to save survivors of Friday's powerful earthquake and tsunami that hit the country's northeast coast.

"It's urgent everywhere in the northeast," reports Doualy Xaykaothao from Fukushima prefecture.

Government agencies have been sending water, blankets, rice balls and instant noodles to people displaced by the disaster, and it has deployed thousands of workers to help.

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