7 Things You Need To Know Today (November 21)
1. Kids on ADHD medication are twice as likely to be bullied.
A large new study of 5,000 children found that those with prescriptions for attention disorders were more likely to be victimized at school than those without ADHD. The researchers say it might be because other kids are stealing from them or coercing them to give away their drugs. (TIME)
2. There might be a gene that makes you a reckless drunk.
New research finds that people who had a certain gene variation were more likely to report fights and aggressive, impulsive behavior while drinking alcohol. They were also more likely to be arrested for drunk driving. (TIME)
3. Counting your bites, instead of calories, could help you lose weight.
A study from Brigham Young University found that people who counted bites and committed to taking 20 to 30 percent fewer bites for a month, lost about 4 pounds. (Brigham Young University)
4. The National Institutes of Health is finally going to stop using chimpanzees for medical research.
5. Three Ebola cases confirmed in Liberia.
Two months after the country was ruled Ebola-free, three family members were diagnosed with the virus this week. (NYT)
6. Most meat has a scary percentage of superbugs in it.
The problem of superbugs in America's meat supply is reaching alarming levels. A new report called "America's Antibiotic Crisis" details a three-year investigation into the bacteria levels in meat and poultry. The study found that 57 percent of chicken samples and 83 percent of turkey samples had superbugs. Happy Thanksgiving, right? (GrubStreet)
7. Caitlyn Jenner and Chandi Moore shared an emotional video urging trans acceptance.
On Transgender Remembrance Day, the two activists honor trans men and women who have been killed for being transgender, and exhort people to show love and acceptance to them. (NYMag)
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