The Briefing 08-16-13

1) Obama says surprisingly little about crisis in Egypt

Death Toll In Egypt Clashes Climbs to 525, The New York Times (David Kirkpatrick)

In Rebuke to Egypt, Obama Cancels Joint Military Exercises, The New York Times (Mark Landler)

TRANSCRIPT: President Obama’s Remarks on Egypt, The Washington Post (The Washington Post Staff)

2) Prescription of powerful anti-psychotic drugs for children has tripled

U.S. Probes Use of Antipsychotic Drugs on Children, Wall Street Journal (Lucette Lagnado)

3) 1 in 10 Americans prescribed anti-depressants, including 1 in 4 women in 40s and 50s

A Glut of Antidepressants, New York Times (Roni Caryn Rabin)

4) Use of ADHD drugs increases by 50% in England

Use of ADHD drugs ‘increases by 50% in six years’, BBC

5) Research shows coffee may kill you…unless you’re already dead

Heavy coffee consumption linked to higher death risk, USA Today (Cathy Payne)

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