• ABCWATCH: Research links physical activity in children to higher academic performances

    Xt1 plain I love how we say polite applause. Back now with the important new study on kids’ health first reported in “The New York Times” magazine about how getting your kids to exercise may hel boost their grades. That’s right. Daily exercise has been shown to reduce an important kind of fat and could help your brain power so Read more...

  • Associated PressFew opioid-addicted youth get standard treatment medication

    CHICAGO (AP) — Only 1 in 4 teens and young adults with opioid addiction receive recommended treatment medication despite having good health insurance, according to a study that suggests doctors are not keeping up with the needs of youth caught up in the worst addiction crisis in U.S. history.”Young people may be dying because they are not getting the treatment Read more...

  • BBC NewsSugary cereals named and shamed by Liverpool health bosses

    Health officials have named and shamed what they say are the most sugary breakfast cereals.Some, including Kellogg’s Frosties and Coco Pops, contain three-and-a-half sugar cubes or more per 40g serving, Public Health Liverpool (PHL) found. A seven to 10-year-old’s recommended maximum daily allowance is six cubes. Kellogg’s said it had recently reduced sugar in Coco Pops by 14% and added Read more...

  • CBS NewsDemocrats plan to slow Senate's work in response to closed-door GOP health talks

    Senate Democrats plan to slow down work in the upper chamber in an effort aimed at drawing attention to Republicans’ secret negotiations to craft legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare. A senior aide told CBS News’ Steven Portnoy that Democrats will begin a series of parliamentary moves at 4 p.m. ET Monday in an effort to slow the Senate agenda. Read more...

  • FOX NewsBroccoli compound could help treat type 2 diabetes

    Some people don’t like to eat their vegetables , but for obese people with type 2 diabetes , broccoli could hold the key to slowing, and potentially reversing, the disease, according to a new study. Read more on FOX News.

  • New York TimesThe New Health Care: Get Well Sooner? A Healthier Roommate Could Help

    Your speed of recovery in a hospital is related to many things. Among them is one you might not consider: the condition of your roommate.A recent study published in the American Journal of Health Economics found that hospital patients who are assigned healthier roommates require less care and are discharged more rapidly, with no negative effects on their health. For Read more...

  • ReutersNovartis throws down gauntlet to Roche with Rituxan copy

    ZURICH Switzerland’s Novartis increased pressure on Roche’s ageing stable of big-selling drugs on Monday by becoming the latest company to win European approval for a cut-price version of Rituxan for blood cancer and immunological diseases.Rixathon, from Novartis’s Sandoz generics unit, follows Celltrion’s Truxima that secured the European Commission’s blessing in February to be used against diseases including non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Read more...

  • UPITeens, pre-teens support increasing smoking age to 21

    MONDAY, June 19, 2017 — Nearly two-thirds of U.S. teens support raising the minimum age for purchasing tobacco products to 21 years old, new research finds. Specifically, kids from 11 to 18 were asked if they supported the Tobacco 21 initiative — a program through the Preventing Tobacco Addiction Foundation that strives to raise the minimum age for tobacco purchases. Read more...

  • ABCWATCH: Educator uses his illness to teach life lessons at school

    before. I want to introduce you to a vibrant young teacher. Less than a year ago he received some shocking news but he is determined to find a silver lining in a horrible diagnosis and it has everything to do with the kids. This is Andrew Niblock’s morning routine. Good morning. Good morning, everyone. The head of the country day. Read more...

  • Associated PressReport: Dangerous chemical could threaten reservoir

    RINGWOOD, N.J. (AP) — A new report says that a dangerous chemical detected in groundwater near a Superfund site in New Jersey could pose a threat to a nearby reservoir that provides drinking water to as many as 3.5 million people.The report by the Jacobs engineering firm for the Wanaque Reservoir operators recommends treating the contaminated water at the Ringwood Read more...