Health News Brief: Food and Beverage Companies Slim Down Products to Fight Obesity, Food Allergies A 'Hidden Disability' In Schools For Increasing Number Of Students, Study: Anger And Heart Attacks Strongly Linked American Medical ID


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Health News Brief

August 20. 2013   

’No Such Thing’ As Left Or Right Brained People
We have all heard references to people being a "left-brained" or "right-brained" thinker. But researchers from the University of Utah say their latest research shows this is a myth. Previous studies over the years have suggested that we use one half of our brain more often than the other, playing a part in the type of personality we have.
Source: PLOS One Read More

Study: Anger And Heart Attacks Strongly Linked
A study from Harvard Medical School researchers shows that the risk of having a heart attack is significantly higher following an outburst of anger — the more intense the outburst, the higher the risk.
Source: Harvard Medical School Read More

Food and Beverage Companies Slim Down Products to Fight Obesity
The nation's top food and beverage companies reminded the government that they are part of the solution—and not the cause—of American's obesity problem. Fulfilling a commitment made three years ago, 16 companies including brand owners such as Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, Nestle USA, Kellogg, General Mills, and Kraft Foods announced that they had reached their goal of taking 1.5 trillion calories out of the marketplace, three years ahead of schedule.
Source: Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Read More

Food Allergies A 'Hidden Disability' In Schools For Increasing Number Of Students
Recent cases in both state appeals and federal trial courts around Michigan over life-threatening food allergies have drawn both attention and criticism over how schools deal with the condition. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control show that 4 percent of school-age children in America have a food allergy, and the number of children with food allergies increased by 18 percent between 1997 and 2007.
Source: National Center for Health Statistics Read More

Soda Drinking Tied To Kids' Behavior Problems: Study
Children who drink soda tend to score slightly higher on scales that measure aggressive behavior than kids who don't drink the carbonated beverages, according to a new study. The study's lead author cautioned, however, that the increase may not be noticeable for individual children and the researchers can't prove soda caused the bad behaviors.
Source: Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health Read More


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