TV Ads May Play Role in Underage Drinking, Obesity
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who recognize
fast-food advertisements on TV are more likely to be overweight,
and those familiar with TV ads for alcoholic beverages are more
likely to drink, according to two new studies from Children's
Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Secondhand Smoke Permeates Many Apartment Buildings: Study
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- A new survey of American
apartment dwellers reveals that upwards of a third of nonsmoking
residents sniff the stench of secondhand smoke in their building's
public spaces, while almost half smell it within their own
Two-Drug Therapy Helped Kids With Type 2 Diabetes
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children with type 2
diabetes may achieve better blood sugar control with a combination
of two drugs, metformin and Avandia, than with metformin alone, a
new study suggests.
Cellphones, Texting Put Teen Drivers in Danger, Studies Show
SUNDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- A pair of new studies
offers insight into young people who use cellphones while driving:
One finds that there's no safe position for texting at the wheel,
while the other suggests that the most compulsive cellphone users
have had more car accidents.