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tvhighquality-043015.jpg Just one hour of television watching a day could drastically increase the risk of obesity for some kids, according to a new study from researchers at the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes at the University of Virginia. For the study the researchers collected data on roughly 11,000 kids who took part in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study between 2011 and 2012.

img2-143015.jpg Bullying at a young age could have more dire consequences than parental child abuse, according to a new study from researchers at the U.K.'s University of Warwick. For the study the researchers collected data from roughly 5,400 children in the U.S. and U.K. aged 7 to 13. They asked kids whether they had been the victim of child abuse, sexual abuse and/or bullying.

Airpollution-043015.jpg Areas with higher air pollution rates may be more likely to produce children with lower birth rates, according to a new study from researchers at The University of Rochester Medical Center. For the study the researchers reviewed health records for children born in Beijing, China over the last decade.

Urinesampl-143015.jpg A new urine test could help predict the likelihood of obesity, according to a new study from researchers at the Imperial College of London. For the study the researchers collected urine samples from 2,000 participants in the U.S. and the U.K., focusing specifically on metabolites in the urine. They found that there are at least 29 different metabolites detectable in the urine.

Inhaler-042915.jpg Asthma could be cured in as few as five years, according to a new study from researchers at Wales' University of Cardiff. For the study the researchers looked specifically at the cells that cause the airway to constrict during the course of an asthma attack. "Our findings are incredibly exciting," said Daniela Riccardi, a professor from Cardiff University School of Biosciences.

Sneeze-042815.jpg The FDA has issued a recall on several varieties of liquid Mucinex cold remedies. The recall was issued after it was discovered that drug ingredients listed on the front labels may not always align with the drug facts listed elsewhere on the label. The recall includes the products MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Night Time Cold & Flu; MUCINEX® FAST-MAX® Cold & Sinus and others.

Tanning-042715.jpg New York State Attorney General Eric T. Scheiderman has filed suits against two indoor tanning facilities claiming that there is "nothing safe" about their services. The suits came down against Portofino Spas and Total Tan and he also plans to file suit against Beach Bum Tanning and Planet Fitness. "Make no mistake about it: There is nothing safe about indoor tanning."

jenis-042715.jpg Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream has recalled its entire product line due to the ongoing listeria scare. The move comes after a random sample testing by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture turned up positive for the potentially deadly contaminate. Jeni's is the second national ice cream producer to recall its product line this month and follows Blue Ice Cream, which pulled its products last week.

Adderallrx-042315.jpg Leading ADHD drugs like Adderall often increase productivity but could also pose some health risks, according to a new study from researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). When used improperly these drugs can lead to drug-addiction, irregular heartbeat, and hallucinations and they've become more popular with teens and adults in recent years.

Autismribbon-042215.jpg There is no clear link between the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism, according to a new study from researchers at The Lewin Group, a health care consulting firm in Falls Church, Virginia. For the study the researchers examined health records for about 96,000 kids, all of whom have older siblings.

Mammography-042215.jpg The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued a new guideline stating that women should begin having yearly mammograms at the age of 50. The new guideline updates a 2009 suggestion that says women should begin having mammograms every other year starting at the age of 50. This change, in fact, marks the third shift in thinking about mammograms in the last decade.

medicine-042215.jpg Taking too many vitamin supplements could actually increase the risk of cancer and other illnesses, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Cancer. For the study researchers examined any links between excessive use of specific supplements and increases in cancer risk. They found that folic acid supplements were linked with a twenty percent increased risk.

Autismribbon-042215.jpg Adults with autism may struggle to find work opportunities, according to a new study from researchers at the A.J. Drexel Autism Institute at Drexel University in Philadelphia. About one in every 68 children develop the condition and the new data reveals that about one in ten adults with autism is unemployed.

Depressed-042215.jpg Mindfulness therapy may be as effective as antidepressants for some patients, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Oxford. For the study the researchers studied 424 depression patients, half of whom took industry standard medications while the other half used mindfulness therapy.

The FDA has announced plans for two days of hearings to review safety claims of homeopathic remedies. In recent years the agency has issued warnings to as many as 40 different homeopathic remedy makers warning them against claims for potential health benefits of their products. Health reporter Dr. Holly Phillips commented on the issue with "CBS This Morning" earlier this week.

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