- A recent study by Gallup and Healthways shows that fewer 18- to 25-year-olds are uninsured in the third quarter of 2012. The decrease in uninsured college-aged students may be because of laws allowing children to stay on their parents’ health insurance until age 26.
- High blood pressure and inflammation, traits associated with obesity, cause the brains of overweight people to work harder to reach the same academic results of people who are not overweight, according to a study by Carnegie Mellon University.
- The Food and Drug Administration released reports last week detailing energy drinks’ roles in recent deaths. The FDA says death by caffeine is uncommon, but certain heart conditions can increase the risk.