In Africa, half a million people died from malaria in 2013. Most of them were children. Researchers have learned that swelling of the brain is often the way malaria kills children infected with a severe form of the disease.
France may soon ban models that are too thin. Not only will models have to show they are an appropriate weight for their heights, modeling agencies and fashion designers who hire an excessively skinny model may be fined.
Documents from the 1960s and 1970s have revealed that the sugar industry worked closely with the National Institutes of Health to cut back on research that showed sugar was responsible for tooth decay.
Kids in sports can hit their heads and it can be difficult to determine on the sidelines how serious it is. Adding a simple and inexpensive vision test to the currently used tests might help parents and coaches quickly check a kid for a concussion.