February is the shortest month and was a little light on relevant news this year as well. There were, however, some highlights that I’d like to share: Children’s Health Despite programs to promote healthy eating for children and adolescents, kids are still being exposed to food-related advertising at school (Counsel & Heal). This is prompting a call for standards to be created regarding this food. Over 60% of elementary school children are exposed to some kind of coupon and almost half… Read more »

The New Year is off to a flying start, not just for me but for the health research community as well! Hope this post finds everyone in good spirits and ready for a healthy and productive 2014. Something I am trying to work on this year is positive thinking. I think it’s really important to stay optimistic, no matter what life throws at us. Finnish researchers recently mapped parts of the body that are activated by each emotion and discovered… Read more »