From MedPage Today:
- Congress Wrestles With School Lunches. Federally funded programs to get kids to eat their vegetables at school — not an easy task at home either — got a hard look from a Senate panel at a hearing.
- Are E-Cigs a Gateway to Smoking? Lots of questions remain about the effects that using electronic cigarettes have on adolescents, including whether they are a “gateway” drug to regular cigarettes.
- Food Companies Dodge Real Reforms in Marketing to Kids. Although makers of breakfast cereals and fast foods have technically fulfilled pledges made in an industry self-regulation initiative involving marketing to children, those promises didn’t address the real problems
- Intensive Tx Fails to Slow Atherosclerosis. Aggressive blood pressure and lipid-lowering treatment after stenting had the expected effect on those surrogate markers but didn’t slow down atherosclerosis any better in the Japanese MILLION trial.