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  • Schools spending thousands on products meant to keep students safe
    After tragedies like Sandy Hook and Parkland, the pressure has grown on school administrators to keep students safe. That has fueled a school-safety industry valued at nearly $3 billion. CBS News national correspondent Adriana Diaz reports. ..... Read More.
    CBS NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingTue, December 18, 2018
    1 hour ago
  • California’s 376 Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2017 Equals Previous Year, Report Shows
    The California Department of Industrial Relations issued a report on Tuesday showing that 376 Californians died on the job in 2017, the same as in 2016. California’s workplace fatality rate remains stable with slight fluctuations over the past eight years, … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingTue, December 18, 2018
    1 hour ago
  • Judge Seeks Monitoring of CVS and Aetna During Antitrust Review
    A federal judge overseeing the merger settlement wants the combined companies to keep some operations separate while he examines the $69 billion deal. ..... Read More.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES – Health | Consumers & ShoppingTue, December 18, 2018
    1 hour ago
  • Breast-Feeding Tied to Smaller Waist Size in Mother
    Breast-feeding for longer than six months may lead to a smaller waist size for the mother, researchers report, and the effect persists for as long as a decade. ..... Read More.
    THE NEW YORK TIMES – Health | Consumers & ShoppingTue, December 18, 2018
    4 hours ago
  • Worldwide Facilities Adds Ives as Broker, Cannabis Specialist in Washington
    Worldwide Facilities has named Norman Ives to the management and brokerage team in its NutraRisk division, which specializes in cannabis, nutraceuticals and dietary supplements insurance coverage. Ives, who is based out of Washington, has more than 20 years of insurance … ..... Read More.
    INSURANCE JOURNAL – General | Consumers & ShoppingTue, December 18, 2018
    5 hours ago
  • Banning sweets at supermarket checkouts ‘works’
    Removing the temptation stops unhealthy impulse buying, a large UK study suggests. ..... Read More.
    BBC NEWS – Health | Consumers & ShoppingTue, December 18, 2018
    6 hours ago
  • Nutrition programs in schools found to reduce obesity
    The study focuses on programs that were rolled out in several middle schools By Kristen Dalli of ConsumerAffairs December 18, 2018 The negative health effects associated with obesity make up a lengthy list. This is particularly important for children struggling to stay healthy, as many health risks can last through adulthood. A new study conducted by researchers from Yale University shows promise in this area. The researchers found that children were able to keep healthy body mass indices (BMIs) when their schools instated nutritional programs. This is some of the strongest evidence we have to date that nutrition education and promoting healthy eating behaviors in the classroom and cafeteria can have a meaningful impact on childrens health, said Marlene Schwartz, director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at the University of Connecticut. These findings can inform how we approach federal wellness policy requirements and implementation in schools… ..... Read More.
    CONSUMER AFFAIRS – General | Consumers & ShoppingTue, December 18, 2018
    7 hours ago
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