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Researchers from the University of California, San Francisco have quantified just how little physical education students at public elementary schools in the city get. At many schools, kids get far less than the state requires. 

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Public health researchers take aim at sugar, Elizabeth Banks makes a heart attack movie, new advances in treating prostate cancer and more from our Daily Briefing.

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State of the Union silence on health reform, perks for would-be hospital patients, microwave popcorn and kid vaccines, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Could socioeconomic factors explain why some kids are more physically fit -- and therefore healthier -- than others? Katharine Mieszkowski examines kids' physical fitness and health in one California community.

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Christopher Hitchens loses his battle with cancer, the link between smoking and skin cancer, and a new IBM project to improve kids' health, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Bedbugs vs. humans, flabby school children, and cutbacks in lead poisoning prevention money, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Too much arsenic found in fruit juice, good news for kids' health, and a drugstore chain's fight against prescription drug abuse, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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Contrary to popular belief, resilience is not innate. If you stress a child long enough and don't provide any nurturing to recover from the stress, research shows that the effects are damaging and long-term.

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"Appetite for Profit" author Michele Simon unpacks what journalists got right — and wrong — about this week's school lunch nutritition controversy, and how to add more context to your reporting on the issue.

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The Supremes make health reform headlines today, kids and cholesterol, and the links between an industrial solvent and Parkinson's disease, plus more from our Daily Briefing.

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