Washington, DC (NAPSI) - There’s good news for parents who are looking for ways to help their teens make healthier choices when it comes to eating and exercise.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Here’s food for thought: Of the 55 million kids enrolled in U.S. schools, 21 million get free or reduced-cost lunch, yet 85 percent of the schoolchildren eligible for these U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sponsored lunches don’t get such meals when school’s not in session.

Las Vegas, Nevada (NAPSI) - Here’s food for thought about finances: Use of specific dietary supplements in U.S. adults over the age of 55 not only helps improve their health but, according to a new economic report, can also mean significant savings in health care costs.

Scottsdale, Arizona - What we eat plays a key role in keeping us healthy and protecting from major diseases, such as cancer and heart disease. Researchers are studying how certain foods can help enhance health and prevent illness.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Physically fit sixth-graders - especially girls - are less likely to report feeling depressed when they reach seventh grade, according to a study presented at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Eating nuts as part of a healthy diet can be good for your heart. Nuts, which contain unsaturated fatty acids and other nutrients, are a great snack food, too. They're inexpensive, easy to store and easy to pack when you're on the go.

Washington, DC - Frequent marijuana use can have a significant negative effect on the brains of teenagers and young adults, including cognitive decline, poor attention and memory, and decreased IQ, according to psychologists discussing public health implications of marijuana legalization at the American Psychological Association’s 122nd Annual Convention. 

Dallas, Texas (NAPSI) - Concerns surrounding the potential effects of hydraulic fracturing (also known as fracking) on public health and our environment have policymakers, industrialists and scientists looking to address critical questions about safety.

Washington, DC - A nasal brush test can rapidly and accurately diagnose Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), an incurable and ultimately fatal neurodegenerative disorder, according to a study by National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists and their Italian colleagues.

Las Vegas, Nevada - Children in the U.S. ate 67% more whole fruit from 2003-2010, but the amount of vegetables they ate remained unchanged, according to the latest Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also, from 2003-2010, children drank less juice, making whole fruit the main contributor of fruit to children’s diets, as recommended by experts.