The Children of Addicts, Treacherous Bikelanes, Red Meat, And More - Roundup For 10/30/2015
What we're reading this week
Our own Jake Harper takes a look at one major factor behind of this disturbing trend in Indiana. Also, the American Academy of Pediatrics asks doctors to go above and beyond for patients in foster care to counter the effects of childhood trauma, as Side Effects' Andrea Muraskin reports.
The WHO made headlines early this week with its declaration about the connections between red and processed meats and cancer. But as physician Aaron Carroll points out in the New York Times, food research is notoriously unreliable.
Addiction specialists argue that substance abuse is best treated when it’s managed like any other chronic disease. But this is far from the reality in the U.S., where health insurers often refuse to pay for rehab, despite mental health parity laws. New York State is cracking down, as Side Effects' Michelle Faust reports.
At least that's what a study at one New York City hospital found. WBUR's CommonHealth blog has more.