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The Children of Addicts, Treacherous Bikelanes, Red Meat, And More - Roundup For 10/30/2015

A new study out of New York City suggests painted bikelines may not be protecting cyclists.
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A new study out of New York City suggests painted bikelines may not be protecting cyclists.

What we're reading this week

After Years Of Decline, Why Is The Number Of Children In Foster Care Going Up? 

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
 

Why You Should Take Nutrition Research With A Grain Of Salt

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. 
 

When You Want to Go To Rehab, But Health Insurance Won't Pay

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.
 

Adding Painted Bike Lanes May Lead To More Cyclist Injuries

At least that's what a study at one New York City hospital found. WBUR's CommonHealth blog has more