Disturbing new findings about young people and violence

CBS News, New York – New research finds that sugary drinks may cause an estimated 184,000 deaths each year around the world. Researchers from Tufts University in Boston studied surveys from more than 600,000 people. They estimate that consuming sugar-sweetened beverages led to 133,000 deaths from diabetes, 45,000 from cardiovascular disease and 6,400 from cancer. SOURCE – Circulation/MedDay/CBS

Children and physical abuse
More than a third of children and teens 17 years and younger were physically assaulted in the past year. That’s according to a new study from the University of New Hampshire. Most of the assaults were at the hands of siblings and peers. SOURCE – JAMA Pediatrics/MedDay/CBS

Ear infections
If you’ve wondered why some children get more ear infections than others, a rare gene variant may be to blame. An antibiotic drop is used to treat the issue in Europe. SOURCE – Nature Genetics/MedDay/CBS

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