The Week in Health: Barbara Bush, vending machines and the 'Stroke Belt'

By Amanda Stewart,

This week was yet another eventful week in the world of health. With the Jahi McMath proceedings, Barbara Bush in the hospital, and the flu virus spreading, it’s hard to keep up.

The government announced that vending machines will now be required to have nutrition information on them as a part of the new healthcare law. Research has actually found that drinking [in moderation] can boost your immune system. The southeast is leading the nation in number of strokes. A study found a link between bodily sensation and the emotion that a person is feeling.

Researchers also found that if give a child too much praise, especially if they have low self-esteem, it may hold them back in the future. Here’s what you need to know.

1. Yes, the government is actually requiring nutrition information to be on the outside of vending machines across the nation. This is a part of the new healthcare act in hopes that seeing the information will make people make better choices, as if the person buying a Snickers in place of lunch didn’t already know it wasn’t the best choice.

To get in-depth information about this addition to the health care law, you can check out the full story.

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