Bloomberg BNAFocus on power plant rule’s health benefits could build wider support among public
The Obama administration’s emphasis on the public health benefits of its first-ever greenhouse gas emissions standards for existing power plants may help make climate change resonate with more Americans—which could build support for the controversial rule. Communications research suggests that educating the public on the health impacts of climate change and the benefits of curbing greenhouse gas emissions could be key to convincing a wider range of Americans to support the power plant rule and other climate policies.

Medical News TodaySunscreen alone ‘not enough’ to protect against melanoma
This year, approximately 76,100 new cases of melanoma will be diagnosed – the deadliest form of skin cancer. Since exposure to ultraviolet light – from the sun and tanning beds – is a major risk factor for melanoma, wearing sunscreen is top of the list as a prevention aid. But now, a new study published in the journal Nature suggests that sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against the disease.

Boston GlobeArtificial pancreas offers hope to diabetes patients
An artificial pancreas developed by Boston researchers shows considerable promise to dramatically change the treatment of type 1 diabetes, potentially enabling 2 million Americans to eat what they want without counting carbohydrates or calculating insulin injections, researchers announced Sunday. Investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston University developed the experimental device, which consists of an automated pump that releases the hormones insulin and glucagon and a glucose monitoring system controlled by an iPhone app.

HealthdayCaffeine Affects Teen Boys, Girls Differently, Study Says
Kids appear to process caffeine — the stimulant in coffee, energy drinks and soda — differently after puberty. Males then experience greater heart-rate and blood-pressure changes than females, a new study suggests. Although the differences are small, “even what we might consider low doses of caffeine can have an effect on heart rate and blood pressure in kids,” said study lead author Jennifer Temple, an associate professor at the University at Buffalo in New York.