WSTP – New sleep guidelines for babies, kids and teens
Kids who don’t get enough sleep are at risk for a whole range of mental and physical woes, including some potentially serious health issues. New sleep guidelines for babies, school-age children and teens, released Monday, outline just how many hours of sleep kids need at every age in order to help them be at their best. The American Academy of Pediatrics is lending its backing to the recommendations developed by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.

U.S. News – E-Cigarettes a Gateway to Smoking for Teens: Study
Teens in the United States who use electronic cigarettes are six times more likely to move on to traditional cigarettes compared to kids who never use the devices, a new study reports. A survey of about 300 high school students found a troubling pattern, although some experts disagree with the conclusions.

Huffington Post – Migraines Linked To Vitamin D Deficiency In New Study
If you’re prone to migraines, you might be deficient in vitamin D, a new study has suggested. A high percentage of children and young adults who suffer migraines have mild deficiencies in vitamin D, riboflavin (vitamin B2) and coenzyme Q10 – an antioxidant needed for basic cell function – according to researchers in the US. They said more research needs to be done to determine whether vitamin supplements could prevent migraines going forward.

NBC Connecticut – Connecticut Legislators Call Congress Complicit in Orlando Mass Shooting
Connecticut legislators were quick to react to the news of the worst massacre in U.S. history on Sunday. Sen. Chris Murphy condemned the killing of 50 people at an Orlando nightclub, and called Congress complicit in the shooting because of its inaction on gun control.

American Public Health Association – APHA mourns Orlando shootings
The American Public Health Association today expressed its sympathies for those affected by yesterday’s shootings in Orlando, Florida, and its deep dismay over the tragic epidemic of gun violence affecting our nation. “We extend our sincere condolences to the individuals, relatives and community members harmed by the senseless tragedy that occurred Sunday in Orlando,” said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, executive director of APHA. “This event — the single largest mass shooting in our nation’s history — led to the death of at least 50 people with many more injured. We are particularly troubled that members of the LGBT community were targeted.”