CNNAnimals can be like humans, too
CNN: Can you talk about how being nice to another individual helps you?
De Waal: Sometimes people put that in a very narrow sense, and they say that everything that humans do or that animals do needs to have a payoff, but that’s not true. The example … of adoption of children, I basically think it’s a costly act with no payoff, and these things happen in animals also.

TIMEWhy children born in the U.S. have higher risk of allergies
With pollen and other spring allergens in the air, researchers investigated whether place of birth affected the risk of developing allergies, and the answer turns out to be — yes.

POLITICOWill health care cost slowdown last
Maybe health care won’t bankrupt the country after all. A dramatic slowdown in the growth of health care spending in recent years could be here to stay, according to two studies published Monday by Health Affairs.

CTVFDA proposes cancer warnings on tanning beds
Indoor tanning beds would come with new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to more stringent federal oversight under a proposal unveiled Monday by the Food and Drug Administration. The FDA has regulated tanning beds and sun lamps for over 30 years, but for the first time ever the agency says those devices should not be used by people under age 18.

And …

  • It’s National Nurses Week — honoring our all-purpose health deliverers who work in emergency rooms, school based clinics, and homeless shelters, to name a few. The week is celebrated annually from May 6-12.
  • It’s the 50th anniversary of newborn screening in the U.S. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called this one of the 10 greatest American public health achievements.
  • Improving the Health, Safety and Well-being of Young Adults, a workshop hosted by the Institute of Medicine and National Research Council, kicks off today at the National Academy of Sciences building in Washington, D.C., and will also be available live via webcast.