Baltimore Sun: CDC says there are four steps to living longer
Doctors always say that if you don’t smoke, eat well, exercise regularly and limit alcohol you’ll live longer. Now the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has put an actual statistic behind that advice, according to a study published in the American Journal of Public Health.

The Hill: HHS seeks further gains in childrens’ coverage
Major gains have been made in the push to get children enrolled in public health care programs, according to a new report released Thursday by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, just as the federal government rolled out $40 million in grants to further boost enrollment.

Washington Post: ADHD diagnoses increase in the United States, federal data show
Nearly one in 10 U.S. children is being diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a new analysis by the National Center for Health Statistics released Thursday.

Reuters: Moderate drinking cuts risk of Alzheimer’s, study shows
Light to moderate social drinking, a glass or two of wine or beer a day, can reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to American researchers.

Time: How safe is tobacco that melts in your mouth?
Big name tobacco brands are ramping up their presence in the dissolvable tobacco game, and consumers in test markets, as well as regulators, are trying to figure out what to make of the new products.

CBS News: Influenza guidelines set by CDC: Who needs flu shot?
Who should get a flu shot this year? Just about everyone six months of age or older. That’s the word from the CDC, which said flu vaccinations for all make sense even though this season’s flu strains are the same as those from last year.