Tomorrow’s Health: apps for kids, leftover opioids & diabetes risk

Tomorrow's Health

WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - A new analysis of international research finds interactive apps aimed at young children may be a useful, accessible tool supporting early learning.

The study in Pediatrics says apps can be effective when it comes to math, language, and health.

Leftover meds

Researchers at the University of Michigan warn leftover opioid medicines are putting children at risk.

Doctors found prompt disposal rates doubled when parents were given disposal packets, plus information on the dangers of keeping old medicines around.

BMI & diabetes

Doctors in Indiana report women with a high body mass index (BMI) earlier in life face a spike in type 2 diabetes risk.

Researchers indicate weight control starting before early adulthood is critical for cutting type 2 diabetes risk later on.

Copyright 2019 WWNY. All rights reserved.