Today’s Health Stories – Nov. 5, 2018

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A new study finds a Mediterranean diet rich in fish can help reduce asthma in children. Researchers in Australia say children who consumed fatty fish like salmon, trout and sardines showed improved lung function after six months.

The American Heart Association says CPR training in high school saves lives. Researchers found that in states where students were required to take CPR…  41-percent of heart attack sufferers received CPR from a bystander…that’s compared to 36-percent in states where CPR training wasn’t mandatory.

And, the American Academy of Pediatrics is updating its policy on physically punishing children. The new statement suggests spankings only increase aggression in children and does not teach responsibility and self-control.  Doctors also found physical discipline could have a negative effect on brain development.

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