• SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 22:  Cans of Coca Cola are displayed in a food truck's cooler on July 22, 2014 in San Francisco, California. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will vote on Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot for a 2-cents-per-ounce soda tax. If the measure passes in the November election, tax proceeds would help finance nutrition, health, disease prevention and recreation programs.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
    September 30, 2015  

    Coca-Cola, the world’s largest producer of sugary beverages, had been a partner and sponsor of the American Academy of Pediatrics. But the Academy is now ending its relationship after revelations that the company has paid for scientific research playing down the role of soda in obesity. Hari Sreenivasan learns more from Anahad O’Connor of The New York Times. Continue reading

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    June 24, 2014  

    A new study by the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that reading daily to young children, starting in infancy, can help with language acquisition and literacy skills. But, the report says, many children are missing out. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at the consequences and opportunities to improve with lead author of the study, Dr. Pamela High of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Continue reading

  • June 4, 2007  

    Retired businessman Frank Brady’s charity Medical Missions for Children brings together American specialists with doctors in developing countries via teleconferencing to better treat children with rare illnesses. The NewsHour reports on the organization’s work. Continue reading