Hannah Montana may not be as sweet as she looks: According to Health Day, a new study finds that "social bullying" is prevalent in kids' TV shows popular with children ages 2 to 11. Researchers looked at 150 episodes of the 50 most popular shows among this demographic in 2005. From "Hannah Montana" to "SpongeBob SquarePants," researchers found that many shows feature characters who insult each other and "bully others in non-physical ways."
The Los Angeles Times reports that a new study from Harvard researchers has found that people in high positions of power -- from military leaders to business executives -- may actually be less stressed than others their age. The study concluded that this difference was due to control; those in power had more control over their daily lives, schedules and financial status.
A voluntary recall of Sunland Inc.'s peanut butter and almond butter has been expanded to include cashew butter and all other products produced at their manufacturing plant in Portales, New Mexico,CNN reports. This plant was shut down last weekend after Trader Joe's recalled its Creamy Salted Valencia Peanut Butter because of possible Salmonella contamination. Sunland says the recall applies to products made at this plant with a "best if used by" date between May 1, 2013 and September 24, 2013.
Reuters reports that kids in the U.S. consume just as much salt as adults, according to a new government study, which can lead to high blood pressure and eventually, risk of heart attack or stroke. "Not only is the high sodium something to be avoided, but it is also indicative of an unhealthy diet," Dr. Frederick Kaskel of the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York, told Reuters Health.
Black youth ages 12 to 20 see more advertising for alcohol on TV and in magazines than the rest of their peers, a new study from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health reports. This discrepancy can be attributed to two things, NBC explains: Many alcohol ads target black youth, and this group tends to consume more media than others in their age group. According to Nielson statistics referenced in the study, this demographic watched 53 percent more television than youths in general in 2010.