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Skipping healthcare, Coca Cola Obesity, Jellyfish Sting Remedies

A new report says millions of young adults are skipping necessary healthcare because of the cost, The world's biggest soft drink maker responds to claims by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg that sugary drinks increase obesity, With lots of beach-bound families heading to the coast this summer, there is something you should know about jellyfish stings

Skipping healthcare

A new report says millions of young adults are skipping necessary healthcare because of the cost.

The survey found 41% of adults in their 20's didn't receive necessary care in the last year.

And 60% for those who have no insurance.

This includes not filling prescriptions, skipping recommended tests, and avoiding doctor’s visits.

Coca Cola Obesity

The world's biggest soft drink maker responds to claims by New York mayor Michael Bloomberg that sugary drinks increase obesity.

Coca-cola argues there is no scientific link between obesity and sugary drinks.

They claim the intake of sugar from drinks fell 39% from 1999 to 2010.

During the same time, coke says the percentage of obese kids rose 13-percent and the percentage of obese adults rose 7%.

Mayor Bloomberg wants to limit the size of sugary drinks at restaurants, theaters, and street carts.

Jellyfish Sting Remedies

With lots of beach-bound families heading to the coast this summer, there is something you should know about jellyfish stings.

Those home remedies rumored to ease the pain of a jellyfish sting? They don't work!

A new study shows putting vinegar, alcohol, meat tenderizer, and yes, even urine on the sting may not be the way to go.

The study recommends putting hot water or lidocaine on the wound.

If those aren't available, researchers say salt water does the trick.

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