Health headlines: Crib recall, teen drinking linked to 'R' movies and school lunch gets an ‘F’

On Thursday, the federal government recalled thousands of Simplicity and Graco cribs, because there is sufficient evidence that babies using the products run the risk of suffocation and/or strangulation.

The Quotient Company is claiming it has created a device that can diagnose ADHD based on electronic analysis of kids’ facial movements. If accurate, the machine could cut down on misdiagnosis of the disorder but many in the medical community are skeptical, including Dr. William Barbaresi, an ADHD researcher at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School found that Middle-school age kids who don’t watch R-rated movies are less likely to start drinking than children who view films that have been tagged with an R rating.

A new study shows there may be a correlation between breast milk fed babies and lower rates of asthma later in life.

A recent poll shows that despite a good deal of media attention about the need to make school lunches healthier, many still feel schools in their area aren’t offering enough nutritious options.