Unsupervised play could improve children’s health

The study found that kids who were allowed at least some time to go out and explore on their own or with friends were between 14 and 19 percent more physically active than kids who were always supervised.

WHO: Ebola response shifts to ending epidemic

Health officials are now focused on ending the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak rather than just slowing the deadly virus’ spread, the World Health Organization said Thursday.

Indiana: Flunking in tobacco prevention

The American Lung Association gives Indiana an F in tobacco taxes, tobacco prevention and control, access to cessation programs, and C for smoke-free air.

Obama wants more money to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

Obama’s proposal would fund research into new antibiotics, monitoring of outbreaks and address resistance at veterans’ and military hospitals. It also would fund efforts to prevent overprescription of antibiotics.