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Melissa Healy

Melissa Healy is a health and science reporter with the Los Angeles Times writing from the Washington, D.C., area. She covers prescription drugs, obesity, nutrition and exercise, and neuroscience, mental health and human behavior. She's been at The Times for more than 30 years, and has covered national security, environment, domestic social policy, Congress and the White House. As a baby boomer, she keenly follows trends in midlife weight gain, memory loss and the health benefits of red wine.
High school students reveal a link between screen time and ADHD

Frequent use of digital media may be associated with the development of ADHD symptoms in adolescence but more research is needed to know if the association is causal. The study is based on 2,587 Los Angeles County high school students who were tracked over two years.

About 15 percent of Americans with HIV don't know they're infected, CDC says

The new report is the latest measure of how well public health authorities are doing at boosting rates of early diagnosis and care for HIV — goals that will extend life expectancies for patients and reduce the virus’ spread.

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