News bites: Public health on supercommittee chopping block

The deficit supercommittee's default cuts would slam medical research, disease prevention and public health, Kaiser Health News reports.

New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics allows preschoolers as young as 4 to be prescribed attention-deficit drugs, Bloomberg reports.

Some states are seeking flexibility to push the federal health law further, reports The Washington Post.

People with eating disorders are fighting insurers to have their conditions covered, reports The New York Times.

A new study published in Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine says U.S. cellphone safety guidelines underestimate harmful radiation absorbed by children.