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2 hrs ago | Holtville Tribune

Lawmakers Want Safety Caps on Liquid Nicotine for E-Cigarettes

The stuff called Cotton Candy, Fruity Loops and even Gummi Bear. But this particular stuff is not a pack of bubble gum or bag of fruit chews you might see as you check out at your local convenience store.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Bill Nelson, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicine, Barbara Boxer, Mark Pryor, Family, Kids

6 hrs ago | The Southtown Star

Vickroy: Doctor's orders - read to your baby

Brian Yaro is only 2, but he already knows how to read Dr. Seuss's "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish."


Related Topix: Libraries, Medicine, Palos Heights, IL, Oak Lawn, IL

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Doctors in SLO County frustrated over high cost of vaccines

The high cost of vaccines is a problem in San Luis Obispo County, said County Medical Officer Dr. Penny Borenstein.


Related Topix: San Luis Obispo County, CA, Vaccinations, Health, Medicine

Is the Ohio measles outbreak nearly over?

Jermaine Roberts waits for pediatrician Amanda Porro M.D. to administer his measles vaccination during a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on May 16, 2014 in Miami, Florida.


Related Topix: Ohio, Medicine, Vaccinations, Health

WINK-TV Fort Myers

Consumer Reports warns against spray sunscreens

There are growing concerns that the sunscreen you use on your children or grandchildren could be dangerous for them.


Related Topix: Sundown, Bullfrog, Sunscreens (generic), Food and Drug Administration, Family, Kids, Cancer, Health

Dallas Morning News

Setback for HIV cure: Signs of infection exist in child believed to have been cured

A child in Mississippi who was thought to have been cured of HIV after aggressive drug treatment in infancy is now showing signs of infection with the virus, federal health officials announced Thursday, a serious setback to hopes for a cure for AIDS.


Related Topix: Medicine, Long Beach, CA

Christian Science Monitor

Are nutrition standards for school meals too tough? Congress considers tweaks.

A healthy chicken salad school lunch, prepared under federal guidelines, sitting on display at the cafeteria at Draper Middle School in Rotterdam, N.Y., Sept.


Related Topix: Life, Food, Medicine, Nutrition, Michelle Obama, Education Etc., Family, Kids

KOLD-TV Tucson

Valley doctors concerned over cost of vaccines

A new report shows vaccinations costs for the average child have increased twentyfold from $100 in 1986 to more than $2,000 today, and much of that cost is being put on the shoulders of doctors.


Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Medicine, Kids, Family

Albert P. Scheiner Announces Aiden's Brain About Autism

The birth of an autistic child is a sad and devastating family event that alters forever the family's relationship to everyday life and deprives parents of the anticipated joy of child rearing.


Related Topix: Medicine, Neurology

PhysOrg Weblog

Adolescents from southern Europe are less fit and more obese than...

Adolescents in southern Europe are less fit in terms of cardiorespiratory capacity, strength and speed-agility than their central-northern European peers.


Related Topix: Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, Medicine, Life, Food, Dieting, Genetics

Wed Jul 09, 2014

PhysOrg Weblog

Go play outside! Outdoor time promotes physical activity in youth

The World Health Organization recommends that youth participate in a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day.


Related Topix: Medicine, 9


Parents urged to only use lotion sunscreen for children

Consumer Reports is urging parents not to use spray sunscreen, and not to spray it in your child's face.


Related Topix: Medicine

Business Journal

Column: Hobby Lobby and patient choice

Dr. Carla McKelvey, a Coos Bay pediatrician, wrote this guest column for Health Care Inc. Northwest.


Related Topix: Coos Bay, OR, Medicine

Medical Daily

Screen Time Still Excessive Among Kids, Teens; Implementing A 'Media Diet' Is Key

Teenage couch potatoes are roasting away their brains and bodies, despite consistent evidence that too much screen time isn't good for them.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Life, Food, Nutrition

Great Bend Tribune

Reading aloud to toddlers: how it helps your child's...

Head Start may be too late. The iconic federal preschool program targets low-income kids between 3 and 5, but the brain forms critical language connections in its first thousand days, experts say.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Providence, RI

CBS News

Kids still getting too much screen time

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends parents limit children's "screen time" -- including online entertainment, texting and TV -- to no more than two hours per day.


Related Topix: Family, Kids, Medicine, Teenagers, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

KKLA-FM Glendale

Middle Schoolers Who Receive Sexts Are 6X More Likely to Report Being Sexually Active

A new study has found that among middle school students, those who reported receiving a sext were 6 times more likely to also report being sexually active.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Medicine

Contra Costa Times

editorial: California must improve vaccination rates

One of the worst forms of ethical negligence in the United States is the trend of parents forgoing vaccinations for their children.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, California, Medicine, Autism, Sacramento, CA, Opinion

Tue Jul 08, 2014

Deming Headlight

Airmen Chavez, Polley graduate

United States Air Force Airman Aaron J. Chavez graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.


Related Topix: US Military, US Air Force, Medicine

Voice of America

Study: Childhood TB Rates Much Higher than Estimated

It's a huge burden but an enormous opportunity to prevent future illnesses, the authors say, because low-cost treatment can stop infection from becoming disease.