The box liners of Froot Loops and other sweet Kellogg's cereals may make some people sick.
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June 29, 2010 Kellogg's prepared breakfast items have attracted the government's notice at least three times this year.
Schools could play a role in fighting childhood obesity.
June 29, 2010 Fewer middle school students were obese after three years at schools that emphasized exercise and nutrition compared with those that did nothing special.
June 28, 2010 A vaccine against measles, mumps, rubella and chicken pox increases the odds for a fever-related seizure in young kids, but the risk is still very low.
June 28, 2010 Immunization of people against whooping cough is necessary to reduce the risk of infection for babies.
Don't be so sure that playing music to your baby will make him or her smarter.
June 28, 2010 In 1993, a small study found that listening to Mozart briefly improved students' ability to perform a very specific spatial reasoning task. A cultural craze ensued, much to the original researcher's surprise.
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June 27, 2010 A new study shows that bacteria found on C-section babies just minutes after delivery is drastically different from the bacteria found on babies who are delivered vaginally. The findings pique interest in light of previous research suggesting that babies delivered via cesarean section may be more prone to health implications, such as asthma.
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June 24, 2010 An epidemic of pertussis has emerged in California, where five infants have died from the infectious cough already this year.
June 23, 2010 A consumer watchdog group with a history of going after food manufacturers for promoting unhealthy products to kids is at it again -- this time the target is McDonald's and the toys inside Happy Meals. The Center for Science in the Public Interest declared Tuesday it would sue McDonald's if it doesn't stop marketing its wares with toys to young children.
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Dental decay in young kids could point to bad nutrition and a higher BMI.
June 22, 2010 More than one-quarter of young children who needed anesthesia to treat their cavities were overweight or obese, a new study finds.
Shrek might be sad if he's banned from McDonald's Happy Meals.
June 22, 2010 McDonald's Happy Meal toy promotions prompt kids to pester parents and foster lifelong poor eating habits, the Center for Science in the Public Interest claims.
Newborns delivered vaginally get a healthy dose of the Lactobacillus bacteria.
June 22, 2010 The bacteria that colonize babies at birth may influence the development of their immunity to infection.
June 22, 2010 New rules are in place a year after Congress gave the Food and Drug Administration authority over tobacco. Most of the rules are aimed at keeping tobacco products out of the hands of young people. For example, it's now against the law anywhere in the United States to sell cigarettes to anyone under 18.
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June 21, 2010 A small study finds that kids say food with a cartoon character on the label actually tastes better.
On pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites, users offer each other tips on how to lose weight.
June 17, 2010 A new study sheds light on pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia websites. More than three-quarters of the sites were interactive, and many included ways for users to communicate with one another.
June 17, 2010 High school is a challenging time for most teens. It can be even more so for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students. Judy Chiasson of the Los Angeles Unified School District and Eliza Byard, executive director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network talk about being openly LGBT in school.
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