How does your child's spoonful of medicine measure up?
November 30, 2010 Nearly all of the top over-the-counter children's medications contained confusing dosing instructions, according to a new study. For example, the instructions on the bottle give teaspoon measurements, but the dosing cup marks milliliters.
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Scrubbing too much might be a problem, scientists say.
November 29, 2010 A new study is linking higher levels of triclosan to allergies in kids and Bisphenol-A exposure to changes in adult immune systems raises new health questions. But the concerns about these chemicals are far from settled.
November 29, 2010 A House committee investigation into Johnson & Johnson's spate of recent recalls continues for now, but when Republicans take over the committee in January, that could change.
November 29, 2010 Bravo Farms is recalling all of its cheese, including cheddar it makes for Whole Foods, after E. coli and listeria was found at its plant. Earlier this month, the company recalled gouda sold at Costco.
Mmmm. How about some flu germs with that stuffing?
November 24, 2010 We are a nation of procrastinators when it comes to getting a flu shot. That leaves us vulnerable to all kinds of respiratory illnesses, thanks to togetherness at Thanksgiving and other holiday times.
November 22, 2010 The House plans to take up the Senate version of the child nutrition bill in early December. It's paid for in part with promised food stamp money increases, but the Administration has promised it will fix that later.
When kids are sneezing, watch the meds.
November 22, 2010 Less than half of the country's babies and toddlers are going to the ER for cold and cough medicine related problems now. But older kids ER visits for these problems remain unchanged.
November 17, 2010 As the Food and Drug Administration reportedly prepares to take regulatory action against drinks that combine alcohol and caffeine, the maker of Four Loko said it's eliminating the stimulants from the popular beverage.
This could cost her big-time.
November 16, 2010 Individual health insurance policies rarely cover expenses related to maternity care without the purchase of an expensive rider. Add in other charges and having a baby can be a very expensive proposition, even with insurance.
Most of the salt we eat doesn't come from the shakers on our kitchen tables.
November 15, 2010 If teens cut their salt intake by 3 grams a day -- about half a teaspoon's worth of salt -- more than 100,000 teens could avoid getting cardiovascular disease by age 50. Why? Lower blood pressure and better eating habits.
Peanuts, above all food allergens, get a bad rap.
November 15, 2010 Parents and patients with food allergies need to take the initiative with food allergies, says a top allergy doctor. The answer is not to ban potentially allergenic foods from public places.
A million more kids have been diagnosed with ADHD in recent years.
November 11, 2010 A million more children have been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in recent years, according to new estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The reasons for the increase aren't entirely clear.
November 11, 2010 Nearly a year has gone by since the Food and Drug Administration asked makers of drinks combining caffeine and alcohol to justify their safety. In the absence of federal action, states across the country are moving to block sales of the beverages.
An 18 year old winces as she has her third and final dose of the HPV vaccine.
November 10, 2010 Only a third of girls and young women who received the first shot in a three-dose regimen against cervical cancer completed the inoculations, researchers have found. Young adults may find it hard to follow through on the recommendations.
November 9, 2010 The Centers for Science in the Public Interest will be sending a letter in the next few days urging the House to accept the Senate child nutrition bill when Congress comes back next week. Many don't think they'll get a better deal.
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