There's been a rise in women giving birth outside hospitals.
July 30, 2010 An editorial in a leading medical journal says while studies have shown it's safe for moms to give birth at home, it's not clear the same is true for babies. It advises women with high-risk pregnancies opt to deliver in a hospital.
MillerCoors took the caffeine out of their alcoholic drink, Sparks, but others still make the combo.
July 29, 2010 Eight months ago, the Food and Drug Administration asked makers of beverages containing alcohol and caffeine to prove the drinks are safe. So far, nothing's been made public.
July 28, 2010 The Gulf oil spill has caused 10 times the number of beach closures so far this year, compared to all of last year, says a new report. Swimming in polluted water can increase the risk of pinkeye, hepatitis and neurological problems.
July 28, 2010 To prevent complications during pregnancy and afterward, women in England are being advised to get their weight under control beforehand.
American consumers are wary about the safety of meat, says a new survey.
July 27, 2010 Recalls of tainted lettuce, ground beef laced with a dangerous E. coli strain, and the giant oil spill in the Gulf have dented the public's perception of food safety.
July 26, 2010 California is on track to have the worst outbreak of whooping cough in 50 years. Gaps in vaccination have allowed the infectious disease to spread.
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July 26, 2010 Contact lenses and hypodermic needles are the devices that sent kids to the emergency room most often. The most serious injuries, however, came from implanted devices.
July 21, 2010 Wider use of medicines against HIV/AIDS could dramatically reduce the infection of babies by their mothers.
July 16, 2010 After numerous crib recalls and baby deaths, the Consumer Products Safety Commission is prosposing more tougher safety standards for cribs.
July 15, 2010 The Federal Trade Commission says claims that a drink for kids can keep kids from missing school were not substantiated.
Now, more kids are getting cholesterol drugs.
July 13, 2010 About 7 in 10,000 kids got a cholesterol-lowering prescription drug in 2009, according to data from drug benefit manager Medco. The increase in use was greatest for adolescent girls.
July 9, 2010 The latest recall affects specific lots of Benydryl, Children's Tylenol, and Motrin sold in the United States, Fiji, Guatemala, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, and Jamaica.
We want to lose weight, but we're just not counting calories.
July 8, 2010 Calories in need to go down, calories out need to go up, the International Food Information Council says.
Watching lots of "flash-bang-boom" might make it harder for kids to concentrate.
July 7, 2010 Lingering attention problems in kids might be due to the speed with which they need to make decisions in video games.
July 6, 2010 Instead of tracking down various websites to find out about product recalls, a new government mobile app lets them come to you.
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