The World Food Program is airlifting Supplementary Plumpy to Mogadishu.
Rein Skullerud/World Food Program
July 28, 2011 The United Nations is starting to airlift emergency food to Mogadishu, Somalia. The first round of relief supplies should be enough to feed 3,500 malnourished children for a month, one official said.
McDonald's Facebook page on July 27.
Courtesy of McDonald's via Facebook
July 27, 2011 McDonald's says it overhauled its Happy Meal after listening to customers. But which ones? Turns out the company is actively reaching out to mom bloggers, whom it calls "key influencers" in the conversation over healthy eating.
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July 26, 2011 McDonald's will begin rolling out new Happy Meals in September, downsizing the french fries and putting a fresh fruit or veggie in every box. As a result of the changes, the chain says it's cutting calories of its most popular Happy Meals by about 20 percent.
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Teens exposed to secondhand smoke face a greater risk of hearing loss, researchers have found.
July 19, 2011 Adolescents exposed to secondhand smoke were more likely to experience hearing loss, NYU researchers found. Also, more than 80 percent of adolescents who had hearing loss didn't know it.
July 19, 2011 School-based health clinics are few and far between. But under the law overhauling health care, the federal government is awarding $95 million in grants to build, renovate or equip such clinics.
July 15, 2011 A long-running campaign to discourage the depiction of smoking in movies is paying off. There were far fewer incidents in 2010 than five years earlier. Filmmakers with public policies to reduce smoking in films showed the steepest declines.
More healthful options for kids are coming to IHOP restaurants and some other chains.
July 13, 2011 The National Restaurant Association is encouraging restaurants to offer choices that emphasize nutrition over empty calories in meals for children through a new program called Kids Live Well.
July 6, 2011 In countries that lack clean water and an affordable, reliable supply of infant formula, the World Health Organization recommends that HIV-positive mothers exclusively breast-feed their infants for the first six months.
Have you got permission to do that?
July 5, 2011 A flip-flop on rules on sunscreen for campers in Maryland shows it's not so easy to protect kids from sun exposure and the risk of inappropriate touching.
D'oh! Forget the error on screen. Parking in front of it is the bigger mistake.
June 27, 2011 Pediatricians are recommending that children shouldn't spend more than two hours a day plopped down in front of a computer, television or any other glowing device. And the littlest kids — those ages 2 and younger — shouldn't watch any TV at all, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.
All's well that ends well.
Courtesy of Archives of Otolaryngology--Head & Neck Surgery
June 24, 2011 Late one afternoon last September, an EMT crew delivered a 9-year-old boy to the emergency room at Duke University Hospital. His tongue was stuck inside a metal drinking bottle. Really stuck.
A chubby baby may not be a healthy baby.
June 23, 2011 Almost 10 percent of babies and toddlers are overweight, and children's health researchers are concerned. The Institute of Medicine wants child care centers, preschools and parents to play a bigger role in keeping these young kids from gaining too much weight.
Researchers looked at whether restaurants and stores that sold unhealthful food near high schools affected students' weight.
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June 20, 2011 Researchers in Maine found no significant relationship between the proximity of unhealthful food stores to schools and high school students' weight. But a critic said the study was too small to answer the question definitively.
June 20, 2011 Some 8 percent of kids have some sort of food allergy. The most common foods causing problems are peanuts, milk and shellfish. Among kids, teens are the most prone to severe reactions.
June 15, 2011 The move by the Los Angeles Unified School district is only one of many efforts in the last few years to ban flavored milk in schools in an effort to combat childhood obesity. But the dairy industry warns that milk consumption will go down.
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