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Amid Privacy Concerns, Mattel Shelved Planned Device For Kids

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Alexa, Are You Safe For My Kids?

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An overdose rescue kit handed out at an overdose prevention class this summer in New York City includes an injectable form of the drug naloxone. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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Counting The Heavy Cost Of Care In The Age Of Opioids

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The foods on the left contain naturally occurring fibers that are intrinsic in plants. The foods on the right contain isolated fibers, such as chicory root, which are extracted and added to processed foods. The FDA will determine whether added fibers can count as dietary fiber on nutrition facts labels. Carolyn Rogers/NPR hide caption

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The FDA Will Decide Whether 26 Ingredients Count As Fiber

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She's not tuning in, she's tuning inward — letting go of stress, or at least trying to, with a mindfulness app on her phone. Photo Illustration by Carolyn Rogers/NPR hide caption

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Mindfulness Apps Aim To Help People Disconnect From Stress

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Chicago-Area Residents No Longer Have To Pay More For Pop

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How Messing With Our Biological Clock Impacts Well-Being

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In 2011, the Food and Drug Administration sent an advisory about an outbreak of listeria linked to cantaloupes killed 33 people. Gosia Wozniacka/AP hide caption

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FDA Not Doing Enough To Fix Serious Food Safety Violations, Report Finds

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Panera's CEO has challenged other fast-food CEOs to eat their kids' menus for a week. He's trying to start a conversation about the nutrition in these meals. Charles Krupa/AP hide caption

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More Healthful Kids Meals? Panera CEO Dishes Out A Challenge

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Fast Food Restaurants Announce Efforts To Serve Healthier Kids' Meals

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Food allergies are tricky to diagnose, and many kids can outgrow them, too. A test called an oral food challenge is the gold standard to rule out an allergy. It's performed under medical supervision. Michelle Kondrich for NPR hide caption

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This Test Can Determine Whether You've Outgrown A Food Allergy

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Confusion over "sell by" and "use by" dates is one big reason why billions of tons of food are tossed each year. A new global initiative of food giants, including Amazon, Walmart and Nestle, aims to tackle that. mrtom-uk//iStockphoto hide caption

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While benzodiazepines and SSRI antidepressants are not risk-free, says Yale psychiatrist Kimberly Yonkers, "it should be reassuring that we're not seeing a huge magnitude of an effect here" on pregnancy. Hanna Barczyk for NPR hide caption

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Xanax Or Zoloft For Moms-To-Be: A New Study Assesses Safety

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Researchers set out to answer this question: Is there a safe level of alcohol consumption during pregnancy? Turns out, that's a hard question to answer. The advice remains: Don't risk it. Tim Clayton/Corbis/Getty Images hide caption

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Is One Drink OK For Pregnant Women? Around The Globe, The Answer Is No

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