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EPA report on chemicals, kids is sidetracked A landmark Environmental Protection Agency report concluding that children exposed to toxic substances can develop learning disabilities, asthma and other health problems has been sidetracked indefinitely amid fierce opposition from the chemical industry.
MSNBC | Dec 24, 2012 01:54 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Girl, 6, shot by Taliban gets free surgery in US A 6-year-old girl -- shot and left for dead by the Taliban in Afghanistan earlier this year -- received free reconstructive surgery at a hospital in the U.S. Friday.
MSNBC | Dec 22, 2012 08:48 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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Bedroom TVs may boost kids' risk of fat, disease Kids who have TVs in their bedrooms are twice as likely to be fat and nearly three times as likely to be at risk for heart disease and diabetes as those who dont, according to a new study that renews concerns about health and screen time.
MSNBC | Dec 11, 2012 05:23 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
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CPSC sues infant seat maker after baby deaths Makers of the Nap Nanny popular infant recliner seats tied to the deaths of five babies have failed to adequately address the products' potential hazard, said federal consumer officials who voted Wednesday to sue Baby Matters LLC of Berwyn, Pa.
MSNBC | Dec 5, 2012 8:54 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Teens with mental disorders not on meds Despite concerns that too many U.S. youth use prescription psychiatric drugs, a new study suggests just one in seven teens with a mental disorder has been prescribed medication, and far fewer without a diagnosis are on treatment.
MSNBC | Dec 3, 2012 11:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Simple formula predicts child obesity at birth Researchers say a simple formula, available as an online calculator, estimates a child's obesity risk based on its birth weight, the body mass index of the parents, the number of people in the household, the mother's professional status and whether she sm
MSNBC | Nov 28, 2012 11:03 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Experts call for mental illness screening for children LONDON (Reuters) - Leading mental health experts are calling for school children to be screened for risk of mental illnesses such as depression and have devised a test that reliably identifies those at high risk.
MSNBC | Nov 28, 2012 10:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
U.S. kids are getting enough sleep, study finds While there has been concern that U.S. children are getting too little sleep, with insufficient sleep tied to issues ranging from behavior problems to heart health risks, a new study finds that isn't so.
MSNBC | Nov 27, 2012 12:34 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
New advice could prevent preemie births -- a little For all the miracle stories of tiny preemies who survive, the sad reality is that scientists know far too little about what triggers premature birth and how to prevent it. And despite some recent progress, the U.S. has a far higher rate of preterm births
MSNBC | Nov 16, 2012 5:51 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
When babies eat fish could be link to asthma Babies who first ate fish between the ages of six months and one year had a lower risk of developing asthma-like symptoms later on than babies who ate fish before six months or after their first birthdays, according to a Dutch study.
MSNBC | Nov 14, 2012 12:57 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend