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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:23 AM EDT

Too Much Folic Acid Linked to Higher Risk of Autism: Study

Too Much Folic Acid Linked to Higher Risk of Autism: Study

For decades, pregnant women and women who may become pregnant have been advised to take folic acid to help prevent certain birth defects. But a new study suggests it may be possible to get too much of a...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 03:00 PM EDT

Bullying Is a Public Health Problem: Report

Bullying Is a Public Health Problem: Report

Bullying is a "serious public health problem," and should no longer be dismissed as merely a matter of kids being kids, a leading panel of experts warned Tuesday. "Its prevalence perpetuates its normalization.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 11:11 AM EDT

Swaddling May Increase SIDS Risk: Study

Swaddling May Increase SIDS Risk: Study

Swaddling may increase the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, if babies are placed on their stomachs or when they sleep on their sides, according to a new study. Researchers reviewed data from four...

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 10:56 AM EDT

CRF Frozen Food Recall Affects More Products

CRF Frozen Food Recall Affects More Products

More products are being taken from the shelves as part of the expanding CRF frozen food recall over possible listeria contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Among the latest round...

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 08:59 PM EDT

E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge in Young Children: Study

E-Cigarette Poisonings Surge in Young Children: Study

Electronic cigarettes have sickened rising numbers of young children, a study of U.S. poison center calls has found. Most cases involve swallowing liquid nicotine. While most kids weren't seriously harmed, one...

Monday, May 9, 2016 at 02:07 PM EDT

Researchers Say 'Second Skin' Tightens Baggy Eyes

Researchers Say 'Second Skin' Tightens Baggy Eyes

Dry legs? Saggy eyes? Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they have developed a two-step formula that tightens baggy eyes and can keep dry legs from flaking.

Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:02 AM EDT

'Solar Kids': Brothers Become Paralyzed Each Night

'Solar Kids': Brothers Become Paralyzed Each Night

The two brothers have come to be known as the "solar kids" and their case has completely mystified Pakistani doctors. Ages 9 and 13, the boys are normal active children during the day.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 04:58 PM EDT

State Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

State Officials Urge Residents to Avoid Travel to Zika-Affected Areas

Four Connecticut residents have contracted Zika virus while traveling in Zika-affected areas overseas and state officials are urging residents who are pregnant or might become pregnant not to travel to infected...

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 05:33 PM EDT

'Finding Help, Finding Hope': A Conversation on Child Mental Health

'Finding Help, Finding Hope': A Conversation on Child Mental Health

Caring for children's mental health takes a team approach: Family members, health care professionals and educators. When that happens, a young person's life can blossom. That's the goal behind National...

Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 05:58 PM EDT

FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority

FDA Brings E-Cigarettes Under Federal Authority

Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as...

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