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Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 06:35 PM EDT

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

1 in 10 Kids Diagnosed With ADHD: Study

More than 10 percent of U.S. kids have been diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), up from 6 percent 20 years ago, researchers reported Friday. It’s not clear why, but it’s startling,...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 05:39 PM EDT

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

Pediatricians Change Guidelines for Babies in Car Seats

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for young children in car seats: They should remain rear-facing until they reach the maximum height and weight allowed by the car seat manufacturer. The...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 12:05 PM EDT

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

FDA Updates on 'Troubling' Blood Pressure, Heart Drug Finding

The head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration says the agency has launched a "major operation to investigate and address" the "troubling" finding of a cancer-causing agent that may be contaminating a growing...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 07:28 AM EDT

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Cheese and Yogurt Help Protect Against Dying, Study Finds

Eating dairy products, especially cheese and yogurt, is linked with a lower mortality rate, according to a new study reviewed by NBC News. Consuming any dairy was associated a 2 percent lower risk of death...

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 07:14 AM EDT

Maryland Pharma Company Buys Overdose-Reversing Narcan Maker

Maryland Pharma Company Buys Overdose-Reversing Narcan Maker

A Maryland pharmaceutical company will acquire the maker of the opioid overdose reversal nasal spray Narcan.

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 04:24 PM EDT

Texas Nurse Fired Over Post About Young Measles Patient

Texas Nurse Fired Over Post About Young Measles Patient

A Houston nurse who posted protected health information about a young patient with measles to a Facebook page related to the anti-vaccine movement is no longer employed at Texas Children’s Hospital, the facility...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 11:09 AM EDT

Hundreds of Nasal Products for Kids, Adults Recalled

Hundreds of Nasal Products for Kids, Adults Recalled

An over-the-counter health and beauty product manufacturer supplying medicines to retailers across the country has expanded its voluntary nasal product recall to include all nasal products and baby oral gels --...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 10:54 AM EDT

Rubber Critter Toys Recalled for Excessive Lead Paint Levels

Rubber Critter Toys Recalled for Excessive Lead Paint Levels

Tens of thousands of rubber critter toys in the shapes of animals are being recalled for excessive lead levels in their orange and yellow paint. BSN Sports sold the 31,200 units nationally through catalogues...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 07:40 PM EDT

Running and Walking Are Both Excellent for Health

Running and Walking Are Both Excellent for Health

All runners and walkers reap health benefits. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan reports on whether one is really better than the other for fitness.

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 11:05 AM EDT

Legal Marijuana Industry Tries to Shake 'Stoner' Stereotypes

Legal Marijuana Industry Tries to Shake 'Stoner' Stereotypes

Michelle Janikian, who writes about marijuana for publications like Herb, Playboy and Rolling Stone, says after she tells someone what she does for a living, she usually spends the rest of the conversation...

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