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Good News for Preterm Infants
Very preterm infants may be more likely to survive now than they were in previous years, according to a new study.
Dripping: A Possible New E-Cig Trend
Electronic cigarette use appears to be on the rise among teens. Now, some teens are finding new ways to use these nicotine-delivering devices, according to a new study.
Lots of Kids May Have Aching Backs
Lower back pain in school-aged children may be common, according to a new study.
Some Teething Tablets Could Be Dangerous
Some homeopathic teething tablets may contain inconsistent amounts of a toxic substance, according to the FDA.
How Much Fish Is Too Much?
A fear of mercury may be driving lower fish consumption, but that could be keeping some groups from getting important nutrients and protein from fish.
Why Folic Acid Is Important for Women
The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is doubling down on its recommendation that women who could become pregnant should take a folic acid supplement.
Parental Obesity Might Affect Child Development
Dad's weight may be tied to his child's personal-social functioning, according to a new study.
Teens and Muscle-Building Supplements
Although muscle-building supplements are not recommended in teenagers younger than 18, teens may have easy access to them, a new study found.
Zika and Birth Defects
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported some preliminary numbers detailing the effects of Zika virus on birth defects in the United States.
A New Warning for Anesthesia and Sedation Drugs
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a safety announcement concerning the use of general anesthesia and sedation drugs.