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Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 03:05 PM EDT

Experts Hope Mosquito-Borne Bacteria Can Beat Zika Virus

Experts Hope Mosquito-Borne Bacteria Can Beat Zika Virus

Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from spreading the Zika virus and other dangerous diseases. British and American governments are...

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 02:38 PM EDT

FDA Steps Up Warnings About Testosterone Use

FDA Steps Up Warnings About Testosterone Use

The FDA announced Tuesday that it is increasing warnings against testosterone and other steroids, NBC News reported. In addition to existing concerns about personality changes and other health issues, the drugs...

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:15 PM EDT

Chipotle Sales Fall Again as It Tries to Win Back Customers

Chipotle Sales Fall Again as It Tries to Win Back Customers

Chipotle is still struggling to bring back customers to its restaurants after a food safety scare last year. The burrito chain said Tuesday that sales fell 21.9 percent at established restaurants during the...

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016 at 10:22 AM EDT

Babies Should Sleep in Same Room as Parents: Pediatricians

Babies Should Sleep in Same Room as Parents: Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics is calling for infants to be kept in their parents' bedroom at night for six months to a year to reduce the risk of sleep-related death. The new recommendations say babies...

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 11:37 AM EDT

1 in 4 US Cancer Deaths Linked to Smoking

1 in 4 US Cancer Deaths Linked to Smoking

Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict. The American...

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 11:35 AM EDT

Infants, Parents Should Share Room: New Guidelines

Infants, Parents Should Share Room: New Guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics has released updated guidelines for new parents on infant sleep safety. Experts say room sharing could reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) by half and...

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 03:32 PM EDT

Pediatrics Group Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

Pediatrics Group Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule

The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for parents with infants and young children in regard to screen usage. Children under 18 months should avoid screens, with the exception of video-chatti...

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 at 11:46 AM EDT

New Advice: Parents Should Share Screentime with Kids

New Advice: Parents Should Share Screentime with Kids

Instead of playing a constant game of keep-away, parents are now encouraged to join the fun. Updated guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics on kids' media usage represents a shift to making moms and...

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 at 03:21 PM EDT

Woman With Cancer: '#JuJuOnThatChemo'

Woman With Cancer: '#JuJuOnThatChemo'

A Texas woman is not letting cancer and chemo get her down. Ana-Alecia Ayala, who’s battling a rare form of uterine sarcoma, has joined the viral dance craze — and has a heartwarming message to share In a...

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 at 03:05 PM EDT

Obama to Urge Young Adults to Sign Up For Health Care

Obama to Urge Young Adults to Sign Up For Health Care

President Barack Obama on Thursday defended his namesake health care program, long a target of Republicans and recently criticized by some Democrats, saying millions of Americans "now know the financial security...

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