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

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 09:56 AM CDT

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 07:59 PM CDT

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 01:07 PM CDT

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 10:02 AM CDT

'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.

Friday, May 13, 2016 at 04:33 PM CDT

'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 04:58 PM CDT

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...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 08:50 PM CDT

New Robot Surgeon Works on Its Own

New Robot Surgeon Works on Its Own

A new type of robot can perform tricky surgery as well as — and in some cases better than — human surgeons, NBC News reported. Researchers with Children’s National Medical Center in Washington said the...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 07:22 PM CDT

Infected Mosquitoes Can't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

Infected Mosquitoes Can't Transmit Zika Virus: Study

Infecting mosquitoes with a strain of bacteria reduced their ability to transmit the Zika virus, according to Brazilian researchers, NBC News reported. Mosquitoes infected with the Wolbachia bacteria have been...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 05:16 PM CDT

Medical Errors No. 3 Cause of Death in US: Experts

Medical Errors No. 3 Cause of Death in US: Experts

Two medical experts said Wednesday that medical mistakes — from surgical disasters to accidental drug overdoses — are the No. 3 cause of death in the U.S., NBC News reported. Dr.

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