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Friday, Aug 31, 2018 at 04:39 PM CDT

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 11:05 AM CDT

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 06:28 AM CDT

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...

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 03:24 PM CDT

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 10:09 AM CDT

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 09:54 AM CDT

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 10:05 AM CDT

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...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 12:35 PM CDT

STDs Set New Record, Continuing Rapid Rise in US, CDC Says

STDs Set New Record, Continuing Rapid Rise in US, CDC Says

Nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis were diagnosed in the United States last year, far more than the STD record set in 2016, NBC News reported. The new data come from the Centers...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:27 AM CDT

50 Adult Meds Added to National Recall With 32 Kids' Items

50 Adult Meds Added to National Recall With 32 Kids' Items

King Bio has announced it is pulling all of its water-based products across all brands, amounting to more than 50 products intended to treat virtually every ailment from migraines to allergies, amid a national...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 08:07 AM CDT

Cigarette Butts Are Biggest Source of Ocean Trash: Advocates

Cigarette Butts Are Biggest Source of Ocean Trash: Advocates

As coastal cities ban plastic straws and California and Hawaii consider following suit, activists are trying to raise awareness about cigarette butts, a much greater source of ocean pollution, NBC News...

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