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Close Friends May Be Key to Teens' Drinking

Close friends have more influence on teens' alcohol use than their general peer group does, a new study says.
Flu Season Off to a Slow Start ... for Now

This year's flu season is off to a slow but detectable start. And it appears to be a typical one that's likely to peak in January or February, a leading U.S. health official says.
Health Tip: Beware of Bathroom Chemicals

Household cleaners often are poisonous and their containers may be attractive to young children.
U.S. School Meal Rules Might Work Against Good Nutrition, Study Says

New federal mandates controlling the types of meals served at U.S. schools may actually promote eating habits tied to obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.
Kids Who Need Heart Transplant Should Get the First Available, Study Says

Children who need a heart transplant may be better off if they get a new heart as soon as possible rather than waiting for a perfect match, according to a new study.
Health Tip: Easing Baby's Nasal Congestion

While the common cold is rarely serious, the American Academy of Pediatrics says young children may have as many as eight to 10 colds in their first two years.
Parents Want Children in Day Care to Be Vaccinated: Poll

Three-quarters of American parents would consider removing their children from day care if other kids did not have all the recommended vaccinations, and many say that under-vaccinated children shouldn't be allowed to attend day care.
Home Cooking Helps Keep the Calories Down

New research on healthy eating has found that home cooking is better than restaurant fare, and that kids who are offered more nutritious food in school cafeterias rarely eat it.
Preterm-Birth Complications Leading Global Killer of Young Children

More than 3,000 children under the age of 5 die worldwide each day from preterm birth complications, making it the leading cause of death among young children, a new study reports.
Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix

The potential dangers of energy drinks, those highly caffeinated beverages that promise to stave off sleepiness, are well known, but a new study suggests that even young children are at risk.

 

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