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Friday, Oct 28, 2016 at 06:58 AM PDT

Baby Powder Lawsuit: Woman Awarded More Than $70M

Baby Powder Lawsuit: Woman Awarded More Than $70M

A St. Louis jury on Thursday awarded a California woman more than $70 million in her lawsuit alleging that years of using Johnson & Johnson's baby powder caused her cancer, the latest case raising concerns about...

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 at 07:31 AM PDT

Children With 3-Way DNA Are Healthy: Study

Children With 3-Way DNA Are Healthy: Study

More than 15 years ago, 17 babies were born after an experimental infertility treatment that gave them DNA from three people: Mom, Dad and an egg donor. Now researchers have checked up on how the babies are...

Wednesday, Oct 26, 2016 at 12:05 PM PDT

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 11:38 AM PDT

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 09:15 AM PDT

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 07:22 AM PDT

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...

Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 at 11:31 AM PDT

Parents, Doctors Question Safety of Sedation Dentistry

Parents, Doctors Question Safety of Sedation Dentistry

After a child's death in 2015, the state Legislature ordered the Dental Board of California to study the safety of dentists giving kids anesthesia. Changes are coming -- but opinions differ.

Monday, Oct 24, 2016 at 08:37 AM PDT

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 08:35 AM PDT

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 12:32 PM PDT

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...

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