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  • Concussion may require a break from the classroom, too

    October 28, 2013 5:31 AM 18

    Oct. 27, 2013 | 9:03 PM | 0 comments "Students appear physically normal after a concussion, so it may be difficult for teachers and administrators to understand the extent of the child's injuries and recognize the potential need for academic adjustments," lead author Dr. Mark Halstead said in a statement. "But we know that children who've had a concussion

  • Even healthy kids can die from flu complications

    October 28, 2013 5:03 AM 19

    Hundreds have died from flu complications, and most had not gotten the vaccine, CDC says. A new report underscores what health professionals know but parents may not: The flu can be fatal to children, even healthy kids who don't have other medical conditions. Researchers with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 830 kids died from flu-related

  • F.D.A. Shift on Painkillers Was Years in the Making

    October 28, 2013 5:01 AM 22

    Dr. Dougherty told officials in 1999 that more of the patients turning up at his clinic near Syracuse were addicted to legal narcotics like Vicodin and Lortab that contain the drug hydrocodone than to illegal narcotics like heroin. Since then, narcotic painkillers, or opioids, have become the most frequently prescribed drugs in the United States and have set off a wave of misuse

  • Most popular Halloween candy in the USA

    October 28, 2013 5:00 AM 40

    Chocolate rules the top 10 list and every brand is made by either Hershey or Mars. Chocolate is big business, and Halloween is its biggest holiday. According to a recent survey from the National Confectioners Association, 72% of all candy spending this Halloween will be on chocolate. Last year, more than $12.6 billion was spent on chocolate in the United

  • Taylor Farms Recalls Broccoli Salad, Slaw

    October 27, 2013 7:05 AM 20

    Taylor Farms is recalling broccoli salad and slaw sold across 25 eastern and southern states because they contain ingredients that may be contaminated with Listeria. Taylor Farms says the packaged food includes ingredients recalled earlier this week by Reser's Fine Foods. The food was sold at deli counters in supermarket chains including Price Chopper

  • You don't have to fear breast cancer

    October 27, 2013 4:55 AM 18

    Editor's note: Laura Esserman is director of the Carol Franc Buck Breast Care Center and a professor of surgery and radiology at the University of California at San Francisco. Beth Crawford is a genetic counselor and director of clinical services for the Cancer Risk Program at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. (Health.com) -- Since

  • FDA proposes rules to make animal food safer

    October 26, 2013 5:12 AM 16

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid incidents of pets dying from dog treats, the Food and Drug Administration is proposing long-awaited rules to make pet food and animal feed safer. The rules stem from a sweeping food safety law passed by Congress almost three years ago. Like rules proposed earlier this year for human food, they would focus on preventing contamination

  • FDA maps further clamp-down on opioid painkillers

    October 25, 2013 2:41 AM 35

    The Food and Drug Administration has laid out a roadmap for greater strictures on the prescribing and dispensing of hydrocodone and analgesics that contain it. The move is the latest in a chain of actions taken by the FDA and other agencies to address a burgeoning U.S. crisis of addiction to opioid painkillers. Under a plan announced by the FDA on Thursday

  • Officials warn: Don't buy Halloween colored contact lenses

    October 24, 2013 7:07 AM 52

    Oct. 24, 2013 | 1:59 AM | 0 comments Officials at the Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection are working to seize counterfeit contact lenses, illegally imported decorative lenses and lenses unapproved by the FDA. This ongoing

  • World Polio Day 2013: Stop the outbreak, in the name of our children

    October 24, 2013 4:53 AM 27

    A histor­ic poliov­irus ‘tsunam­i’ is unfold­ing in Pakist­an, puttin­g childr­en around the world at risk. On a number of occasions, I have argued Pakistan is on the verge of eradicating polio but that failure to do so would have serious global consequences. There is no need for me to repeat these arguments. Having said this, on World Polio Day 2013, I will not shy away from re-emphasizing