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Do You Know What Red Nose Day Is?

Thu, 2017-05-25 15:19

The name may be silly, but Red Nose Day — which is today — has a serious mission. How do charity evaluators size up this campaign?

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Many Adults Don't Think Exposure To Vaping Is Bad For Kids

Thu, 2017-05-25 14:09

Nicotine, heavy metals and tiny particles that can harm the lungs float around in the aerosol from e-cigarettes. But a survey finds many adults don't think secondhand vape is dangerous for children.

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Patient, Doctor Groups Say New CBO Score Reveals Health Care Bill's Flaws

Thu, 2017-05-25 09:23

The latest analysis by the Congressional Budget Office says the bill would lead to 23 million fewer people having insurance coverage and would cut the federal deficit by $119 billion over 10 years.

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Scientists Develop New Treatment Strategies For Child Psychopaths

Wed, 2017-05-24 16:30

NPR's Audie Cornish speaks with writer Barbara Bradley Hagerty about her piece in The Atlantic on the children who are psychopaths, new treatment strategies and the brain science driving it.

Doctors Once Thought Bananas Cured Celiac Disease. They Saved Kids' Lives — At A Cost

Wed, 2017-05-24 13:43

In the early 20th century, kids with the disease faced severe malnutrition, even death. The banana-based diet doctors came up with seemed to cure them — but led kids back to foods that made them sick.

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Medical Research, Health Care Face Deep Cuts In Trump Budget

Tue, 2017-05-23 12:00

The administration's proposed budget would cut billions out of health programs at the NIH, CDC and FDA, as well as Medicaid services for children, the elderly and disabled.

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Face-To-Face Sleep Education Plus 'Baby Boxes' Reduces Bed Sharing

Mon, 2017-05-22 17:39

The two-pronged approach to promoting safe sleep led to a 25 percent drop in the risky practice of bed sharing with babies in the first eight days of life, a study found. But more research is needed.

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That Amazing Moment When 82 Chibok Girls And Families Reunited

Mon, 2017-05-22 16:51

On Saturday, jubilant families were reunited with the daughters who'd been held captive by Boko Haram for three years.

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As GOP Tarries On Health Bill, Funding For Children's Health Languishes

Mon, 2017-05-22 05:00

The delay in coming up with a bill to replace the Affordable Care Act is making it hard for Congress to reauthorize funding for health care for 9 million children through the popular CHIP program.

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Is 'Internet Addiction' Real?

Thu, 2017-05-18 05:00

What started out as web surfing by a healthy teen descended into online obsession and isolation. Was it depression, internet addiction or both? Whatever you call it, rehab is now part of the answer.

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Ethics Of Aid: Should Donated Health Dollars Go To 'Children First'?

Wed, 2017-05-17 12:53

That's how health aid is now allocated in the developing world. Should more money go to old people with chronic diseases? Our audience shares their views.

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How Many Teenagers Die Each Day ... And Why

Tue, 2017-05-16 17:16

A new report from the World Health Organization looks at the causes — and how most of the deaths could be prevented.

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Why Are Americans Drinking Less Cow's Milk? Its Appeal Has Curdled

Tue, 2017-05-16 14:23

In the 1900s, nutritionists and dairy producers helped convince Americans that cow's milk was nature's perfect food. But the science and tastes have changed, and we're guzzling much less than before.

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Doctors Who Are Moms Say They Face Discrimination At Work

Mon, 2017-05-15 12:27

Female physicians with children say they have almost all experienced discrimination at work because of pregnancy, maternity leave or breast feeding.

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Stressed-Out High Schoolers Advised To Try A Nap Pod

Mon, 2017-05-15 04:38

A high school in New Mexico is experimenting with light-shielding lounge chairs where frazzled students can rest. Research suggests it leads to calmer, less anxious teens who do better in school.

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Racial And Ethnic Disparities Persist In Sudden Infant Deaths

Mon, 2017-05-15 00:05

Babies in Native American and Alaska Native families are at higher risk of sudden unexplained infant death, despite years of effort to reduce the toll. African-American families also face higher risk.

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A Mother Finds Joy In Helping A Child Navigate Their Shared Traits

Sun, 2017-05-14 05:00

An unexpectedly rich reward of motherhood is the chance to show your child how to deal with traits passed down from you. A third-generation perfectionist and her daughter compare notes on Mr. P.

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Here's What Michelle Obama Thinks About Trump's School Lunch Rules

Sat, 2017-05-13 07:00

The former first lady got fired up talking about the issues she championed during her eight years in the White House. Last week the Trump administration announced changes to school nutrition rules.

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Inflatable Beds: Dangerous For Infants, Attractive To Cash-Strapped Parents

Fri, 2017-05-12 12:47

Inflatable beds are increasingly popular, and their soft, impermeable surfaces, increase risk of sudden infant death. But they are often the only bed that a family can afford.

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Focus On Infants During Childbirth Leaves U.S. Moms In Danger

Fri, 2017-05-12 05:00

The U.S. has the worst rate of maternal deaths in the developed world: Sixty percent of the 700 to 900 deaths each year are preventable, including that of neonatal nurse Lauren Bloomstein.

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