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Study: 'Phubbing' Your Children Could Put Them Risk For DepressionParents who prefer to be on their smartphones instead of paying attention to their children may be putting them at increased risk of depression, according to a new study.
Kids Visiting Pediatricians Less Often, Study FindsFewer visits mean fewer opportunities for providers to talk to families about vaccinations and good nutrition.
FDA: 7 Sunscreen Chemicals Enter Bloodstream After One Use, But Don't Abandon Sun ProtectionAfter a single application, a total of seven chemicals commonly found in sunscreens can be absorbed into the bloodstream at levels that exceed safety thresholds.
Studies: Marijuana May Not Ease Sleep Problems, Especially For Regular Users- If the weed Twitterverse is to be believed, a lot of marijuana users rely on a nightly puff or two to drift off into la-la land.
USDA Proposes Allowing 'More Flexibility' In School LunchesThe US Department of Agriculture on Friday announced two new proposals that would give school nutrition professionals "more flexibility" in what they serve to students.
Flu Has Killed 39 Children This Season, But Virus Activity Continues To DeclineThe CDC estimates that this flu season, which started on September 29, there have been at least 13 million cases of the flu in the US, 120,000 hospitalizations and 6,600 deaths.
US Adults Who Binge Drink Are Drinking Even More, Study SaysAdults in the United States who binge drink are consuming even more alcohol per binging episode, according to a new study.
Children At Higher Risk After Mismatch In This Year's Flu VaccineThis year's flu vaccine may not be very effective against a common strain of the flu that's especially tough on children, according to a new report.
'Men Should Be Just As Responsible As Ladies': Doctors Looking For Couples To Test Male Birth Control GelResearchers at the University of Kansas conducting a clinical trial for a form of male birth control are looking for couples to test it out.
Study: FDA Drug-Approval Laws Becoming Less StringentU.S. law requires testing of new drugs before they hit the market to make sure that the benefits outweigh the risks. But according to a new study in JAMA, changes in those laws mean drugs are getting less rigorous review before they get approved.
Study Finds Women Who Suffer Miscarriage May Have Long-Term Psychological StressIt’s estimated that one in four pregnancies ends in miscarriage, and a new study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology finds that many of those women suffer long-term psychological distress.
Marijuana Impairs Driving Skills Long After High Is Gone, Study FindsThe study, published Tuesday in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, asked chronic, heavy marijuana users to drive in a customized driving simulator.