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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400The Food and Drug Administration approved a muscular dystrophy drug despite deeply flawed evidence. Was the decision a dangerous precedent or flexible pragmatism reflecting patients' values?
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400The goal of curing all diseases "in our children's lifetime" sounds a lot like hype. But is it? It's the goal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and his pediatrician wife, Priscilla Chan.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:45:00 -0400Grønland har verdens højeste selvmordsrate. Og teenagedrenge er i højeste risikogruppe.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:52:00 -0400One Nigerian man saw a big problem in his community: too many women were dying in childbirth. So he turned to the region's Islamic leaders for help.
Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400The biggest mistake parents make is over dosing. Part of the problem is the spoons and measuring cups the parents use are not accurate, and researchers suggest using a syringe instead.
Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:49:00 -0400They're often poor women, lured by the money they'll receive. But are they being exploited? The government is considering a law that would end commercial surrogacy.
Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:11:00 -0400The aim is to make clinical trial data available to volunteers and scientists, even if a drug or therapy being tested turns out to be a failure. That could help identify serious side effects.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:21:00 -0400Natalie Hampton knows what it's like to have no one to sit with during school lunch. So she created Sit With Us, an app that helps kids find friendly harbors in the crowd.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:37:00 -0400Doctors have long thought that cat-scratch disease is no big deal, but an analysis finds that more people are getting sicker from it. Small children are especially at risk, as are people in the South.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400Many kids rely on school for food their families can't afford. Two reports suggest one group is falling through the cracks: teens. Dogged by hunger, teens may try a wide range of strategies to get by.
Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400The vaccine is already showing up in drugstores, but maybe wait until Halloween to get the shot, doctors say, especially if you're over 65 and want to be protected against flu this winter.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:07:00 -0400You can nudge your kids' relationship with digital technology in a more healthful direction, but warning: It's going to require parents to change, too.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:54:00 -0400A new study from Brazil provides an early snapshot of what the future could hold for children infected with Zika, then born with the brain defect.
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:49:00 -0400Last year the country was declared polio-free. Now there are three new cases. And Boko Haram militants are the biggest obstacle to getting rid of the virus.
Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:50:00 -0400A Wisconsin clinic provides free dental care so that poor rural residents can get their teeth fixed. But in most states people aren't so lucky. Millions of people have no access to dental care.