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Controversy Continues Over Muscular Dystrophy Drug, Despite FDA Approval

Sat, 24 Sep 2016 08:47:10 -0400

The 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?

What's The Prognosis For $3 Billion Zuckerberg Health Plan?

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:30:00 -0400

The 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.

Selvmord i Grønland: Det er ikke mørket, som dræber dig

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:45:00 -0400

Grønland har verdens højeste selvmordsrate. Og teenagedrenge er i højeste risikogruppe.

Once Opposed To Maternal Health, Islamic Scholars Become Champions

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:52:00 -0400

One 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.

Parents May Be Giving Their Children Too Much Medication, Study Finds

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 05:07:00 -0400

The 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.

Why Some Of India's Surrogate Moms Are Full Of Regret

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:49:00 -0400

They'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.

HHS Issues New Rules To Open Up Data From Clinical Trials

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:11:00 -0400

The 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.

Teen Creates App So Bullied Kids Never Have To Eat Alone

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:21:00 -0400

Natalie 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.

Kitten Conundrum: Cat-Scratch Disease Is Making People Sicker

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 11:37:00 -0400

Doctors 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.

Skipping Meals, Joining Gangs: How Teens Cope Without Enough Food At Home

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 07:00:00 -0400

Many 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.

Yes, It Is Possible To Get Your Flu Shot Too Soon

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 05:00:00 -0400

The 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.

Trying To Get The Kids To Put Down Those Phones? Here's Help

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:07:00 -0400

You can nudge your kids' relationship with digital technology in a more healthful direction, but warning: It's going to require parents to change, too.

What Doctors Learned From 42 Infants With Microcephaly

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 11:54:00 -0400

A 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.

How Boko Haram Is Keeping Polio Alive In Nigeria

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 04:49:00 -0400

Last 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.

A Good Dentist Is Hard To Find In Rural America

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 06:50:00 -0400

A 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.