Shares Jun 01, 2015 11:34 PM EDT
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has updated its recommendations for how to treat fopr head lice. Any treatment for head lice has to be both effective and as safe as possible so that the cure is not worse than the problem.
Shares May 29, 2015 07:23 PM EDT
A British study has found that when you ask about drinking on weekends and special occasions, the amount of alcohol people say they consume is much more accurate.
Shares May 25, 2015 11:40 PM EDT
GAming fuel is a slass of high-caffeine energy drinks being marketed to young gamers, especially teen gamers.
Shares May 25, 2015 12:29 PM EDT
The latest drug to hit the streets is flakka, a man made stimulant that is also known as Alpha PVP. Other nicknames include gravel and “$5 insanity.”
Shares May 21, 2015 07:41 PM EDT
The study found that more than a third of accidental exposures to peanuts or peanut products happen at home and that exposure to peanut products is often mishandled.
Shares May 21, 2015 07:27 PM EDT
A routinely used vaccine appears to reduce the risk of the most common childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and researchers now know why it does.
Shares May 21, 2015 07:14 PM EDT
A report on trends in mental health care in children and teens. Researchers found that the number of kids and teens with severe mental health issues has gone down and more young people are getting treatment that includes therapy and not just pills.
Shares May 19, 2015 05:30 PM EDT
It is easy to buy pure caffeine powder. Unofrunately, it can be easy to kill yourself by accident with it.
Shares May 18, 2015 06:28 PM EDT
Scientists are nearing the creatio of a genetically modified yeast that will produce morphine. This will change everything from drug manufacturing to drug trafficking.
Shares May 18, 2015 06:07 PM EDT
Congress has banned the use of federal money to fund needle exchanges for drug users since the 1980s and many states have bans on them. Some politicians are considering the issue.
Shares May 14, 2015 11:52 PM EDT
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted 242 to 184 for a bill that would ban most abortions after the twentieth week of pregnancy. It would ban all abortions after week 20 with few exceptions.
Shares May 13, 2015 07:17 PM EDT
Consumption of alcohol has gone down in wealthier, developed countries in the last 20 years, but dangerous binge drinking among young people has gone up.
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