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Parents May Protect Babies By Sucking On Kids' Pacifiers

Updated: 05/06/2013 - New research finds kids whose parents "cleaned" their child's pacifier by sucking it were less likely to develop asthma, eczema and food allergies when compared to kids whose parents opted to avoid the not-so-pleasant-sounding cleaning method.

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FDA To Decide If Anibacterial Soap Does More Harm Than Good

Posted: 05/03/2013 - Government researchers plan to deliver a review this year on the effectiveness and safety of triclosan, the germ-killing ingredient found in an estimated 75 percent of antibacterial liquid soaps and body washes sold in the United States.

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FDA: Morning-After Pill To Move Over The Counter

Updated: 04/30/2013 - The government is moving the morning-after pill over the counter but only those 15 and older can buy it — an attempt to find middle ground just days before a court-imposed deadline to lift all age restrictions on the emergency contraceptive.

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Millions Skip Doctors, Can't Afford It

Posted: 04/26/2013 - 80 million people didn't go to the doctor or access other medical services last year because of the cost, according to the Commonwealth Fund's Biennial Health Insurance Survey.

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When To Quit The "Clean Your Plate" Rule

Updated: 04/22/2013 - A study published online on April 22 in Pediatrics showed that up to two-thirds of parents still encourage their adolescents to finish all the food on their plates, which could inhibit learning healthy eating habits.

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Community Gardening Could Carry Health Benefits

Updated: 04/22/2013 - New research out of the University of Utah finds people who take part in a community garden are less likely to be overweight or obese when compared to their non-gardening neighbors.

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Infants With Colic May Be Prone To Migraines Later

Updated: 04/17/2013 - According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, a child is diagnosed with colic if their crying lasts for more than 3 hours a day at least 3 days per week for more than 3 weeks.

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KS Governor Signs Bill Ending AIDS Quarantine Ban

Posted: 04/17/2013 - A bill signed into law Wednesday directs the state health department to draft rules making it easier for medical and emergency workers to learn if they've been exposed to infectious diseases.

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Report Reveals Health Coverage Holes In Kansas

Posted: 04/17/2013 - A new report from the Kansas Health Institute shows 365,000 Kansans, or 13.1 percent, are uninsured. That beats the national average of 16 percent.

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