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ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Primary care doctors should ask adults how much and how often they drink alcohol and counsel those with risky and dangerous drinking habits, a government-backed panel said today. Based on a review of studies conducted since...
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans have opened a new line of attack on President Obama's healthcare law, charging that the administration has improperly sought help from the healthcare industry and other outside groups to implement the...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Groups representing pediatricians and geneticists issued new recommendations on Thursday to provide doctors with guidance about when to test a child's DNA for genetic conditions. The recommendations are the first collaboration...
The anti-caffeination movement (which includes Connecticut's ever-energetic U.S. Sen. Dick Blumenthal) seems to have scored a mini-victory. Wrigley has announced that it's pulling (at least for now) its "Alert Energy Caffeine Gum" from the store...
ReutersNEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A group representing U.S. pediatricians said this week that its members should pay special attention to the healthcare needs of immigrant children and support health insurance for all - regardless of legal status. "It doesn'...
Less than a week after the Food and Drug Administration announced that it would investigate the safety of added caffeine in U.S. food and beverage products, Wrigley North America has decided to put its bid to market a caffeinated gum on hold out of...
WASHINGTON — The presence of caffeine in gum, jelly beans, waffles and other foods has prompted the Food and Drug Administration to investigate the stimulant's potential effects on children and adolescents. The FDA's announcement comes a few weeks...
Special to the TribuneAlmost everywhere you look, you're bombarded with advertisements shilling products that promise "energy," "pep" and "vigor" — all with little to no side effects. You can buy the products at any convenience or grocery store or by mail order. With the...
Letters to the editor from Naperville, Lisle and Aurora residents. Speed risks The proposed change in Illinois' speed limit from 65 to 70 miles per hour on tollways and interstate highways increases the risk of damage. The approximately 8 percent...
The Kid's DoctorThe American Academy of Pediatrics just released new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media (AOM), which is “doctor speak” for an ear infection. An ear infection is one of the most common maladies of early childhood...
Raising a child is like doing a puzzle in the dark. You get two pieces together and think, "Finally, I know what to do," not realizing there are a hundred more pieces scattered across the room. For the parent of a special needs child, that puzzle has a...
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