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AP source: Gov't to levy hefty fine in toy case

October 27, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — A toy company that sold popular arts-and-crafts beads that sickened about a dozen children has agreed to pay the federal government a $1.3 million fine. more »»

Panel: Boys also should get HPV vaccine

October 26, 2011 ATLANTA (AP) — A vaccine against cervical cancer hasn't been all that popular for girls. It may be even a harder sell for boys now that it's been recommended for them too. more »»

BPA in pregnant women might affect kids' behavior

October 24, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — Exposure to the chemical bisphenol-A before birth could affect girls' behavior at age 3, according to the latest study on potential health effects of the compound used in the... more »»

Target recalls plush frog masks

October 24, 2011 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Target Corp., announced a voluntary recall of 3,400 plush frog masks because they present a suffocation hazar. more »»

Bon Jovi opens charity restaurant in N.J.

October 20, 2011 RED BANK, N.J. (AP) — In three decades as one of the world's biggest rock stars, Jon Bon Jovi has eaten in some of the world's best restaurants, savoring the best food the planet has to offer. more »»

Young girl critically injured by zip tie

October 13, 2011 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A 5-year-old girl from Anoka County is critically injured after placing a zip tie around her neck and accidentally choking herself. more »»

B.O.B. recalls jogging strollers

October 12, 2011 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with B.O.B. Trailers Inc. more »»

Families relying on more money smarts to get by

October 10, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — Americans have been forced to take a crash course in money management, and class is still in session. Falling home prices and rampant foreclosures. Flat wages and high unemployment. more »»

More than 1 in 10 parents skip, delay kids' shots

October 5, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — By age 6, children should have vaccinations against 14 diseases, in at least two dozen separate doses, the U.S. government advise. more »»

Musical wooden toys recalled

September 30, 2011 The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Battat Inc. more »»

Formula freebies under fire

September 29, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — Jessica Ewald brought more than a new baby boy home when she gave birth earlier this yea. more »»

Little Tikes recalls tool sets

September 28, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.7 million toy workshop and tool sets from toy-maker Little Tikes are being recalled because of choking concerns. more »»

Md. considers ban on crib bumpers

September 27, 2011 BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland health officials are proposing a ban on the sale of crib bumper pads starting in January 2013. more »»

Toddler makes hundreds of 911 calls on old phone

September 26, 2011 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Emergency dispatchers say police officers had to go door-to-door to track down a Utah toddler who made 200 calls to 911 over a 10-day stretch. more »»

Recession takes toll on young adults

September 23, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Young adults are the recession's lost generation. more »»

Study: Whooping cough vaccination fades in 3 years

September 21, 2011 ATLANTA (AP) — The vaccine against whooping cough falters after only about three years, a preliminary study suggests, adding support to school rules requiring kids to get the vaccination periodically. more »»

AP-MTV Poll: Young people see online slurs as 'just joking'

September 20, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — Is it ever OK to tweet that a girl's a "slut"? How about using an offensive name for gays on Facebook? Or texting a racial slur? Most young people think it's all right when friends... more »»

Study: Child abuse in low-income families rose during recession

September 19, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — An increase in child abuse, mostly in infants, is linked with the recent recession in new research that raises fresh concerns about the impact of the nation's economic woes. more »»

Facebook, Time Warner Inc. launch anti-bullying app

September 19, 2011 Facebook and Time Warner Inc. more »»



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