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Yale center launches school nutrition info site

September 15, 2011 NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP)— A center at Yale University has created a new website to help parents learn about school nutrition, regulations on what foods can be served and other topics. more »»

Study may show SpongeBob affects preschoolers' learning

September 12, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — The cartoon character SpongeBob SquarePants is in hot water from a study suggesting that watching just nine minutes of that program can cause short-term attention and learning problem... more »»

CDC: Doctors prescribing fewer antibiotics to kids

September 7, 2011 ATLANTA (AP) — The push to get pediatricians to stop prescribing antibiotics for the wrong illnesses is paying off a bit, a new government report found. more »»

Half of Americans drink daily soda, sweet beverage

September 1, 2011 ATLANTA (AP) — Half of Americans drink a soda or sugary beverage each day — and some are downing a lot. more »»

3 siblings' babies born within 11 days in Hastings

August 23, 2011 HASTINGS, Neb. (AP) — The Aspegren family has become very familiar with the Mary Lanning Memorial HealthCare maternity ward the past few weeks. Three siblings: Dave Aspegren Jr. more »»

Popsicles recalled for undeclared milk

August 12, 2011 Unilever United States, Inc. more »»

CDC: Strokes rise among pregnant women, new moms

August 10, 2011 Strokes have spiked in the United States among pregnant women and new mothers, probably because more of them are obese and suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease, researchers report. more »»

Sex offender in Cookie Monster costume arrested

August 9, 2011 DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A registered sex offender wearing a Cookie Monster costume and greeting children was arrested at the Mississippi Valley Fair in Davenport because he's not allowed to work or... more »»

Math, science focus of new 'Sesame Street' season

August 8, 2011 NEW YORK (AP) — More than three dozen celebrities, including Nicole Kidman and Robin Williams, athlete Carmelo Anthony and Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, are set to appear on the new season... more »»

Tainted turkey reported in Ohio, Pa.

August 3, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is scrambling to find the source of a salmonella outbreak likely linked to ground turkey that has killed one and sickened dozens more, including four in Pittsburgh. more »»

Fisher-Price recalls Little People wagon

July 28, 2011 The latest recalls: TOY BLOCKS AND WAGON DETAILS: Little People Builders' Load 'n Go Wagon imported by Fisher-Price of East Aurora, N.. more »»

Ready-to-eat chicken nuggets recalled

July 27, 2011 GREELEY, Colo. (AP)— A voluntary recall of thousands of pounds of ready-to-eat chicken has been expanded over concerns that the meat could be contaminated with bacteria that can cause food poisoning. more »»

EU recommends babies exercise to fight obesity

July 11, 2011 LONDON (AP) — In a new campaign against obesity, the British government issued guidelines on Monday saying that children under the age of 5 ‚Äî including those who can't even walk yet ‚Äî should... more »»

GOP pushes back on effort to limit kids' food ads

July 6, 2011 WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are siding with food companies resisting the Obama administration's efforts to pressure them to stop advertising junk food for children. more »»

NC mother charged with murder in daughter's death

July 6, 2011 FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A Fayetteville woman has been charged with murder in the 2009 death of her 5-year-old daughter. more »»

American Academy of Pediatrics publishes new sick kids guide

June 30, 2011 CHICAGO (AP) — The nation's largest pediatrician group has a new guide with advice on caring for a sick child and when to call the doctor. more »»

Swing Sets Recalled by Adventure Playsets Due to Fall Hazard

June 30, 2011 Adventure Playsets again has recalled its wooden swing sets because the wood in the posts of the fort sections on the swing sets can weaken due to rotting, posing a fall hazard, according to a recal... more »»

Child's death prompts Big Lots recall

June 17, 2011 WASHINGTON, D.C. — In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Big Lots, of Columbus, Ohio, is voluntarily recalling about 30,000 metal futon bunk beds. more »»

Listeria found at Kellogg plant

June 16, 2011 ATLANTA (AP)— The Food and Drug Administration found traces of listeria at a Kellogg Co. bakery in Augusta, Ga., during an inspection earlier this year. more »»

 
 

 

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