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Reuters reports new recommendations published by the American Academy of Pediatrics which say that children's liquid medications should be measured only in metric units in order to lower the number of children showing up in emergency rooms after unintentional overdoses. Despite the fact that metric units are...
A post in NPR's Shots blog reports a pilot program being launched in NYC which allows teenagers to seek help with mental health issues by giving them the ability to send a text message to trained counselors. The idea behind the initiative is that if help was just a text away, teenagers might be less hesitant...
According to Reuters, a study published in Maternal and Child Nutrition found that mothers who are obese before pregnancy or who gain too much weight while pregnant are more likely to have children who become obese. Aside from the risks directly associated with childhood obesity, when it carries over into...