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The cost of giving birth may vary by thousands of dollars depending on the hospital in which you give birth, Bloomberg News reports. The finding is based on a study in BMJ Open that analyzed "76,766 vaginal deliveries and 32,660 caesarean sections in California in 2011." Researchers found that a "woman...
Bloomberg News reports that two studies, conducted by the FDA and the CDC, respectively, have found that Merck's RotaTeq and GlaxoSmithKline's Rotarix may cause bowel blockage in infants who receive the vaccine to prevent diarrhea. In the FDA study, 1.5 out of 100,000 recipients of the vaccine presented with...
Recent years have brought positive news of the rates of adolescent obesity in the US but a new study in PNAS shows that declining rates of obesity may only be amongst better-educated, affluent families, the Los Angeles Times reports. "Obesity rates among adolescents whose parents have no more than a...