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Reuters reports on a study revealing that “each day over the past decade, about 34 U.S. children went to the emergency room after choking on food.” The results are actually “an underestimate,” researchers explain, because of the exclusion of children who were “treated in urgent care, by a primary...
An article in The New York Times reports that the vaccination rate in girls for human papillomavirus (HPV) “did not improve at all from 2011 to 2012” as a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) survey revealed that “doctors were often failing to bring it up or recommend it.” Officials originally...
Reuters reports on a study in JAMA Psychiatry that has found a correlation between maternal smoking during pregnancy and later behavioral outcomes in children. The study compiled data from the United States, the UK, and New Zealand and also looked at adoptive versus biological mothers,  to "tease out the...