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  • Florida Department of Citrus seeks to 'educate' scientists about the value of orange juice

     
    Apparently, the Florida citrus industry has a thin skin. When we reported earlier this month that many scientists have come to the conclusion that 100% fruit juice isn’t much healthier than soda, growers took notice. To recap, here are some......
  • Disney's ingenious refund for Baby Einstein

     
    For any parents who are truly shocked and dismayed that propping their babies in front of a TV didn't result in child prodigies, the Walt Disney Company has good news: It is offering a $15.99 refund for Baby Einstein videos, up to four per customer. The...
  • Children need more vitamin D, researchers say

     
    Like adults, children require vitamin D -- it's one of those often-ignored fundamentals. But how much? The vitamin is crucial for, among other things, bone development, so no one wants to skimp. But not many experts want to go overboard......
  • Hannah Montana gear has excessive lead, group says

    Hannah Montana gear has excessive lead, group says
    A sampling of Chinese-made vinyl backpacks and other children's products featuring Walt Disney Co.'s Hannah Montana character were found to contain high levels of lead, an environmental activist group said Tuesday. A study by the Oakland-based Center for...
  • Adolescents' TV Watching Is Linked to Violent Behavior

    Adolescents who watch more than one hour of television a day are more likely to commit aggressive and violent acts as adults, according to a 17-year study reported today in the journal Science. The study, which tracked more than 700 adolescents into...
  • Increase in breast-feeding could save lives and billions of dollars

    Increase in breast-feeding could save lives and billions of dollars
    The lives of nearly 900 babies would be saved each year, along with billions of dollars, if 90% of U.S. mothers breast-fed their babies for the first six months of life, a cost analysis says. Those results, to be published online Monday in the journal...
  • Dr. Ignacio Ponseti dies at 95; invented nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot

    Dr. Ignacio Ponseti dies at 95; invented nonsurgical treatment for clubfoot
    Dr. Ignacio Ponseti, a refugee from the Spanish Civil War who created a nonsurgical way of treating clubfoot in infants that prevented a lifetime of disability, died Oct. 18 at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinic. He was 95 and had suffered a stroke...
  • Nutritional guidelines for vegetarian children

    Nutritional guidelines for vegetarian children
    It's not hard to get all of your daily needs from nonmeat sources, nutritionists say, but it takes thought and planning -- plus a few tricks. No matter how old your vegetarian kids are, the first step is to educate yourself on healthful alternatives to...
  • It's time fruit juice loses its wholesome image, some experts say

    It's time fruit juice loses its wholesome image, some experts say
    To many people, it's a health food. To others, it's simply soda in disguise. That virtuous glass of juice is feeling the squeeze as doctors, scientists and public health authorities step up their efforts to reduce the nation's girth. --------------------...
  • Feeding a need

    Feeding a need
    Breast milk is the most natural food on Earth and — some would argue — the most essential for a baby's health. Still, it isn't something every woman can produce. For those who can't, the quest to obtain it can become a mission. They spend...