| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:32 PM
Los Angeles County children are drinking fewer sodas and other sugary drinks, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The percentage of children 17 and younger who drank one or more sugar-sweetened drink each day...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 1:25 PM
The "brain-eating amoeba" may sound like the gruesome concoction of a comic book writer, but unfortunately, it is all too real.
Twelve-year-old Kali Harding was the latest person to be infected by the amoeba earlier this month, a spokeswoman for the...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Although HPV vaccinations can reduce the risk of cancer-causing infections in adolescent girls by half, immunization rates across the United States have stalled over the last year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:52 PM
More than 50,000 pounds of ground beef have been recalled after a possible E. coli contamination at a Kansas plant, but some packages may already have made their way to store shelves.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture determined the ground beef was...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:00 AM
One out of 10 American high school students used e-cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly three in 100 middle-school students, according to a new federal report. That’s about double the rate of e-cigarette use in 2011.
The sharp increase has public...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:08 PM
The United Nations sent Nepalese peacekeeping troops to bring relief to Haiti after it was devastated by a 7.0 earthquake in 2010. A new study concludes the peacekeepers brought something else, as well -- cholera, triggering an epidemic that has sickened ...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:14 PM
Every day, 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for choking on food, and the food they’re most likely to be choking on is candy, according to a new study.
Hard candy accounted for 15.5% of the nonfatal choking incidents documented in...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Before his heart, liver and kidneys were removed and sent to transplant recipients across the country, the organ donor had a history of trapping raccoons to use as live bait for training dogs and was twice bitten by the creatures, officials say.
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Breastfeeding is on the rise in the U.S., with 77% of new mothers nursing their newborns and nearly half sticking with it for at least six months, according to new data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The CDC’s 2013...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 4:55 PM
New research from Canada has found that roughly 1 in 5 adolescents has probably suffered a traumatic brain injury--a figure that suggests severe concussion among children and adolescents may be far more common than has been estimated. The new study...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 10:29 AM
At least 22 children are dead after eating a free school lunch that was tainted with an insecticide at a school in a small village in Bihar, India. More than 30 children remain hospitalized, most in serious condition.
On Tuesday, the children, ages 5 to...