childrens health 

Schools May Ban Chocolate Milk Over Added Sugar

Some school districts have prohibiting flavored milk, and Florida considered a statewide ban in schools. Credit: AP LOS ANGELES (AP) - Chocolate milk has long been seen as the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down, but the ...Chocolate milk has long been seen as the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down, but the nation's childhood obesity epidemic has a growing number of people wondering whether that's wise.

Gates to Spend $1.5 Billion on Women and Children's Health

Melinda and Bill Gates are expanding their health care work. Credit: Michel Euler, AP
WASHINGTON (AP) - Philanthropist Melinda Gates announced Monday that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will spend $1.5 billion over five years to support ...

Parent Portal: CDC Resource Center

Parent Portal is a site created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide information on keeping children healthy and safe. If your kid has the sniffles and you are wondering if it's swine flu or a just a common cold, the Parent Po...

Flu shots, pregnancy and the unborn child

Hard to believe but it's already flu season again. Or, to be more accurate, it's really (hopefully) flu PREVENTION season. This week the Center for Disease Control whipped out a new, stronger than ever campaign to get pregnant women and young childr...

Is whooping cough really making a comeback?

According to government health officials, the number of cases of whooping cough in the U.S. has nearly tripled since 2001. Well, maybe not. That huge jump in cases of whooping cough has been called into question after the diagnostic tests administere...

Report: Global warming makes kids sick

A two-year study just completed by the University of Sydney claims that temperature rises have a significant impact on the number of preschoolers visiting emergency rooms with complaints of fever and gastroenteritis. The study, conducted at a major c...

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