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May 30, 2011


1. Teens Don't Need Sports and Energy Drinks, Pediatricians Say
If the empties are any indication, teens are drinking a lot of sports and energy drinks. Recycling bins at schools and other places adolescents hang out are overflowing with the evidence and, indeed, trade groups representing beverage manufacturers report that [...]

2. Want to Boost Breast-Feeding Rates? More Maternity Leave is Key
If the United States wants to significantly increase its breast-feeding rates, extending women's maternity leave would be a good place to start, according to new research published today in the journal Pediatrics. Public health researchers from the University of South [...]

3. Health Officials Urge Nearly 700 Patients Exposed to TB to Get Tested

4. Advice for Online Daters: If You're a Guy, Don't Smile
Men, if you're trying to lure the ladies with a photograph, make like James Dean and brood. Women are turned off by guys who smile, according to a new study published in the American Psychological Association's journal Emotion. Men, however, [...]

5. Study: Red and Processed Meats Linked With Colon Cancer Risk
Burger lovers may feel disheartened as the case against red meat continues to grow. Previous data have linked diets high in red meat, and particularly processed meat like bacon and sausage, to ill health and higher risk of death from [...]

6. Viewpoint: In Wake of Founder's Arrest, 'Shock School' for Autistic Children Should Be Shuttered
On an August night four years ago, following phoned-in instructions from someone they believed was a supervisor, staff members of a group home for emotionally disturbed boys in Stoughton, Mass., rousted two teenage residents from their beds at 2 a.m., [...]

7. Mystery Virus in South Korea Claims Second Victim
Health officials in South Korea reported that a second person has died after being infected with an unknown virus. According to news reports, eight patients from different parts of the country have been hospitalized in recent months with similar cold [...]

8. A 21-Week-Old Baby Survives and Doctors Ask, How Young is Too Young to Save?
Last month, a baby girl widely considered the most premature European baby ever to survive left a German hospital and headed home. Frieda Mangold was born more than four months early, at 21 weeks and five days. She weighed a [...]

9. 5 Ways Americans' Allergies Are Getting Worse
Allergies are going nowhere but up. One in five Americans now suffer from allergies, accounting for 17 million doctors appointments and 30,000 emergency room visits each year. And the numbers are on the rise, according to a large new study [...]

10. Drug Trial Is Halted After Niacin Fails to Protect the Heart


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