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  • Do kids need supplements?

    Do kids need supplements?
    When my son was 4, I tried giving him nutritional supplements to make up for his appalling diet. I mixed fish oil into his orange juice. I let him eat candylike gummy multivitamins. And I stirred a chocolate powder containing 31 fruit and vegetable...
  • Operation Smile

    Operation Smile
    It all begins with a smile. Sounds simple enough, right? Well, it is, and it isn't … and here's why. Sadly, more than 200,000 children are born with cleft lips and cleft palates each year. In fact, every three minutes, a child is born with a cleft...
  • Protection with a price

    Sunscreen can help prevent those painful episodes of childhood sunburn, a risk factor for skin cancer later in life. But although sunscreen is recommended for infants older than six months by everyone from the National Institutes of Health to the American...
  • Rotavirus Vaccines Reduce Hospital Admissions

    Rotavirus Vaccines Reduce Hospital Admissions
    The introduction of the first rotavirus vaccine in the United States in 2006 led to sharp reductions in hospitalizations for gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and intestines that is marked by diarrhea and dehydration, researchers recently...
  • Diet Proposals Often Refuted, Ignored

    Diet Proposals Often Refuted, Ignored
    Every five years the American public gets a newly tweaked directive on what we're supposed to be eating. And every five years the American public largely ignores it. For example, the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend we eat 2 1/2 cups of...
  • Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions

    Sharp drop in U.S. circumcisions
    Despite a worldwide campaign for circumcision to slow the spread of AIDS, the rate of circumcision among U.S. baby boys appears to be declining. A little-noted presentation by a federal health researcher last month at the International AIDS Conference in...
  • Five Tips to Protect New Dads' Health

    Five Tips to Protect New Dads' Health
    Attention, expectant dads: Moms aren't the only ones who experience health risks before or after birth. Even though fathers-to-be don't go through the physical changes of carrying a child, some have insomnia, nausea, irritability or even labor pains, a...
  • Prostate Screening Debate Continues

    Prostate Screening Debate Continues
    As a boy, Ophni Davis dreamed of becoming a doctor. Instead, he became a barber. But he still considers it his job to look after people's welfare. So if a man who looks about the right age comes into his Blue Hills Avenue salon in Hartford, Connecticut,...
  • Gay blood donor restrictions stand

    Gay blood donor restrictions stand
    A high-level federal public health committee Friday declined to recommend a change in restrictions on blood donations by gay men, but it proposed research that could eventually allow some currently barred men to give blood. In voting 9 to 6 against...
  • For prostate, watch and wait

    For prostate, watch and wait
    Five years ago, when he was diagnosed with cancer, Kevin Brick gratefully accepted a doctor's offer to wait and see what happened to the tiny tumor in his prostate gland. So far, there is no evidence the cancer is growing or becoming more aggressive....
  • Circumcision push starts in Africa

    Circumcision push starts in Africa
    Circumcision programs are slowly beginning to be rolled out in sub-Saharan Africa in hopes of reducing the toll of HIV infections in the area, researchers said at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna. Some predicted that more than 4 million new HIV...