ICYMI: “Chat-Worthy” News Recap

Recap for Week Ending Feb. 28, 2014: 

Pediatrics Group Balks at Rise of Retail Health Clinics Read article here

Pediatricians update guidelines for kids’ checkups Read article here


New Concerns Raised About Yellow Dyes Read article here

PHOTO: A new study raises concerns about a long-banned chemical.

Nurse caseload, education impacts mortality rates Read article here

Catch MS Years Before Symptoms Develop Read article here

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Study: Women with BRCA1 mutations should remove ovaries by 35 Read article here

Overlooked Virus May Be Cause Of Paralyzing Disease In California Read article here

Sophia Jarvis, 4, of Berkeley, Calif., is one of the few children diagnosed with the polio-like disease, which left her arm paralyzed. She attended a press conference Monday at Stanford University with her dad, Jeff.

New CDC data shows 43 percent drop in obesity rates among children 2 to 5 Read article here

FDA weighs risks of 3-person embryo fertilization Read article here


New pain pill’s approval: ‘Genuinely frightening’ Read article here

Millions of people turn to over-the-counter drugs for relief when they have a headache or minor aches and pains. Others are prescribed pain medication or even (in some states) have turned to medical marijuana for pain relief. Every medication, however, can carry risks. Here's a guide to some of the most commonly used pain relief medications:

If You Have An Irregular Heartbeat, You Should Probably Take Blood Thinners Read article here


Could Tylenol In Pregnancy Be Linked To ADHD In Children? Read article here


Testosterone Drugs Should Carry Black Box Warning Of Heart Risks, Consumer Group Says Read article here

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Cheap urine test for cancer steps closer Read article here

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New Clues Emerge About Why Autism Is More Common In Boys Read article here 

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Stethoscopes could play a part in spreading germs Read article here

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Nutrition Labels To Get Long-Overdue Tweaks Read article here

Nutrition labels will be getting a makeover this week to make it easier for consumers to understand the information.

Are Kids Born to Older Dads at Risk for Mental Health Woes? Read article here

Slap on a Flu Patch? New Vaccine Would Skip the Needle Read article here

In final stretch, Obamacare equation is numbers, days and attitudes Read article here

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