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Drug That Can Stop a Dozen ‘Untreatable’ Cancers Gets Approval—And Company Vows to Help Every Patient Afford It

The groundbreaking drug had a 75% overall success rate in adult and pediatric patients displaying a variety of untreatable cancers.

Top School of Medicine is Now Paying Tuition for All of Its Med Students

The NYU School of Medicine just announced that it is offering full-tuition scholarships to all current and future students in its MD degree program...

Drug With 93% Success Rate for Pediatric Cancers Gets FDA Breakthrough Status

The drug, which had no severe side effects, showed “unprecedented” success with certain pediatric tumors, as well as several adult forms of cancer.

Fiona the Hippo and Her Chubby Neck Adorably Photobombs Man’s Wedding Proposal

This couple was delighted to find that a chubby baby hippo had decided to preside over their marriage proposal at the Cincinnati Zoo this week.

Eli Manning Just Scored a Perfect Goal For Kids Cancer Research

The beloved New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning just scored the goal of a lifetime with these kids. More than 500 youth and community groups...

Number of Child Deaths Cut Almost in Half Globally Since 1990,

According to this new study, mortality among children and adolescents decreased worldwide from nearly 14.2 million deaths in 1990 to just over 7.2 million deaths...

These “Bad” Habits May Have Surprising Health Benefits for Kids

It turns out some habits parents try to break in their kids are actually good for their health. A new study published in the journal...

Kids Who Have Puppies Or Ponies Also Have Lower Asthma Risk

Science has just given every boy and girl ample evidence to argue their case for a new puppy— kids with dogs are less likely...

Tainted Halloween Candy Is Just An Urban Legend, Say The Facts

Good news! Stories of tainted candy aren’t any more real than ghosts. Halloween brings plenty of scares — vampires, zombies, even Monster Houses — but there’s...

Doctor Builds Makeshift Device To Save Baby’s Life on Airline Flight

  Flying at 35,000 feet over the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a doctor cobbled together a makeshift medical tool — partly from trash —...
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Antibiotic Use in Children has Dropped

The number of children taking antibiotics has decreased over the past decade  with fewer unnecessary prescriptions being written in every age group, according to...
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Recess Boosts Kids’ Grades

Children who get more exercise also tend to do better in school, whether the exercise comes as recess, physical education classes or getting exercise...
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More Hospitals Eliminate Free Infant Formula Samples

Hospitals that discontinued distributing industry-sponsored infant formula sample packs to new mothers doubled from 2007 to 2010, but many continue the practice despite criticism...
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19 Chain Restaurants Join to Offer Healthier Kids Food

With nearly one in three American children obese or overweight, 19 U.S. restaurant chains, including Burger King and IHOP, are backing an industry effort...
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Jessica Alba Lends Celebrity Heat to Toxic Chemical Consumer Bill on Capitol Hill

Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics asked the federal government to redo the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that chemicals in consumer...
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Jessica Alba Pushes Toxic Chemical Bill With Moms on Capitol Hill

Last month, the American Academy of Pediatrics asked the federal government to redo the Toxic Substances Control Act to ensure that chemicals in consumer...
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Doctors List 14 Ways to Show Children Love

From the American Academy of Pediatrics comes this list of 14 ways to show your love to your children: Use plenty of positive words with...
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Doctors List 14 Ways to Show Children Love

From the American Academy of Pediatrics comes this list of 14 ways to show your love to your children: Use plenty of positive...
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Swine Flu Receding, Vaccine Supply Growing

The number of H1N1 swine flu cases in the United States has dropped steadily for four weeks as vaccine stockpiles continue to grow, the...
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Doctors Orders: Kids Should Play More

A new study by doctors is calling for changes in kids' over-scheduled lifestyles with more time in the school day for recess. The American...