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Woman Breaks Hip in Hospital Lobby, Told to Call 911
If you’re going to fall and hurt yourself, you might think a hospital lobby is a pretty lucky place to do it. After all, the building does house doctors and nurses who can tend to you right away.
That’s what 82-year-old Doreen Wallace thought. But she was wrong.
FDA Says Flu Injector Devices Not Approved as Vaccines
Flu vaccines have always been dreaded by those who hate shots, but this year a company called PharmaJet introduced a device that uses “a high-pressure steam of liquid to pierce the skin and deliver the vaccine.” The needle-phobics rejoiced.
But now the FDA is saying, Not s…
Study Shows TV Can Hinder the Development of Children Under 2
Pediatricians and development experts have strongly urged parents, once again, to limit the amount of television their young children watch.
The American Academy of Pediatrics released a recommendation to all parents of children under 2 years old Tuesday. It stressed that any time spent in front of a…
Supplements Could Be Linked to Increased Risk of Death in Women
Vitamins are said to be good for you. According to a new study from the University of Minnesota, however, that may not always be the case.
Researchers reviewed the cases of 38,000 women over a 19-year period and found that those who took supplements had about a 2.4 percent increased risk of death ove…
California Bans Minors From Tanning Beds
In a landmark new law, the state of California has prohibited all children under 14 from using tanning beds. State residents between the ages of 14 and 18 will only be allowed to tan under artificial light if they provide proof of parental consent.

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