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Pill-taking can be less yucky for kids, study review finds

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CHICAGO (AP) — Many sick kids can't or won't swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help... Full Story

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  • Lawmakers seek FDA review of ingredients used in cosmetics

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators introduced legislation Monday that would require the Food and Drug Administration to evaluate and report on some of the ingredients used in cosmetics and personal-care products such as shampoo and skin cream.

  • Ohio elections board assures staff after meningitis case

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio elections board is assuring staff members and voters operations will continue as usual after a poll worker in training contracted bacterial meningitis.

  • Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 — and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday.

  • Correction: HIV Outbreak-Indiana story

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — In a story April 17 about an HIV outbreak in southern Indiana, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says between 50 percent and 90 percent of people with hepatitis C are also infected with HIV. The CDC says 50 percent to 9 percent of people with HIV who use injectable drugs have hepatitis C.

  • Waivers may give next president way out of health care feuds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.

  • Pill-taking can be less yucky for kids, study review finds
    Pill-taking can be less yucky for kids, study review finds

    CHICAGO (AP) — Many sick kids can't or won't swallow pills — and that can make them sicker. But there may be some pretty simple ways to help the medicine go down, a new study says.

  • For next president, a way out of the health care fights?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican or Democrat, the next president will have the chance to remake the nation's health care overhaul without fighting Congress.

  • Man pleads guilty in case over young daughter's rotten teeth
    Man pleads guilty in case over young daughter's rotten teeth

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The father of a 6-year-old girl whose teeth were so rotten her life was endangered pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment on Friday.

  • Correction: Bird Flu story

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — In a story April 16 about bird flu, The Associated Press reported erroneously that recent outbreaks had led to the death of more than 2.5 million turkeys and chickens. The correct figure at the time was more than 2.4 million, and not all the birds slated to be euthanized had een.

  • Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment
    Intersex surgeries spark move away from drastic treatment

    CHICAGO (AP) — She was born to a young Chicago couple, named Jennifer, and grew into a beautiful long-lashed child with wavy dark hair, big brown eyes and a yearning, youthful desire to be just like all the other girls.

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