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SIDS rate has declined considerably, but efforts continue to save more young lives
I still put my 2-year-old to sleep on his back even though each morning he's snuggled on his tummy, head shoved into a corner of his crib.
Sick mouths may play a role in other diseases
Bacteria-laden mouths and bleeding gums are giving medical researchers plenty to think about.
Turns out gum disease is associated with a greater risk of developing diabetes, heart disease and even pregnancy complications.
Could a smartphone physical be in your future?
But what if these technologies not only make physicians' physical exams easier but also improve our interactions with patients? Smartphones can offer doctors a more reliable exam while increasing patient involvement in their care.
NFL injury risk has Hall-of-Fame dad concerned for rookie son
Kyle Long is going into the family business. "Some people are third-generation carpenters, and that's what they do," his father says. "Well, we hit people."
Manis and pedis may be harmful to your health
Your next manicure or pedicure could actually do you more harm than good. Fingernail polish and its obvious cousin, nail polish remover, contain a plethora of toxic chemicals that are known to cause or associated with cancer, reproductive disabilities, asthma and other harmful health consequences.
Fad-free weight control: Blueberries loaded with antioxidants, flavor
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) are currently under review for when a 2015 version is published. The last version, DGA 2010, includes recommendations to increase servings of fruits and vegetables. Summertime is a wonderful time to expand your variety of fruits and veggies, and July is blueberry month. Blueberries will be available at farmers markets and at local supermarkets at good prices now, so this is a great time to stock up and try new recipes as well.
U.S. wives narrow infidelity gap with 40 percent increase in cheating
American women, who trail men when it comes to making money, leading companies and accumulating wealth, are closing the gap on at least one measure: cheating on their spouses.
VIDEO: 3D printing creates 'bionic ear'
Researchers at Princeton University have the technology - they can't make you stronger or faster, but they can print out what they call a 'bionic ear.'
Kids mistaking laundry detergent pods for candy
Those colorful pods of laundry detergent can actually do more harm than good. Recent reports from poison control centers across the country found that children are mistaking these colorful bite-sized casings for candy.
Brush up on foods that are good for teeth
Sugary foods such as candy, soda, sports drinks and ice cream provide fuel for the bacteria, but there is actually a trifecta of criteria that make foods bad for teeth: anything that has sugar or acid or is sticky.
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