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11 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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Most Americans support raising tobacco sales age to 21

By Kathryn Doyle (Reuters Health) - More than two thirds of U.S. adults, including a majority of smokers, support raising the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21, according to a 2013 survey. Many municipalities nationwide, including 30 communities in Massachusetts alone, the Big Island of Hawaii and New York City, have passed laws banning sales to people ...

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17 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Women's Health Providers Prefer To Use IUDs For Their Own Birth Control

Trying to choose a method of birth control can make a woman feel as if she's drowning in a sea of hormones, latex and copper. But a new study might offer some clarity. It turns out that when it comes to birth control, women's health providers themselves prefer to use intrauterine devices, or IUDs. The research, conducted in 2013 by ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Parents Often Want Changes In Kids' Shots Schedule -- And Most Doctors Comply

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Many parents ask doctors to spread out toddlers' vaccines instead of following the recommended immunization schedule, according to a new study. Most doctors comply with the request, even though they believe the delays put the children at risk for preventable diseases and make the experience more painful, the researchers report in the journal ...

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MAR 02, 2015 - Chicago Tribune

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A nutty weapon to fight peanut allergy

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.

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FEB 27, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Why More Schools Are Letting Their Students Sleep In

It can be downright Sisyphean to get a teenager out of bed. Just like adults, they're often significantly sleep-deprived -- and the first period bell is doing them no favors. Adolescents have been steadily logging fewer hours of sleep over the last 20 years, according to a recent study. Surveys from the early 1990s found that 52 percent of 15-year-olds ...

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