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Zika-infected babies born without birth defects might still develop health conditions, CDC says

August 13, 2018


CDC's latest Vital Signs report shows an estimated one in seven infants who were exposed to the Zika virus while they were fetuses developed one or more health conditions that might have been caused by the virus by the time they were one year old.

The 'Hot Water Challenge': Inside the latest internet trend that has kids drinking boiling water

August 13, 2018


Hospitals across the country are treating burn patients who have consumed or had boiling water poured onto them as part of the so-called "Hot Water Challenge."

HHS announces recipients of Title X family planning grants

August 13, 2018


HHS says that it will award about $290 million in Title X family planning grants to all current grantees and 12 new organizations—including groups that are suing HHS over its new criteria for organizations seeking the grants.

FDA issues guidance to close orphan drug loophole

August 3, 2018


FDA in final guidance aims to close a regulatory loophole that the agency says allowed some drugmakers to receive an orphan drug designation for drugs that treat diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 pediatric patients without conducting research on how the drugs work in pediatric populations.

FDA warns against devices marketed for 'vaginal rejuvenation'

August 2, 2018


FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb warns women and their health care providers against the use of devices for procedures—referred to as vaginal rejuvenation—to eliminate or reshape vaginal tissue to treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, sexual function, or urinary incontinence.

Providers don't follow guidelines to prevent maternal deaths, injuries, USA Today investigation finds

July 30, 2018


A USA Today investigation shows thousands of U.S. women die or sustain life-changing injuries during childbirth annually as a result of hospitals and medical employees not following recommended safety practices.

5 common food additives to avoid, according to AAP

July 30, 2018


The American Academy of Pediatrics is urging U.S. residents to avoid certain chemicals used in food processing, citing potential negative health effects, and is calling on FDA to update its standards for reviewing those substances.

Young adults are more likely than older adults to have medical debt, study finds

July 27, 2018


A new study finds that although young adults spend significantly less than older adults on health care bills, they are substantially more likely to have medical debt.

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