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Why are food allergies on the rise?updated: Tue Aug 03 2010 13:39:00

Two-year-old Ethan Wily had a cold recently, so at first it wasn't surprising that he started coughing last week after eating some pistachio gelato.

SIDS linked to brain chemicalupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 17:32:00

A new study finds babies who die of sudden infant death syndrome have low serotonin levels. Elizabeth Cohen reports.

SIDS babies have low serotonin levels, study findsupdated: Wed Feb 03 2010 17:32:00

Babies who died from sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, show lower amounts of the brain chemical serotonin, says a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

More vaccine doses releasedupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 11:09:00

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says more H1N1 vaccine is on the way. Sandra Endo reports.

ERs hustling to keep up with H1N1 casesupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 11:09:00

Nate Wordell, 7, just feels lousy: swollen eyes, cough, high fever, stomach ache and he's dehydrated. Nate has H1N1.

Vitamin D may protect against common coldupdated: Tue Feb 24 2009 09:31:00

Vitamin D may protect people -- especially those with asthma and other chronic lung conditions -- from colds and other respiratory tract infections, according to the largest study to date to look at the link. Fans Reduce Infants' Sudden Death Riskupdated: Mon Oct 06 2008 17:40:00

A new study shows that turning on a fan at night can protect infants from sudden unexplained death How Bad Are iPods for Your Hearing?updated: Mon Jul 28 2008 14:00:00

Expert Brian Fligor discusses the damage from personal audio devices and how to prevent it New Clues to Autism's Causeupdated: Thu Jul 10 2008 13:00:00

Research points to learning-related genes as a contributor to autism and suggests that early intervention in children can help fix genetic defects FDA: Insulin Pumps Linked to Injuries, Deathsupdated: Mon May 05 2008 20:00:00

Insulin pumps are used by tens of thousands of teenagers worldwide with Type 1 diabetes, but they can be risky and have been linked to injuries and even deaths

Could gene trigger autism?updated: Thu Jan 10 2008 10:23:00

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports on new research that shows a possible genetic trigger for autism. Rare Gene Change Linked to Autismupdated: Wed Jan 09 2008 18:00:00

A rare genetic variation dramatically raises the risk of developing autism, a large study showed, opening new research targets for better understanding the disorder and for treating it High Blood Pressure Affects Kids Too updated: Tue Aug 21 2007 15:00:00

The rate of hypertension in children is increasing, a new study finds, but doctors often miss the danger signs

When modern life pumps up the volume, give your ears some TLCupdated: Tue Apr 10 2007 11:23:00

Whoever's rocking your iPod today, do yourself a favor and turn it down. Those tiny earbuds pump music directly into the ear canal, making it easier to do permanent damage. Live music or sports, power tools, and even hair dryers can spell trouble for your hearing, too.

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