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Asthma-Inhaler-021216.jpg Pregnant women who take acetaminophen may be more likely to have a child with asthma, a new study suggests. For the study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, Norwegian researchers tracked data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study. Investigators focused on conditions during pregnancy for which some expectant mothers took acetaminophen.

Pertussis-020916.jpg Protections from a whooping cough vaccine may diminish faster following a booster shot, according to new data from the Kaiser Permanente Vaccine Study Center. The research looked specifically at the DTaP vaccine, which is currently given to children aged 2, 4 and 6 months. Now, however, the researchers suggest that the booster's efficacy may decrease over time.

sarana-011916.jpg Mothers who consume increased quantities of fish while pregnant may provide brain benefits to their children for years to come, according to a new study from researchers at the Center for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Barcelona. For the study the researchers reviewed health data from 2,000 pairs of mothers and children.

syrup-011316.jpg The Perrigo Company has issued a recall on some of its children's cough medication products due to incorrect dosage information on the packaging. The recall includes two different batches of guaifenesin grape liquid (100mg/5 mL) children's guaifenesin DM cherry liquid (100mg guaifenesin and 5mg dextromethorphan HBr/ 5 ml).

Children-marbles-011116.jpg Increased social interactions could be an integral part of having a longer life, according to a new study from researchers at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill. The researchers reviewed data collected from U.S. citizens ranging from adolescent to senior citizen. They examined the reported levels of social interaction, social support and social strain.

Smoke-011116.jpg Half of all U.S. teens may still be exposed to secondhand smoke, according to a new study from researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For the study the researchers reviewed health data collected from over 18,000 middle schoolers. They found that in the year of 2013 more than 48 percent of all the kids reported being exposed to secondhand smoke.

Adderallrx-010616.jpg Some ADHD medications may have psychotic side effects for some patients, according to a new study from researchers at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. For the study the researchers examined health records from 161 children between the ages of 6 and 21. They found that roughly two-thirds of the children that were prescribed stimulants had a psychotic side effect at some point.

School-Lunch-010415.jpg The newest guidelines set out to make school lunches healthier are having the desired effect, according to a new study from researchers at the School of Public Health at University of Washington. For the study the researchers examined the differences made by changing school lunches in three middles schools and three high schools in Washington.

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