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40 percent of parents give young kids medicine they shouldn't

40 percent of parents give young kids medicine they shouldn't

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 23 (UPI) -- Four in 10 U.S. parents give children age 4 and younger cough/cold medicine that is not recommended for young children, researchers say.
U.S. parents' top worry: Lack of exercise

U.S. parents' top worry: Lack of exercise

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Most U.S. parents agree couch-potato kids are the biggest children's health problem, a U.S. survey indicates.

Many support single-doses of medications

ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 22 (UPI) -- Two-thirds of U.S. adults -- many grandparents -- support single-dose packaging to avoid accidental poisoning, a survey indicates.

Public against making teen sexting a crime

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 25 (UPI) -- Most U.S. adults do not support legal consequences for teens who engage in sexting -- sending sexually explicit photos via cellphone, a survey indicates.

Researchers: Fix healthcare disparities

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. healthcare reform won't be adequate if disparities related to such factors as race and social status are not addressed, two researchers say.

Call for med student healthcare curriculum

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 1 (UPI) -- University of Michigan physicians are proposing changing medical student and resident education to include instruction in how healthcare systems function.

Survey: Flu vaccine under-utilized

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Flu vaccination rates among young U.S. children and high-risk adults are much lower than expected nationwide, a survey indicates.

Poll: Many parents don't see child obese

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Many U.S. parents fail to recognize that their children are overweight or obese and, as a result, may not modify their children's diet and activity levels.

Study: Chicken pox vaccine a huge success

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Michigan researchers say the chicken pox vaccine has been a far greater public health success in the United States than first expected.

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ALEXANDRA THOMPSON, UPI Science News

High cost of Prevnar vaccine reduces use

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 2 (UPI) -- The high cost of the new Prevnar vaccine for young children -- $260 for a four-shot series -- is resulting in a patchwork of vaccine practice.
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