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Health officials address heart inflammation concerns

The CDC is sending researchers to Washington, at the request of state health officials, to help sort through reports of heart inflammation showing up in teenagers and young adults after they get the COVID-19 vaccine. Washington's acting State Health Officer,…

Physician groups call for taxes on sugary drinks

Physicians' groups have long taken a stand against high consumption of sugary drinks in the United States -- and now they are calling for several policies to limit access to sugar-sweetened beverages among children and teens.

There's new advice to prevent food allergies in children

Giving a baby a new food to try is fun, and it should be. The only concerns parents should have: finding their phones fast enough to document the funny faces and cleaning up the mess that might follow. Yet in recent years, scientific evidence has accumulated quickly on what foods to introduce when and how to best prevent allergies -- leaving parents to keep track of it all.

Screen time for kids under 2 more than doubles, study finds

Screen time has more than doubled for children under 2 years old since 1997, a study published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics found, with time spent in front of a TV as the main driver despite a changing screen landscape.