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Two Strengths Of Infant Acetaminophen Boost Confusion, Risk

Infant pain medicines are being changed to make them safer, but right now both old and new concentrations are on pharmacy shelves, increasing the risk of accidental overdoses that prompted the changes in the first place. Parents beware.

Critics Say Obama's Efforts To Protect Science Are Slow and Weak

The Obama administration is trudging ahead with policies designed to protect the integrity of scientific research. But critics of the process say the policies that have been released so far don't do enough to prevent political manipulation of science.

Feds Trash Old Proposal On Animal Antibiotics

Back in the 1970s, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration grew increasingly concerned about the casual use of antibiotics in livestock production. Now, in the quiet days before Christmas, the agency quietly withdrew a proposal to regulate the industry's use of the drugs.

What's Sharing An Egg (Or Sperm) Among Friends?

If your child was conceived with a donor egg, should you tell her? What and when should you tell? A new study finds that donors and recipients often don't think that through before the child is born, even if they are relatives or good friends.

Americans Say Security Checks Are A Bigger Health Concern Than Flights

More than 1 in 5 respondents said they would refuse to be examined in one of the whole-body scanners now in many airports. A third of people under 35 said they would decline the scans.

Report: Cuts In Federal Funding Put Public Health Preparedness At Risk

State and local health departments are better prepared to handle for public health emergencies since the Sept. 11 attacks. But budget cuts are chipping away at those gains.

Medicare Can't Rescue Congress On Fix For Doctors' Pay

With official Washington trapped in partisan gridlock, doctors who treat Medicare patients are once again facing the prospect of a big cut in pay that almost no one supports.