Don’t give kids pain meds that contain codeine, FDA says
The FDA says children under 12 should not be given prescription medicines that contain codeine or another narcotic, tramadol, and that such drugs can also be dangerous to youth between 12 and 18. Read more
Some vets can go to CVS clinics for minor ailments
Some ailing veterans can now use their federal health care benefits at CVS¬†“MinuteClinics” to treat minor illnesses and injuries, under a pilot program announced by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Read more
Talking to teens about stress
Approximately 30 percent of the 1,018 teens surveyed reported feeling sad, overwhelmed or depressed, and 25 percent said that they had skipped meals because of their anxiety.   Read more
Asbestos deaths remain a public health concern, CDC says
People are still dying of cancer linked to asbestos, the CDC says, despite decades of regulations meant to limit dangerous exposure. Read more
Good sleep gets tougher with age
Most people see their sleep habits shift as they age, but a new review suggests that some seniors lose the ability to get deep, restorative rest. Read more

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