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Sen. Chuck Schumer Wants to Keep Your Child From Overdosing on Medicine

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Sen. Charles E. Schumer is calling on federal regulators to require that all liquid children’s medications be equipped with safety devices called flow restrictors, following an investigation by ProPublica and testing by Consumer Reports showing that the devices can help prevent accidental overdoses.

Rise in STDs Attributed Almost Entirely to Males

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found an 11 percent rise in syphilis and a 4 percent increase in gonorrhea cases in 2012 in the U.S. But what does the XY chromosome have to do with these sexually transmitted diseases?

A Link Between Antibiotics and Obesity?

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Researchers discovered that states with high rates of antibiotic use also tend to have higher obesity rates. The maps are striking, with the Southeast leading and the West Coast showing the lowest rates of prescription use and low obesity.

Count the Carnage: 500 Kids Die Each Year From Gunshots

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A new study touted as the first of its kind tallies up part of the blood cost of American gun ownership: Some 500 children killed and more than 7,700 wounded in 2009, the last year examined. And states with the highest gun ownership rates have the highest child death rates, the study found.

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