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Report: Kids' Medication Poisonings Rise Sharply

Report: Kids' Medication Poisonings Rise Sharply

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Kid's Health:

Prescription and over-the-counter s in the United States, according to a new report. While overall child poisonings are on the decline, medication-related poisonings doubled between 1979 and 2006, Ann J. Curry reports for CNN.

Health Reform: Here are on the 2010 health reform law as it takes up arguments next week, Mark Sherman and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar report for the Associated Press.

Vaccines: Pockets of unvaccinated children in the United States, particularly in the Northwest, continue to worry public health officials who say for measles and other potentially life-threatening childhood diseases, Valerie Bauerlein and Betsy McKay report for the Wall St. Journal.

Altitude Sickness: Good news for skiers and mountaineers: taking ibuprofen before, during and after going to high altitudes , according to a new study, Alice Park reports for Time.

Medicare/Medicaid: Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed , raising the Medicare eligibility age to 67 from 65 and turn Medicaid over to the states, Marilyn Werber Serafini reports for Kaiser Health News.

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