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Still Giving Your Toddler OTC Cold Medicine? New Survey Says Yes

Still Giving Your Toddler OTC Cold Medicine? New Survey Says Yes

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Here's the latest in health and health journalism news from Reporting on Health.

Children's Health:

Three years ago, the FDA warned parents not to give children under 2 over-the-counter cough or cold medicine because of unwanted side effects, limited effectiveness, and the risk of overdose. The message , according to a small survey of parents that found more than half had given their toddlers the medicine in the past 12 months, Ed Silverman reports for Pharmalot.

Nutrition: Nice try, but no Happy Meal prize for the food police: in New York City did little to convince kids, or their parents, to buy healthier meals, according to New York University researchers.

Heart Disease: The American Heart Association , acknowledging that women are more likely to suffer strokes while men are more likely to have heart attacks, Jenifer Goodwin reports for HealthDay.

Mental Health: Are you a slow walker ? Researchers actually are getting paid to study the latter, reports Shirley S. Wang for The Wall St. Journal. (hat tip: NPR's )

Substance Abuse: Rachel Dissell of the Cleveland Plain Dealer finds that than medicine that could help treat their addiction.

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