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Being Poor Is Bad for Kids' Brains, Study Says

A new study indicates children raised in poorer households have brains with less surface area, meaning they could be at a disadvantage in developing important academic skills, NBC News reported. »

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Study: Family Income Can Affect Kids' Brain Structure

The study suggests that effects are not necessarily permanent, but access to resources can affect various brain measurements. »

Nearly 100 Get Food Poisoning in Chinatown Restaurant

A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated... »

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Stopping Super Bugs

The Obama Administration unveiled a new plan to stop superbugs by cutting back on the issuance of antibiotics. »

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Doctors: Don't Use Kitchen Spoons for Children's Medication

Leading pediatricians suggest using metric measurements to avoid accidental overdoses in children. »

Proposed NJ Law Requires Docs to Talk About Addiction

New Jersey wants doctors to discuss addiction with patients when prescribing certain medications. »

Eat This, Not That: Pediatricians Adjust to New Science on Introducing Food to Kids

Food allergies among children increased approximately 50 percent between the late 90s and now, according to the Centers for Disease Control. How did we get there? »

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Child Abuse Center Opens Medical Suite

The Philadelphia Children's Alliance opened a new medical suite for child abuse victims at its Hunting Park facility. »

Boy With Rare Disorder Asks Supporters to Wear Yellow Before Operation

A 5-year-old boy with an immune disorder is asking people to wear yellow, his favorite color, on the day of his second bone marrow transplant on March 27. »

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