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Researchers published a study this week that describes an uptick in reports of playground brain injuries. Although the increase was negligible, much of the media coverage failed to put the risks in context.

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While innovation will spur many changes in health care, current trends may also create unwelcome developments. Dr. Monya De offers her first five of 10 predictions on what medicine will look like in the decades to come.

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There has been a bevy of headlines on child obesity this week, triggered by a new study casting doubt on earlier reports of drops in early childhood obesity rates. But real story is rather more complicated than the headlines suggest.

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A University of Iowa study found MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) in 70 percent of hogs on farms studied and in 64 percent of workers; resistant bacteria were found on an unopened soft drink can in a car following a poultry truck.

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The FDA finally took action on a long-delayed petition Thursday, allowing folic acid to be added to corn-masa flour to potentially prevent birth defects. The vitamin has been added to other grains for years.

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Does a forthcoming ban on smoking in public housing promote the health of residents or amount to "nannying the poor"? Reporter Jennifer Bihm looks into the issue.

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Diabetes impacts nearly 10 percent of Americans and people of color are twice as likely to be diagnosed. Another 8 million have not been diagnosed and millions more are considered pre-diabetic. Why have diagnoses increased so quickly? And what might offer promise in slowing its spread?

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More than 40 members of Congress called for the FDA to allow folic acid to be added to corn masa on Tuesday. Advocates say such a move could help prevent devastating birth defects like those seen in three counties in Central Washington.

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According to the Maine Children’s Alliance, 30 percent of Maine kids ages 10-17 are overweight. That’s more than 36,000 kids, and nearly half of those are considered obese. And children from low-income families are especially vulnerable.

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Waiting for Medicaid eligibility is a common experience in Bexar County, Tex., and one big reason why women don't receive prenatal care as early as they should. It contributes to the rising number of babies born to women who received prenatal care after their first trimester — or not at all.

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