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FDA Proposes Pregnant, Nursing Women, Children Eat More Fish

06/16/14

FDA Proposes Pregnant, Nursing Women, Children Eat More Fish

Federal health officials drafted new recommendations for the minimum amount of seafood pregnant and nursing women, as well as children, should eat per week.

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Secondary Drowning Danger for Kids Can Go Beyond the Pool

06/12/14

Secondary Drowning Danger for Kids Can Go Beyond the Pool

A mom's terrifying story of her young son's brush with death has prompted concern for parents in metro Detroit and beyond. Learn more about this summer risk.

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More Teens Driving Stoned than Drunk, New Study Says

06/06/14

More Teens Driving Stoned than Drunk, New Study Says

More college freshmen are admitting to getting behind the wheel under the influence of marijuana than alcohol. It's a trend that could have deadly results.

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One-Third of Detroit Pregnancies Aborted, Report Says

06/05/14

One-Third of Detroit Pregnancies Aborted, Report Says

While the national abortion rate has declined, Detroit's rate for terminating pregnancies is 31 percent. What factors could be contributing to the rate?

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Intestinal Germs May Impact Autism, According to a Study

06/03/14

Intestinal Germs May Impact Autism, According to a Study

Research from Arizona State University finds that kids with autism have different concentrations of certain bacterial-produced chemicals than those without autism.

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Women Over Age 35 Show Rising Pregnancy Rates Nationwide

05/28/14

Women Over Age 35 Show Rising Pregnancy Rates Nationwide

For decades, birth ages have been increasing. But since 2012, there's been a growing spike as future moms' roles and priorities continue to change.

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Number of Teenage Readers Declining, Study Reports

05/20/14

Number of Teenage Readers Declining, Study Reports

A roundup of studies has found nearly half of 17-year-olds get no pleasure from reading – and this is a dramatic decrease from a decade ago. What's happening right here in southeast Michigan?

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Baby Gate Related Injuries Increase Four Times in 10 Years

05/14/14

Baby Gate Related Injuries Increase Four Times in 10 Years

A new study by Nationwide Children's Hospital finds these incidents have quadrupled since 1990. The culprit may be improper installation and usage.

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National College Decision Day for Detroit High Schoolers

05/01/14

National College Decision Day for Detroit High Schoolers

Seniors announce their college choices on May 1, 2014. In Detroit, DESPA Early College of Excellence held an assembly for students to declare their decisions.

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Too Much Homework Could Cause Negative Emotional Impact

04/28/14

Too Much Homework Could Cause Negative Emotional Impact

Over three hours of it can stress kids out, trigger health issues and throw off life balance, a new study notes. And it's hitting home, too, says a local teacher.

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