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Flameless Candle Batteries Pose Risk to Kids...
SOURCE: National Capital Poison Center, news release
1/4/2017

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 4, 2017 -- Tiny button batteries that light up flameless "tea candles" pose a significant risk to children when swallowed, the National Capital Poison Center warns.

The lithium batteries in the candles accounted for 14 percent of all the button batteries swallowed by child...

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Short Course of Antibiotics Not Best for Kids' Ear Infections...
SOURCE: University of Pittsburgh, news release, Dec. 21, 2016
12/21/2016

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- A shorter period of antibiotic treatment for ear infections in young children does more harm than good, a new study finds.

About three-quarters of children have ear infections in their first year of life. These infections are the most common reason why children...

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