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Mumps Cases Hit 10-Year High in U.S....
SOURCE: Texas A&M, news release, Dec. 19, 2016

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 21, 2016 -- Mumps cases have hit a 10-year high in the United States, and the contagious disease is especially common on college campuses, an infectious disease expert says.

Before a mumps vaccine became widely available in the United States in 1967, nearly every child wou...

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Screen Time May Not Be So Bad for Teens After All...
SOURCES: Andrew Przybylski, Ph.D., experimental psychologist, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, England; Megan Moreno, M.D., MPH, adolescent pediatrician , Seattle Children's Hospital; Ruth Milanaik, D.O., director, neonatal neurodevelopmental follow-up program, Cohen Children's Medical Center, New Hyde Park, N.Y.; Matthew Lorber, M.D., director, child and adolescent psychiatry, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; January 2017, Psychological Science

FRIDAY, Jan. 20, 2017 -- Teens who log hours of screen time every day -- on video games, smartphones, computers, TV and the like -- may not be doing themselves any harm, a new study suggests.

A digital "sweet spot" of screen time might even benefit teens' well-being by allowing them to ...

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