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September 20, 2013

House Votes to Cut Food Stamps by $4 Billion Annually

The bill would not, at least in theory, affect households with children, but would grant certain benefits to schools.

September 12, 2013

Michelle Obama Launches Water-Drinking Campaign

Michelle Obama, along with the Partnership for a Healthier America, has launched "Drink Up," a new campaign that pushes people to drink more water.

August 09, 2013

How Peanuts Became Public Health Enemy #1

Peanut allergies affect one of every 100 people. How did that turn into an epidemic?

August 08, 2013

No Relief From Secondhand Smoke for Youth With Asthma, CDC Says

The study shows no change over the previous decade in the exposure of children with asthma to secondhand smoke, although children without asthma had better luck.

July 31, 2013

House Passes Bill Aiming Grant Money at Allergy Attacks

A bill that passed the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday directs the Department of Education to give higher asthma-grant priority to states that also take measures to address anaphylaxis.

July 16, 2013

Dropouts Are Driving Up Medicaid Costs, Says New Report

A new study adds further clout to the idea that dropouts are a national problem, not a personal one—because they cost the medical system money.

June 27, 2013

Rules for School Vending Machines, Snacks Unveiled

The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.

June 25, 2013

Feds Affirm Educational Rights of Pregnant, Parenting Teens

Pregnant students need to be treated the same as other students, the U.S. Department of Education said in a letter to school districts today.

June 24, 2013

U.S. Children Better, Worse Off as Economy Recovers, Report Finds

More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.

June 20, 2013

HPV Vaccine Credited With Cutting Infections in Teen Girls

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the new findings are evidence that far more young women should be vaccinated against HPV.

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