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Mediterranean diet could improve your kid’s heart health. Here’s how to follow it, according to experts

By Taylor Nicioli, CNN (CNN) — The Mediterranean diet has been linked to many health benefits for adults. Now, a new study suggests it could be beneficial to children’s heart health as well. An analysis of nine earlier studies including 577 participants from the ages of 3 to 18 has found incorporating the Mediterranean diet for at

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After ‘historic backslide’ during pandemic, global childhood immunization rates stall, new data shows

By Maya Davis, CNN (CNN) — Although the Covid-19 pandemic saw unprecedented speed in the development and distribution of coronavirus vaccines, experts say it was also marked by a significant and concerning drop in the rate of routine vaccinations. New data from the World Health Organization and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund shows the world

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Tampons contain lead, arsenic and potentially toxic chemicals, studies say. Here’s what to know

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN (CNN) — The average menstruating person will spend about five years of their total reproductive lifespan using an estimated 11,000 tampons, sanitary pads, panty liners and other menstrual products, experts say. What if some of those menstrual aids contain heavy metals or potentially toxic chemicals linked to chronic diseases and reproductive

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Secondhand e-cigarette aerosols expose kids to less nicotine than cigarettes, study finds, but can still be risky

By Jen Christensen, CNN (CNN) — Children who live in homes where adults use e-cigarettes are exposed to significantly less nicotine through secondhand aerosols than children in homes where adults use traditional cigarettes, a new study shows. But vaping still exposes kids to nicotine and may present other risks, too. To keep children completely nicotine-free,

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Body-shaming is everywhere this summer

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN (CNN) — Did you sculpt your “bikini body”? Is your skin soft and tan and free of body hair? Are you ready for your summer vacation? The pressures around how people’s bodies look can feel particularly high in summer, and it can come from everywhere: advertisements, celebrities, influencers, your friends on

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Pharmacy benefit managers may raise the prices of prescription drugs at the pharmacy counter

Pharmacy benefit managers profit at expense of patients and small pharmacies, FTC says

By Tami Luhby, CNN (CNN) — Pharmacy benefit managers, which negotiate the terms for prescription drug access for hundreds of millions of Americans, are racking up profits while squeezing patients and independent pharmacies, according to an interim staff report released Tuesday by the Federal Trade Commission. The commission, which launched an inquiry into the opaque

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