(CBS) Childhood obesity public service announcements airing in Georgia have some critics crying foul that the dark-themed ads featuring grim overweight kids could backfire.
"We felt like we needed a very arresting, abrupt campaign that said: 'Hey, Georgia! Wake up. This is a problem,' " Linda Matzigkeit, a senior vice president at Children's Healthcare, a co-sponsor of the ads, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.Continue »
(CBS) Should breastfeeding be allowed in public? The oft-debated controversy that pits moms against retailers and nosey onlookers reached a fever pitch yesterday when women across the country protested Target by holding "nurse-ins" at more than 100 stores in 35 states.
"Feeding your baby is nothing to be ashamed of," North Texas nursing mother Angela Jackson told CBSDFW.com during a nurse-in. "I feel like asking someone to move to feed their baby is basically segregation."
(CBS) Build-A-Bear is recalling 300,000 teddy bears amid concerns the bears' eyes could pop out and kids could choke on them.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that Build-A-Bear Workshop Inc., of St. Louis, Mo. was voluntarily recalling the "Colorful Hearts Teddy Bears" line. The 16-inch tall bears with loosened eyes were sold from April 2011 through December 2011 in the U.S. and Canada.Continue »
(CBS/AP) An Oklahoma infant has been sickened by a rare Cronobacter sakazakii infection that's sometimes linked to tainted infant formula. Health officials say the baby from Tulsa County - the third child to be infected by the bacteria this month - has fully recovered.
An Illinois child also rebounded after being sickened by the bacteria. A Missouri infant who was 10 days old died.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Just shy of her 18th birthday, Idaho teen Jenni Lake gave birth to a baby boy she named Chad Michael. But Jenni knew she was not destined to become another teen mom.
While being admitted to the hospital, she pulled her nurse close to her and whispered something into her ear. The nurse would later repeat the girl's words to comfort her family, when their worst fears were realized a day after Chad was born.Continue »
(CBS/AP) How can parents protect their kids against potentially deadly diseases?
By giving them at least two dozen separate doses of vaccines against 14 diseases by the time their kids turn 6, says the U.S. government.Continue »
(CBS) The epidemic of H191, swine flu, in 2009 led to the deaths to a surprising number of healthy kids. Researchers may finally have an answer why.
A shocking new study suggests a healthy child can be eight times more likely to die from the flu if they have MRSA.
(CBS/AP) One day your annual flu shot could come in the mail.
At least that's the hope of researchers developing a new method of vaccine delivery that people could even use at home: a patch with microneedles.
(CBS) An infant from Minnesota has developed an extremely rare strain of swine flu. It's called the H1N2 virus and is common in pigs in the Upper Midwest, CBS local affiliate WCCO reported. The boy is only the second human ever to contract H1N2.
Why did the infant contract the H1N2 virus? Not because of anything he did - neither he nor his family had direct contact with swine. His case is an unusual mutation of the flu virus.
(CBS/AP) COLUMBIA, Missouri - Wal-Mart and health officials awaited results from tests Thursday on a batch of powdered infant formula that was removed from more than 3,000 stores nationwide after a newborn baby who consumed it apparently died from a rare infection.Continue »
(CBS/AP) Wal-Mart has pulled a batch of 12.5-ounce cans of Enfamil Newborn powdered infant formula after a Missouri newborn died from what doctors suspect is a rare bacterial infection.
The voluntary recall affects more than 3,000 Wal-Mart stores nationwide. The government has yet to order its own recall of the formula with lot number of ZP1K7G. The formula's manufacturer, Mead Johnson Nutrition, said its records show the lot tested negative for the suspected bacterium before shipping.Continue »
(CBS/AP) A Brazilian woman has given birth to conjoined twins with one body and two heads. The boys have been named Jesus and Emanuel.
Obstetrician Dr. Neila Dahas of the Santa Casa de Misericodia Hospital in the city of Belem says the twins were born Monday by Cesarean section (click here to see the twins' picture).Continue »
(CBS/AP) Doctors in Chile are hopeful that 10-month-old Maria Paz will recover from the separation surgery her sister did not survive. The girl, who was separated in a 20-hour procedure last Tuesday from her sister Maria Jose, was clinging to life yesterday, doctors said.
But mere hours after her sister Maria Jose had died of general organ failure, Maria Paz woke up for the first time since last week's operation. Dr. Carlos Acuna of Luis Calvo Mackenna Hospital in Santiago called that "an excellent sign." He said the girl's condition is "favorable," and she's been successfully switched to a common respirator to help her breathe.Continue »