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Chili’s Sets Example for Serving Customers with Autism

Chili’s Sets Example for Serving Customers with Autism

Chili's Grill and Bar did an amazing job reacting to a child with autism. Arianna is a nine-year-old girl who was served a cheeseburger at a Chili's Grill and Bar in Midvale, Utah. Seeing that the burger was cut in half, she deemed it "broken" and refused to eat it. The staff, aware of the girl's autism, reacted amazingly and made the girl feel welcome with a "fixed" burger. continue reading »

Study: Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial

Study: Too Much TV May Make Kids Antisocial

Spending hours in front of the tube at age 5 linked to bad behavior at age 7, researchers say. Five-year-olds who watch television for three or more hours a day are a bit more likely to fight, continue reading »

FDA Warns of the Dangers of Temporary Tattoos

FDA Warns of the Dangers of Temporary Tattoos

Spring break is on the way, or maybe summer vacation. Time to pack your swim suit, hit the beach, and perhaps indulge in a little harmless fun. What about getting a temporary tattoo continue reading »

U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight

U.S. Agency Puts Poison Prevention in Spotlight

EPA urges adults to keep pesticides and disinfectants locked away from children. Parents and caregivers can help reduce the risk of accidental poisonings by storing pesticides continue reading »

Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused

Teen Moms More Likely to Have Been Neglected, Abused

Study found childbirth rate 5 times higher than national average. Girls who are sexually abused or neglected during adolescence are more likely to become teen moms, continue reading »

Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study

Sports Gamblers Wrongly Bet on Their Sense of Control: Study

Experience, knowledge of basketball won't help their 'March Madness' record, researcher says. Many sports gamblers consider their extensive betting experience continue reading »

Millions on Verge of Diabetes Don’t Know It: CDC

Millions on Verge of Diabetes Don’t Know It: CDC

Only 11 percent of the 79 million Americans with prediabetes aware they have the condition. Only 11 percent of the estimated 79 million Americans who are at risk for diabetes know they are at risk, continue reading »

Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Child Health Experts Come Out in Favor of Same-Sex Marriage

Kids benefit from having stable home, two loving parents, regardless of sexual orientation, AAP says. Marriage for same-sex couples -- and the right for all parents, regardless of their sexual orientation continue reading »

CDC: 1 in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism

CDC: 1 in 50 School-Aged Children in U.S. Has Autism

Significant increase in the prevalence of the condition over the past five years, researchers say. The number of children in the United States with autism spectrum disorder has jumped dramatically since 2007, federal health officials reported Wednesday. continue reading »

A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds

A Third of U.S. Seniors Die With Dementia, Study Finds

Report tallies enormous medical, financial and caregiver toll of conditions like Alzheimer's. There's more troubling news for America's aging population: continue reading »

Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

Fewer Kids Getting Hurt in Most Sports, Study Finds

However, football and soccer injuries have risen over past decade. Football has been blamed for a growing number of injuries among young players in the past decade, continue reading »

Spanish Researchers Examine New Mechanism for Development of Cancer

Spanish Researchers Examine New Mechanism for Development of Cancer

A team of Spanish researchers has examined a new mechanism contributing to the development of various tumors, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia. The results, published in Nature Genetics, link cancer fo continue reading »

Only 1/3 of Parents Follow Doctors’ Orders for Kids All of the Time

Only 1/3 of Parents Follow Doctors’ Orders for Kids All of the Time

One in 10 say they follow pediatricians' advice 'only occasionally;' most likely to ignore guidance on discipline, sleep, watching TV — U-M's National Poll on Children's Health continue reading »

Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud

Nip Springtime Allergies in the Bud

It's easier to prevent allergic symptoms than stop them, expert says. The spring allergy season is off to an early start and allergy sufferers need to take action to prevent symptoms, an expert says. continue reading »

Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Cancer Rates Vary Widely by State, Race: CDC Report

Latest data from 2009 cites 1.5 million new cases diagnosed; prostate and breast tumors most common. The latest U.S. cancer statistics find that 1.5 million new cases of invasive cancer were diagnosed among Americans continue reading »