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Updated Mar 2, 2015 at 8:06 AM

CHICAGO — Parents have increasingly pressured doctors to delay vaccines for young children, making their kids and others vulnerable to preventable diseases, a study suggests.The findings are in a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors asked about parents wanting to postpone some of the many shots recommended for children younger than age 2. Nearly all doctors said that at least some parents had requested vaccine delays in a typical month; and 1 in 4 said those...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 7:28 AM

The Associated PressINDIANAPOLIS — On the outside, the metal box looks like an oversized bread container. But what's inside could save an abandoned newborn's life.The box is actually a newborn incubator, or baby box, and it...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:52 AM

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. — A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming parents to identical triplets a multiple birth that's rare.The Whiteley family of St. Clair Shores celebrated the...

Updated Feb 23, 2015 at 9:48 AM

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. — One is a businesswoman and an MBA graduate. Another is a corporate vice president. The third is a registered nurse.These three mothers all of them educated, middle-class professionals are among the vaccine...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 2:31 PM

NEW YORK — With 13,000 international buyers and the equivalent of seven football fields full of exhibitor booths, Toy Fair 2015 looks and sounds like the best-behaved children's party ever. Without the young ones in attendance, of...

Updated Feb 18, 2015 at 10:05 AM

NEW YORK — More than 20 years after his death, there is still plenty of news about Dr. Seuss.Random House Children's Books said Wednesday it will publish a recently discovered manuscript with illustrations called "What Pet Should I...

Updated Feb 16, 2015 at 11:55 AM

STOCKPORT, Ohio — Sixth-grader Kayla Hunter considers herself pretty tech savvy. She has a computer at home unlike about half her classmates at her elementary school. And it matches up well with the one she'll use this week to take a new...

Updated Feb 16, 2015 at 11:27 AM

CHICAGO — U.S. teens are getting sleepier: Many lack even seven hours of shut-eye each night and the problem has worsened over two decades, a study found.More than half of kids aged 15 and older would need to sleep at least two...

Updated Feb 11, 2015 at 4:03 PM

WASHINGTON — When it comes to school fundraisers, bake sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions and sales of healthier treats are in.Government rules requiring schools to hold more nutritious fundraisers,...

Updated Feb 10, 2015 at 11:48 AM

NEW YORK — Kraft Foods says it will start sweetening its Capri Sun drinks with sugar instead of high-fructose corn syrup.The company says the change will apply to its original Capri Sun drinks, and that the number of calories will...

Updated Feb 10, 2015 at 10:04 AM

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she dropped boxed macaroni and cheese from her family's diet after her daughter couldn't turn a block of cheese into cheese powder.In an interview in the March issue of Cooking Light magazine, Mrs.

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