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BB Guns Should Be Illegal for Kids

They're called toys, but BB guns can be lethal weapons.

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The Swine Flu Vaccine: When, How, and is it Safe?

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Almost everyone in the business of predicting what the winter flu season will look like agrees: the novel H1N1 "swine flu" will be back with a vengeance. But questions about the vaccine abound: when and in what quantity will it be available? Does it work? Is H1N1 even that bad? And what are the side effects?

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Gardasil Rival Vaccine Cervarix Kills 14-Year-Old British Girl

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Bloomberg.com: A local U.K. health authority suspended use of GlaxoSmithKline Plc's Cervarix vaccine for cervical cancer and the Department of Health quarantined doses after a 14-year-old girl who received the shot died. Glaxo recalled the batch of vaccine involved in the case.

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Why Don't Kids Have to Buckle Up on the Bus?

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My daughter started a new school this year. That fact doesn't have me worried at all, but this one does: she's taking the bus. How could I possibly put my light-as-a-feather child on a school bus with no car seat, no booster, maybe no seatbelt? Am I making a terrible mistake?

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More Than Half a Million Kids React Badly to Drugs

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Associated Press: CHICAGO -- More than half a million U.S. children yearly have bad reactions or side effects from widely used medicines that require medical treatment and sometimes hospitalization, new research shows.

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Gun Accidents Kill 500 Kids Each Year

An 8-year-old accidentally shot and killed his 2-year-old sister. How could this happen? It's more common than you think -- and totally preventable.

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Feedback: Parents Sue Walmart Over Bath Pics

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We asked our Community whether Walmart had the right to turn over photos to the police.

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Car Seat Must-Haves

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One mom of three offers you her list of the five must-have car seats that will take you from newborn to 8 years old.

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