Healthcare Deals in Back of the Store

HealthNews of the Week
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Phthalates Affect Way Young Boys Play
“Mothers exposed to high levels of chemicals known as phthalates during pregnancy may have boys who are less likely to play with trucks and other male-typical toys or to play fight, according to a new study.””

Child Food Allergies on the Rise in U.S.
“Pediatric food allergies, which can sometimes be life-threatening, are increasing at a dramatic rate in the United States, new research shows.”

Statins do not eliminate risk of low HDL-cholesterol levels
“Low levels of HDL cholesterol, even among statin-treated patients, are associated with a significantly increased risk of cardiovascular disease, particularly the risk of MI, a new study has shown.”

White House healthcare accord with drug industry may be going sour
“Legislation passed by the House challenges the deal that pharmaceutical companies made with the Obama administration. They’re prepared to make a stand in the Senate.”