Infants' High Chair Accidents on the Increase

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_5528ea4f9e.jpgffolas/Thinkstock (COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Every hour on average, a child's injury from falling out of a high chair requires a trip to the emergency room, according to a study from the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Co-author Dr. Gary Smith says there were 10,930 accidents of this kind in the U.S. by 2010, an increase of 22 percent from 2003, which he called "alarming."

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Girls' Early Puberty Can Result in Delinquent, Aggressive Behavior

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_197405fe7e.jpgComstock/Thinkstock (BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Girls who experience their first menstrual cycle before they turn 11 are more prone to negative peer influences than adolescent girls who get their period later, according to a report in the journal Pediatrics. The study from the University of Alabama at Birmingham suggests that this early onset of puberty is responsible for more delinquent and physically aggressive behavior.

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Princeton Begins School-Wide Meningitis Vaccinations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_99706fc01f.jpgJeffrey Hamilton/Thinkstock (PRINCETON, N.J.) -- Earning a degree at Princeton comes with an unexpected bonus: a free vaccination against meningitis. The unusual program came about because eight students at the Ivy League university were diagnosed with the serious disease. On Monday, Princeton began offering shots of a vaccine that has been imported from abroad because the Food and Drug Administration has not approved the medicine to protect against the B strain of meningitis found on campus.

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Fewer Married Women Having Children

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_3f6e7d408c.jpgJupiterimages/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- Although the vast majority of women who get married have children, the numbers of married women who remain childless has increased over the past quarter century. An analysis by the National Center for Family & Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University reveals that 6 percent of married women ages 40 to 44 have no biological, adopted or stepchildren in their households, compared to 4.5 percent in 1988.

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Flu Shots Help Asthma Sufferers Breathe Easier

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-12_ce13f501aa.jpgSven Hoppe/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- With that time of year having rolled around again, federal health officials strongly advise asthma sufferers to get a flu shot. According to findings in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the flu aggravates asthma symptoms by triggering attacks, which can lead to pneumonia or other serious complications.

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