San Francisco targets McDonald’s over toys in Happy Meals in latest aggressive health measure

San Francisco considers banning Happy Meals toys

Child nutrition bill, priority for first lady, stalls as Democrats protest food stamp cuts

Child nutrition bill stalls in House

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier school lunches has stalled in Congress after anti-hunger groups and more than 100 Democrats protested the use of food stamp dollars to pay for it.

UN launches global campaign to save 16 million mothers and children over 5 years

UN promotes health campaign for women, children

Scottish study: Smoking bans help curb number of children hospitalized for asthma

Smoking bans help curb kids’ severe asthma attacks

Fear over China’s plan to vaccinate millions for measles highlights growing public distrust

China mass measles vaccination plan sparks outcry

HEALTHBEAT: Plenty of vaccine on hand as season to get flu shots rolls around a bit early

Time to get your flu shot, but just one this year

Catch a Wave: Surfing lessons opening new, exciting vistas for children with disabilities

Surf lessons open new vistas for disabled kids

American Beverage Association spends $3.95 million lobbying gov’t in 2Q on soda tax, nutrition

Beverage group spent $3.95 million on 2Q lobbying

Autistic man, 20, dies after being left in hot group-home van; Pa. counselor suspended

Autistic man dies in hot van in suburban Philly

Ind. officials urge parents to take advantage of Hoosier Healthwise enrollment with schools

The White House

World Health Organization creates data base for global use of medicines for children

WHO creates data base on use of child medicines

Health and Human Services Secretary Sebelius promotes anti-childhood obesity plan to mayors

Sebelius stumps for anti-childhood obesity plan

New strategy to wipe out polio may be last shot to eradicate it before money runs out

New strategy may be last shot to get rid of polio

More schoolchildren are getting dinner from Uncle Sam as USDA after-school program expands

For more children, dinner is coming from Uncle Sam

Despite unrest and delays, US families persist in trying to adopt from Kyrgyzstan

US families persevere in seeking Kyrgyz adoptions

FDA panel wants tighter rules on artificial tanning to protect teens from skin cancer

FDA panel mulls tanning bed ban for teens under 18

Neugebauer follows ‘baby killer’ outburst with campaign ad

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