CHICAGO ? Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed in pediatric cases in at least half a million emergency-room visits each year, a study suggests.
Use of the drug in that setting is hardly rampant ? just 3 percent of children?s ER visits resulted in codeine prescriptions in 2010, the 10-year study found. But with more than 25 million ER visits by children each year, the authors say far too many are getting the drug when better options are available.Read full article >>
After last week?s masterpiece of tension and shock, it was to be expected that ?Game of Thrones? would calm things down a bit. This was a transition episode that moved some plots forward incrementally but mostly served to set up the rest of the season. It?s impossible to check in with everyone in the realm in a single episode, but we zipped all over this week, maybe even a little too much. This episode focused on a series of important one-on-one encounters and reminded us of the pendulum that exists when determining whether a character is a hero or villain.Read full article >>
Each president and first lady sets a new tone for the White House, partly based on personal beliefs and private quirks, but few have so transformed the culture inside the building the way the Obamas have regarding nutrition and fitness.Read full article >>
The seafood on your dinner plate is starting to look a little fishy.
A new study that examined illegal and unreported marine harvests brought into the United States found that some fish shouldn?t be on U.S. tables. Up to 32 percent of imported wild shrimp, crab, salmon, pollock, tuna and other catch is poached, according to the study.Read full article >>
JINDO, South Korea ? Twenty parents of missing high school students gathered behind a television truck Sunday afternoon and talked about a subject that, for days, they hadn?t been willing to broach.
?Realistically,? one parent told the group, ?we need to acknowledge that we have no hope of finding our children alive.?Read full article >>
If ?Meet the Press? moderator David Gregory were a guest on his own show, he knows the kinds of questions he?d be asked.
Why have your ratings been falling? Is the show in trouble? Is your job in trouble?Read full article >>
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...
By Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...
By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...
(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...