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Health roundup: More babies falling behind on vaccines

10:51 AM, Jan 22, 2013   |    comments
Aiden remains the top name for boys, according to BabyCenter.(Photo: J. Scott Applewhite, AP)
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Kim Painter, Special for USA TODAY

Your Tuesday morning health roundup:

Vaccine delays: Nearly half of babies born between 2004 and 2008 were late for at least one recommended vaccine before their second birthdays, and delays were most common in babies born most recently, a new U.S. study shows. Delaying shots prolongs the time babies are vulnerable to dangerous infections and has no safety advantage, according to a report published last week by the Institute of Medicine. (Reuters, USA TODAY)

Tanning debate: The tanning salon industry is stepping up efforts to convince the public that indoor tanning is safe, making claims that the American Academy of Dermatology calls "ridiculous." The World Health Organization says ultraviolet light from tanning beds causes skin cancer. (FairWarning via NBC News)

Detecting violence: Physicians should screen all women of childbearing age for domestic violence and refer those who need help to services, say new recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (HealthDay)

Today's talker:
The flu is no fun and ginger ale only goes so far. That's where Influenza Sorbet comes in. The frozen concoction contains honey, ginger, orange juice and lemon juice, but gets its real kick from Maker's Mark bourbon and cayenne pepper, the inventor tells ABC News. It won't cure the flu, but it does seem to make some people feel better, says Jeni Britton Bauer, president of Ohio-based Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. The company has stores in Cleveland, Columbus and Nashville, but also takes online orders.

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