Health headlines: Playground injuries, a new polio vaccine and the latest anti-soda ad

Other stories we’ve been reading:

stockphotopro_11081538GZC_mom_bandaging_Uganda outlaws female circumcision. A new polio vaccine is going to be used in Afghanistan. Researchers have developed an artificial clotting agent to help stop massive bleeding.

Playground injuries aren’t about fall – it’s the landing. Fifty million shades have been recalled for strangulation risk. Pregnancy spacing matters in babies’ health and STDs are common among sexually active teen girls in cities.

The CDC has a healthy version of the song The 12 Days of Christmas. Watch NYC’s latest anti-soda ad.