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  1. Study: Car Interiors Reach Dangerous Temps All Year

    July 24, 2014 -- After a string of high-profile cases of kids being left in hot cars this year, a new study shows just how quickly heat can become a danger, even in cooler months of the year. Researchers in Texas measured in the temperatures inside a car on a single day each month in 2012, checking

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  2. Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. "Being overweight or obese is associated with adverse health

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  3. Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates. The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 perc

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  4. Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than three-quarters of U.S. children eat fruit on any given day, and nearly 92 percent dig into vegetables in a 24-hour period, a new U.S. health survey reveals. But consumption of fruits and vegetables -- source

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  5. Teaspoons Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a teaspoon or tablespoon to administer kids' medications can often lead to medication dosing errors, a new study reports. Teaspoon- or tablespoon-based medicine instructions doubled a parent's chances of incorrectl

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  6. Kids Still Getting Too Much 'Screen Time': CDC

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. teenagers are still spending hours in front of the TV and computer every day -- despite years of expert advice that kids' "screen time" should be limited, a new government study finds. In two national surveys of childr

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  7. Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents worried about getting young children vaccinated against infectious diseases have fresh cause for reassurance, researchers say. A new review of existing scientific evidence has concluded that childhood vaccines ar

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  8. Ohio Amish Rethink Vaccines Amid Measles Outbreak

    By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN The Amish countryside in central Ohio looks like it has for a hundred years. There are picturesque pastures with cows and sheep, and big red barns dot the landscape. But something changed here when, on an April afternoon, an Amish woman walked to a communal call box. She

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  9. Whooping Cough Epidemic in California

    June 17, 2014 -- More than 3,400 new cases of whooping cough were reported in California between January 1 and June 10, which means the outbreak is officially an epidemic, according to the state's department of health. There have been about 350 new cases of whooping cough (pertussis) so far this yea

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  10. Anxiety May Affect Kids' Brains

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with anxiety problems actually have a bigger "fear center" in their brain, researchers report. The study included 76 children aged 7 to 9, which is when anxiety-related traits and symptoms can first be reliably d

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