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    1. L.L. Bean Recalls Kids' Water Bottles Due to Lead

      July 20, 2016 -- Concerns about lead contamination have led L.L. Bean to recall children's insulated water bottles, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says. The Chinese-made bottles were imported by GSI Outdoors and sold by L.L. Bean from July 2015 through May 2016. Routine testing showed t

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    2. Detergent Pods Poison 3 in 4 Kids Exposed to Them

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brightly colored laundry detergent pods pose a much greater risk to young children than other types of detergents, a new study finds. Researchers reviewed information on 36,000 American children treated at emergency depa

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    3. Cutting Down on Sweets Can Help Kids' Hearts

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting sugar -- not calories -- is the key to reducing the risk of heart disease among obese children, a new study suggests. Curbing the kids' sugar intake improved their triglyceride levels (a type of blood fat,

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    4. 5.4M Bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover Recalled

      July 18, 2016 -- About 5.4 million bottles of Liquid Plumr Clog Remover have been recalled due to defective child-resistant caps, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says. The recall covers 17-ounce bottles of Liquid Plumr Pro-Strength Foaming Clog Fighter, Liquid Plumr Industrial Str

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    5. Are E-Cigs Slowing Teen Anti-Smoking Push?

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declines in teenage smoking in the United States may be slowing because of the popularity of electronic cigarettes, a new study contends. "We found evidence that e-cigarettes are recruiting at least some youth who likely w

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    6. Obese Preschoolers More Likely to Be Hospitalized

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, July 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese preschoolers are two to three times more likely to end up in the hospital than their healthy weight peers are, new research suggests. The Australian study also found that health care costs are about 60 percent higher for

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    7. Depression Strikes Nearly 3 Million U.S. Teens

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- In just one year, almost 3 million U.S. teens suffered a major bout of depression, a new government report shows. "Adolescence is a critical time in a person's development, and battling with depression can be deva

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    8. Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any parent who's ever endured a whining child begging for that colorful box of cereal won't be surprised by a new study's findings: Children are more likely to eat junk food when they've seen ads for unhealthy foods and be

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    9. Germs May Survive on Toys For Up To 24 Hours

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter                TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You probably keep your kids away from playmates who cough or sneeze. But how much thought do you give to toys at the doctor's office or day care?        A new study finds toys help spread the flu and

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    10. Flint's Lead Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Analysis of blood samples from young children of Flint, Mich., shows they had much more lead in their blood when the city used local drinking water in an effort to cut costs, a new U.S. government study reveals. A

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