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    1. Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Peers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests. Using data on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers found

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    2. Spanking: More Harm Than Good?

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Spare the rod and spoil the child. Not so fast, suggests a new review that found spanking doesn't produce better behavior and may set up a child for psychological and learning problems later. "Spanking is not achievi

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    3. Day Care Kids: Stomach Bugs Earlier, Fewer Later

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies in day care catch their first stomach bug earlier than home-based infants, but end up getting fewer of these gastrointestinal illnesses during their preschool years, new research suggests. Analyzing a group of m

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    4. More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds. Among more than 62,000 calls made to emergency departme

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    5. Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to This

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests. Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting

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    6. Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Kids' Pneumonia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report. "Ultrasound is portable, cost-saving and safer for children than an X-ray

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    7. Schools in Most States Skimp on Phys Ed: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds. Just 19 states require elementary school students to take physical education classes for a set amount of time, and only 15 set minimum

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    8. Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some With Brain Cancer

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chemotherapy to radiation treatment may add years to the lives of people with certain slow-growing brain tumors, a new study finds. The findings come from a long-term follow-up of patients who took part in a trial t

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    9. Restaurants Cutting Calories in Kids' Meals

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Popular restaurants have cut calories in children's meals and are offering some healthier side dishes, such as fruits and vegetables, a new study reports. But, the researchers added, while these restaurants appear to be

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    10. FDA Suggests Arsenic Limit in Infant Rice Cereal

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A proposed limit on "inorganic" arsenic in infant rice cereal was announced Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Infant rice cereal is a leading source of arsenic exposure in babies, the agency said, since arse

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