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    1. Primary Care Docs Often Treat Kids' Mental Ills

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Family doctors and pediatricians are often the sole source of a child's mental health care, particularly for kids suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More than one-third of U.S. kids receiving

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    2. Adult Bipolar Disorder Drug May be Safe for Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that lithium -- for years a go-to medication for adults with bipolar disorder -- may be safely used in children with the condition, at least for the short term. As the researchers explained, lithium ha

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    3. Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 5,000 children, Australian researchers said they found that cesarean section delivery was not linked with a higher risk of health problems in childhood. "This study suggests that some of the previ

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    4. Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with summer birthdays are more likely to be healthy adults than those born during the winter, a new study contends. The researchers suggest greater sun exposure during the second trimester of pregnancy, wh

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    5. Child Safety Seats Often Incompatible With Cars

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Oct. 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children's car seats often do not fit properly inside family vehicles, which could reduce their safety and effectiveness, a new study indicates. The researchers found that 42 percent of the time, children's car sea

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    6. Organic Produce Reduces Pesticide Levels in Kids

      Oct. 9, 2015 -- Eating organic fruits and vegetables leads to a significant decline in the amount of pesticides and herbicides in children's bodies, a new study says. It included 20 children in Oakland, Calif. and 20 children in the agricultural community of Salinas, about 100 miles south of Oakland

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    7. 1 in 8 U.S. Kids Not Protected Against Measles

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that underscores the dangers of not vaccinating all children for measles, researchers estimate that one in eight American children are vulnerable to this highly infectious disease. The statistics are even

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    8. 'Tweeners,' Pot and Later Drinking and Driving

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- "Tweeners" who think marijuana is acceptable may be more likely to drive drunk or ride with a drunk driver when they reach high school, a new study suggests. The researchers followed nearly 1,200 U.S. middle school studen

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    9. Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 5,200 primary school students in France and found that those exposed to second

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    10. Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds. "As the severity of obesity in kids gets worse, their risks for

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