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  1. A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Addie Parker was a happy 4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was in a coma. Tragically, her parents weren't familiar with the signs of type 1 diabetes -- extreme fatigue, thirst and sweet-smelling br

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  2. Blood Test May Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often seems to come out of the blue. But German researchers say they can predict who will likely develop the chronic disease. Blood samples taken from children at increased genetic risk of type 1

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  3. Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who suffer a concussion may have a substantially slower recovery if they've sustained one or more blows to the head in the past, a new study finds. Researchers report that among 280 kids and young adults who sustained a concus

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  4. Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new study. Based on their findings, the British researchers behind the

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  5. Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Legalizing marijuana may have unintended consequences. Since medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado, more than a dozen young children have been unintentionally poisoned with the drug, researchers report. About half the cas

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  6. Tots' Sleep Habits: Eye-Opening New Findings

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of twins suggests that genes may play a big role in how long babies and toddlers sleep at night, while environment is key during nap time. Researchers found that among nearly 1,000 twins they followed to age 4, genes see

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  7. Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- While some fast-food chains are required to provide calorie and other nutritional information to help customers make informed choices, kids who eat fast food at least twice a week are 50 percent less likely to use this

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  8. Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes is more aggressive in children than adults, with signs of serious complications seen just a few years after diagnosis, new research finds. "Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more r

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  9. Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Swollen tonsils and adenoids are a major cause of sleep apnea in children, and while removing them did not improve attention, memory or learning for these kids, it did help them with sleep, behavior and quality of life, a new

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  10. 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report. Released Thursday, the report represents the government's first comprehensive l

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