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    1. Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want your baby to grow into a tot with a cavity-free smile? Don't smoke when he or she is around. Children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for tooth decay by age 3, Japanese researchers r

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    2. Life-Threatening Vaccine Reactions Rare: CDC

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. government study has reassuring news for concerned parents -- vaccines rarely trigger serious and potentially fatal allergic reactions. Just 33 people had a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic r

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    3. 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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    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. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. '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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