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  1. Mom's Flu Linked to Bipolar Risk for Children

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who come down with the flu during pregnancy may be at increased risk of having a child who develops bipolar disorder, a new study suggests. The chance of a child eventually developing the mental health disorder was near

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  2. More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Disabilities

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Significantly more U.S. children have a neurodevelopmental or mental health disability than did a decade ago, according to new research. Disabilities that impair a child's day-to-day living have risen 16 percent, with the greatest

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  3. Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children who suffer from food and skin allergies has increased dramatically in recent years, a new government report shows. Interestingly, the prevalence of food and respiratory allergies rose with incom

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  4. 4,000-Plus Kids Hurt Each Year on Amusement Rides

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- More than 4,000 American children are injured on amusement rides each year, according to a new study that calls for standardized safety regulations. Between 1990 and 2010, nearly 93,000 children under the age of 18 were treated

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  5. Are 2 HPV Shots as Good as 3 for Preteen Girls?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 30 (HealthDay News) -- Preteen girls may get the same immune response against human papillomavirus (HPV) with two doses of vaccine as young women get with the full three-shot series, a new study suggests. HPV is a sexually transmitted infection tha

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  6. Allergies: As American as Apple Pie?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Children living in the United States who were born elsewhere are less likely to have allergies than those born in the United States, a new study shows. However, the risk of certain allergies among foreign-born children increase

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  7. Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Parents may think they can keep their kids safe by hovering over them, but a new study finds that children of overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied. And on the other end of the spectrum, having abusive or neglect

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  8. Kids' Concussion Recovery Varies by Severity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 25 (HealthDay News) -- Children with more severe concussion symptoms take longer to recover from their head injury than those with milder symptoms, a new study finds. Most children recover from sports-related concussions within a few days, but some

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  9. Kids More Likely to Pick Up Warts at Home, School

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 22 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new Dutch study has found that the most likely way children get infected with the virus that causes warts is from close contact with family members or classmates, rather than from public places s

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  10. 1-Sport Focus May Raise Young Athletes' Injury Risk

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 19 (HealthDay News) -- Young athletes who train intensely for one sport are at greatly increased risk for severe overuse injuries such as stress fractures, a new study finds. For example, children and teens who play a sport for more hours per week th

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