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  1. Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most head lice found in North America now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, a new study cautions. Head lice infestation is a major public-health issue, the researchers s

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  2. Kids' Checkups Should Include Depression Test: Docs

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors should test middle school-age children for high cholesterol and start screening for depression at age 11, according to updated guidelines from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. Doctors should also test older t

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  3. Polio-Like Illness Strikes Kids in California

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Feb. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A rare "polio-like syndrome" has caused paralysis in about 20 children from across California, according to a report released Sunday by physicians in the San Francisco Bay Area. The children, who are between the age

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  4. Child Vaccine Exemptions: States Getting Stricter?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Legislative skirmishes over childhood vaccines are still happening in many states, but there are signs of a shift in the United States toward limiting "personal belief" exemptions, a new study finds. All states require child

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  5. U.S. Teens Eat Too Much Salt, Hiking Obesity Risk

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- American teens are taking in as much dietary salt as adults, far exceeding guidelines on healthy limits for daily consumption, new research warns. The investigation tracked the week-long eating habits of more than 760 black an

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  6. 9 Childhood Illnesses: Get the Facts

    As a parent, you've probably handled enough ear infections, colds, and stomach bugs to feel like an expert. But here are nine other illnesses you should know about. Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) is an infection of the airways. It usually isn’t serious,  but if your child is under 2, or has a hea

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  7. 5 Ways to Help Your Child With Hearing Loss

    It can be hard to find out your child has hearing loss. But hearing loss doesn't need to hold your child back from learning and communicating. With the right treatment and services, your little one can develop right along with everyone else. Here’s what you can do to help. For hearing loss, early tr

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  8. Are You at Risk for Whooping Cough?

    It’s an illness that gets its name from the “whoop” sound people often make when trying to breathe between coughs. Whooping cough, or pertussis, is an infection in your lungs and breathing tubes. It is most dangerous for babies, but adults and teens are actually more likely to get the illness. When

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  9. Stocking Epinephrine in Schools Might Save Lives

    By Jenifer Goodwin HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As a pediatrician at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Sarah Denny has seen her share of the life-threatening reactions that can happen with food allergies. That didn't make it any less scary when her

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  10. Why Whooping Cough Is Rising Despite a New Vaccine

    When a new whooping cough vaccine was introduced in the late 1990s, there were hopes for a lower infection rate. But there's been a puzzling trend: a spike in new cases. More than 48,000 Americans had whooping cough in 2012 -- a 50-year high. The disease, also known as pertussis, brings on fits of c

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