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    1. NFL Study Suggests Preteen Football May Harm Brain

      By Emily Willingham HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Playing tackle football before the age of 12 may be linked to brain changes seen in pro football players who developed memory and thinking problems later in life, new research suggests. "It makes sense that children, wh

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    2. Vocabulary at 2 May Predict Kindergarten Success

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 18, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with a larger speaking vocabulary at age 2 are better prepared for kindergarten, a new study shows. And prior research has shown that kids who function better in kindergarten have greater social and educational o

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    3. Survey: More Parents Accepting Vaccine Use

      Aug. 17, 2015 -- Fewer parents may be refusing to vaccinate their children, especially in western states, which have had some of the nation’s highest refusal rates, according to new survey data from Medscape. Forty-two percent of health care professionals said they believed more parents are acceptin

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    4. FDA OKs OxyContin for Some Children

      Aug. 13, 2015 -- The FDA has approved the use of OxyContin in children ages 11 to 16 with severe pain, the agency says on its web site. The child’s pain must be severe enough to require around-the-clock, long-term treatment and not managed well by other treatments. OxyContin is the brand name for a

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    5. Vaccine Sharply Curbs Chickenpox Cases in U.S.

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 13, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox cases in the United States have dropped sharply since a vaccine against the disease became available in 1995, a new study shows. Also, hospitalizations and outpatient visits for chickenpox have continued to fa

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    6. Old Electronics: Source of Lead Exposure in Kids?

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Working with old or recycled electronics may increase your children's risk for lead poisoning, an expert warns. Lead poisoning in two Ohio toddlers was traced back to their father, who worked at an e-scrap recyclin

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    7. Schools Start Too Early for Kids to Sleep Enough

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Five out of six middle and high schools in the United States start the day too early, which keeps students from getting the sleep they need, a new government report finds. Middle and high schools should aim for a start

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    8. Time-outs Work: Curbing Preschoolers' Bad Behavior

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents should be open to using a range of tactics for managing their preschoolers' behavior problems -- including "time-outs," a set of new studies suggests. When it comes to disciplining young children, there are two broad

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    9. Brain Scans Show Benefits of Reading to Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain scans reveal that preschoolers whose parents read to them regularly show more activity in key areas of their brains. Reading to young children is well known to have benefits, including better language skills. And expe

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    10. FDA Approves First Pill Made by 3D Printing

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The age of 3D printing has come to the drug industry, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approving the first pill made with the technology. The agency approved the prescription drug Spritam (levetiracetam

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