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  1. School Vending-Machine Bans & Kids' Nutrition

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Banning vending machines from schools without making other food policy changes can actually lead to greater consumption of fast food and soda, according to a new U.S. study. If kids still have access to high-fat, high-calor

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  2. The Truth About Stomach Flu

    If your child suddenly has an attack of diarrhea and vomiting, and he complains of a stomachache, you may think to yourself, "stomach flu." No, not really. What's often called "stomach flu" is gastroenteritis, an infection of the stomach and intestines. The flu, or influenza, is different. It causes

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  3. Childhood UTI May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Urinary tract infections are the most common serious bacterial infections in young children, and almost one of every eight kids who gets one will end up with scarring on the kidneys and an increased risk of kidney failur

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  4. Study: Car Interiors Reach Dangerous Temps All Year

    July 24, 2014 -- After a string of high-profile cases of kids being left in hot cars this year, a new study shows just how quickly heat can become a danger, even in cooler months of the year. Researchers in Texas measured in the temperatures inside a car on a single day each month in 2012, checking

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  5. Many Obese U.S. Kids Think They're Thinner Than They Are

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many obese and overweight American children and teens look in the mirror and tell themselves their weight is fine, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday. "Being overweight or obese is associated with adverse health

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  6. Waistlines of U.S. Kids Seem to Be Holding Steady

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The waistlines of America's children and teens may have stopped expanding, a new study indicates. The proportion of kids aged 2 to 18 who were classified as obese, based on their waist size, held steady at nearly 18 perc

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  7. Most Kids Eat Fruit, Veggies Daily: CDC

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than three-quarters of U.S. children eat fruit on any given day, and nearly 92 percent dig into vegetables in a 24-hour period, a new U.S. health survey reveals. But consumption of fruits and vegetables -- source

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  8. Teaspoons Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a teaspoon or tablespoon to administer kids' medications can often lead to medication dosing errors, a new study reports. Teaspoon- or tablespoon-based medicine instructions doubled a parent's chances of incorrectl

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  9. Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents worried about getting young children vaccinated against infectious diseases have fresh cause for reassurance, researchers say. A new review of existing scientific evidence has concluded that childhood vaccines ar

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  10. Rx Lidocaine for Teething Pain Can Cause Harm: FDA

    June 26, 2014 -- Prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain because of a serious risk, the FDA says. "Oral viscous lidocaine solution is not approved to treat teething pain, and use in infants and young children can cause serio

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