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  1. Caffeine May Affect Teen Boys, Girls Differently

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids appear to process caffeine -- the stimulant in coffee, energy drinks and soda -- differently after puberty. Males then experience greater heart-rate and blood-pressure changes than females, a new study suggests. Altho

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  2. Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having the television on while you play with your toddler could hinder the child's language development, according to a new study. Researchers observed interaction between 49 parents and their toddlers, aged 12, 24 and 36

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  3. U.S. News Ranks Best Children's Hospitals

    June 11, 2014 -- Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tied for first place in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of the best U.S. pediatric hospitals, released Tuesday. The two hospitals have consistently topped the rankings. Children's Hospital of Phila

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  4. Measles Journey Points Up Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A measles outbreak in Minnesota offers a case study of how the disease is transmitted in the United States today: An unvaccinated person travels abroad, brings measles back and infects vulnerable people -- including children w

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  5. Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Seizures in Toddlers?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get a newer vaccine that fights four infections in one jab have a slightly increased risk of fever-induced seizure, a large new study confirms. At issue is a vaccine that targets measles, mumps, rubella and varice

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  6. Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Since the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of kids hospitalized for severe diarrhea has dropped dramatically, a new study finds. Rotavirus is a common cause of sometimes severe gastrointestinal infect

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  7. Could Fitter Kids Be Smarter Kids, Too?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are physically fit might have better language skills than their peers who are less fit, new research suggests. The University of Illinois researchers found these kids have faster and stronger brain resp

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  8. Kids' Obesity Risk May Rise With Parents' Divorce

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids face many challenges when their parents divorce, and their struggles often include excessive weight gain, new research suggests. Boys are especially prone to excess weight in the wake of divorce, according to the

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  9. What Are Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning?

    June 2, 2014 -- Summer is a time for water fun, but also for a higher risk of drowning. Many people don’t realize that people can drown even after they’re out of the water. It’s a rare phenomenon known as “dry drowning” or “secondary drowning.” To learn more, WebMD spoke with James Orlowski, MD, fro

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  10. Watching Your Child’s Nutrition and Growth

    Getting any child to eat healthy foods is a challenge. When your child has a severe digestive disorder or gastrointestinal (GI) problem, it can feel like Mission: Impossible. But you don't have to go it alone. Here’s how to help your child or teen get the nutrition he needs to grow and develop. Each

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