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    1. 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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    2. FAQ: Kids and Picky Eating

      Aug. 3, 2015 -- Children's picky eating, often dismissed by parents and doctors as just a phase, can sometimes signal more serious issues such as anxiety or depression. "It's not necessarily something that goes away for all kids," says William Copeland, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Duke

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    3. 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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    4. Head Injury and Long-Term Attention Issues in Kids

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who suffer even mild brain injuries may experience momentary lapses in attention long after their accident, new research finds. The study of 6- to 13-year-olds found these attention lapses led to lower behavior a

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    5. 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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    6. Tips to Help Prevent Kids' Colds and Flu

      Want to cut the odds that your child will get sick? Keep germs away with two big weapons: good hygiene and a flu vaccine. "The best thing you can do to prevent catching whatever is going around is to encourage regular hand-washing, especially before eating meals," says Bridget Boyd, MD, director of

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    7. Could Antibiotics Up Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests. The study found that children and teens pre

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    8. Pesticide Chemicals, Brain Issues in Kids Linked?

      July 13, 2015 -- Pyrethroids are chemicals commonly used in products aimed at killing insects, head lice, and fleas on pets. They were created to replace now-banned chemicals in insecticides and other products.  But new research is raising questions about their safety as well, linking them to brain

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    9. The Truth About Sensory Processing Disorder

      When Washington, D.C., mom Sara Durkin's son was 3, she got a call one day from his preschool. "They said he wasn't sitting in circle time, he wasn't sharing as much as he should, and he liked to be the center of attention," she recalls. There were other issues as well. He didn't like group activiti

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    10. Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asbestos fibers have been found in crayons and other toys sold in the United States, according to a new report from an environmental health advocacy group. The fibers were found in four brands of crayons and two children's

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