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  1. Childhood Kidney, Thyroid Cancer Rates Up

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although the overall rate of cancer in American children and teens remained stable during the last decade, rates of thyroid cancer and kidney cancer seemed to be on the rise, a new study says. The rate of thyroid cancer

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  2. Skin Cells Used to Create Heart Valve for Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- While artificial heart valves have long been available to adults, making permanent valves for children has been challenging because kids' bodies keep growing. But researchers say they've found a way around that, using a

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  3. Most U.S. Babies Get Their Vaccines: CDC

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Aug. 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of American babies are getting the vaccines they need to protect them from serious illnesses, federal health officials said Thursday. More than 90 percent of children are getting the vaccines that pre

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  4. Steer Clear of Dietary Supplements for Concussions

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the fall sports season starts and young players face the risk of concussions, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns that dietary supplements that claim to prevent, treat or cure concussions are untested, unproven

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  5. Pediatricians Offer New Dental Recommendations

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- All children should start using toothpaste with fluoride when their teeth appear, regardless of their risk level for cavities, according to new recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Up until age 3,

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  6. Blood Transfusions May Cut Stroke Risk From Sickle Cell

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Monthly blood transfusions may lower the chances of "silent" strokes in some children with sickle cell anemia, a new clinical trial indicates. The study, reported in the Aug. 21 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine

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  7. Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds. The finding doesn't prove that fitness actually makes children smarter, but it provid

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  8. Children Face Higher Health Risk From Cell Phones

    The potential harm from microwave radiation (MWR) given off by wireless devices, particularly for children and unborn babies, is the highlight of a new review. Although the data are conflicting, links between MWR and cancer have been observed. The review, by L. Lloyd Morgan, senior science fellow at

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  9. Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of developmental and mental disabilities -- ranging from speech problems to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- have jumped 21 percent among U.S. children, according to a new report. Overall, parent-reporte

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  10. Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children. The whooping cough epidemic of 2011-12 made no significant difference in Washington sta

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