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  1. Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new study. Based on their findings, the British researchers behind the

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  2. Tots' Sleep Habits: Eye-Opening New Findings

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of twins suggests that genes may play a big role in how long babies and toddlers sleep at night, while environment is key during nap time. Researchers found that among nearly 1,000 twins they followed to age 4, genes see

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  3. Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Legalizing marijuana may have unintended consequences. Since medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado, more than a dozen young children have been unintentionally poisoned with the drug, researchers report. About half the cas

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  4. Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- While some fast-food chains are required to provide calorie and other nutritional information to help customers make informed choices, kids who eat fast food at least twice a week are 50 percent less likely to use this

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  5. Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes is more aggressive in children than adults, with signs of serious complications seen just a few years after diagnosis, new research finds. "Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more r

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  6. Removing Tonsils Helps Kids With Sleep Apnea: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 21 (HealthDay News) -- Swollen tonsils and adenoids are a major cause of sleep apnea in children, and while removing them did not improve attention, memory or learning for these kids, it did help them with sleep, behavior and quality of life, a new

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  7. 1 in 5 U.S. Kids Has a Mental Health Disorder

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- As many as one in five American children under the age of 17 has a diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, according to a new federal report. Released Thursday, the report represents the government's first comprehensive l

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  8. Mom's Flu Linked to Bipolar Risk for Children

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 8 (HealthDay News) -- Women who come down with the flu during pregnancy may be at increased risk of having a child who develops bipolar disorder, a new study suggests. The chance of a child eventually developing the mental health disorder was near

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  9. More Kids Diagnosed With Mental Disabilities

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, May 5 (HealthDay News) -- Significantly more U.S. children have a neurodevelopmental or mental health disability than did a decade ago, according to new research. Disabilities that impair a child's day-to-day living have risen 16 percent, with the greatest

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  10. Food, Skin Allergies on the Rise Among Children

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 2 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American children who suffer from food and skin allergies has increased dramatically in recent years, a new government report shows. Interestingly, the prevalence of food and respiratory allergies rose with incom

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