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    1. Just 1 Hour of Daily TV Boosts Kids' Obesity Risk

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Watching television, even for just an hour a day, may boost the risk that young children will be overweight or obese, according to new research. "Children who watch one to two hours of TV a day, as opposed to those who

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    2. More Children Seek Help for Gender Dysphoria

      April 22, 2015 -- Sam was born Samantha. When Samantha was 3, she drew a picture of a family. She explained that she was the daddy. By age 5, she’d told her mother, “My mind tells me I’m a boy.”   Related Reading   Changing Genders: How it's Done What it Means to Be Transgender When You Don't Feel A

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    3. CA Measles Outbreak May Be Coming to a Close

      By HealthDay staff HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A measles outbreak that began last December at two Disney parks in California will officially be over if no new cases are reported by Friday, state health officials said. According to the California Department of Publ

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    4. Are Childhood Vaccines Safe?

      Childhood vaccinations protect kids from dozens of diseases, some of which can be deadly. But how do you know that the vaccines themselves are safe? Scientists do a lot of work on these medicines before they ever get to a doctor’s office or pharmacy. In most cases, vaccines are some of the safest an

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    5. Brain Scans and Language in Kids With Autism

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Sophisticated imaging tests could provide clues to how well a child with an autism spectrum disorder may develop language skills, possibly as early as when the child is just a year old, a new study suggests. "We discovered

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    6. Kids Can Get Food Allergies From Donated Blood

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The case of an 8-year-old Canadian boy suggests that it's possible, but still rare, for children to get food allergies from blood transfusions. The boy developed an allergy to fish and peanuts after receiving a transfusio

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    7. Violent Video Games Don't Influence Kids' Behavior

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small study offers a mixed view on whether video games may make kids more aggressive. Those children who spend more time playing games might be slightly likelier to be hyperactive and to get into fights. But violent vide

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    8. Could Bleach Raise Kids' Flu, Infection Risk?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A ubiquitous cleaning agent in most American homes -- bleach -- might increase children's risk for flu, tonsillitis and other infections, a European study suggests. The effect was modest and the study couldn't prove caus

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    9. New Research on Child Paralysis, Enterovirus D68

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014. The researchers found the gene

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    10. Adopted Kids' IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adopted children tend to have a slightly higher IQ than siblings who remained with their biological parents, a recent study found. The difference between siblings -- equivalent to about four IQ points -- appears to stem fro

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