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  1. Docs Should Give Toddlers Fluoride Treatments: Panel

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should start playing a more prominent role in dental care for children, according to new recommendations from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Specifically, the task force suggeste

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  2. Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some babies develop a flat area on their head from lying in the same position for long periods of time, but special helmets are ineffective in treating the condition, a new study finds. About one in five babies aged younger

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  3. 1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows. Apparently, the medications are working: More than half of the p

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  4. Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccine

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 732,000 deaths, 21 million hospitalizations and 322 million illnesses among U.S. children born in the last 20 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Despite

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  5. Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to Kids: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose

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  6. More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to a recent report with encouraging figures on childhood obesity in the United States, a new study presents a more sobering picture of the nation's pediatric weight problem. Severe obesity, which sets kids up fo

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  7. Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teen boys, according to a new study from Norway. It included 484 boys and 463 girls, aged 15 to 18, who underwent bone mineral densi

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  8. Many Kids May Have High Cholesterol

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one of three Texas kids screened for cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 had borderline or high cholesterol, potentially placing them at greater risk for future cardiovascular disease, a new study has found.

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  9. Childhood Abuse May Lead to Health Ills as Adult

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood abuse or neglect could take a lasting toll on physical health, a new study suggests. It found that child maltreatment may trigger long-term hormone problems that increase the risk of obesity, diabetes and othe

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  10. Head Lice Growing Resistant to Standard Meds

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Most head lice found in North America now carry a gene mutation that makes them resistant to standard over-the-counter treatments, a new study cautions. Head lice infestation is a major public-health issue, the researchers s

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