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  1. Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- There's a right way and a wrong way to persuade your adolescent to eat healthy and help avoid obesity, a new study suggests. Pointedly connecting food with fatness or talking about needed weight loss is the wrong way and could eve

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  2. Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who gained weight and head circumference more rapidly during the first month of life scored slightly higher on intelligence tests when they were 6 years old, according to a large new study. But a baby's early rate of grow

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  3. HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is proving highly effective in reducing the spread of the sexually transmitted virus among young women, new research shows. The rate of new infections with s

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  4. Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Young children of depressed mothers may develop fewer emotional problems if they spend time in some kind of day care, a new study suggests. The Canadian research doesn't definitively prove that kids gain benefits from getting

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  5. A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Addie Parker was a happy 4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was in a coma. Tragically, her parents weren't familiar with the signs of type 1 diabetes -- extreme fatigue, thirst and sweet-smelling br

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  6. Blood Test May Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often seems to come out of the blue. But German researchers say they can predict who will likely develop the chronic disease. Blood samples taken from children at increased genetic risk of type 1

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  7. Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who suffer a concussion may have a substantially slower recovery if they've sustained one or more blows to the head in the past, a new study finds. Researchers report that among 280 kids and young adults who sustained a concus

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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