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    1. Measles May Weaken Immune System for Up to 3 Years

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that children who survive a measles infection remain vulnerable to other potentially deadly infections for as long as two or three years after the measles infection. The finding is yet another reaso

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    2. Whooping Cough Vaccine Loses Strength Over Time

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A booster shot of the whooping cough vaccine that is given to preteens loses a large measure of effectiveness within a few years, new research reveals. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention investigation may help

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    3. Kids of Sleepwalking Parents Likely to Sleepwalk

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than 60 percent of children with two sleepwalking parents go on to develop the condition themselves, new research shows. "These findings point to a strong genetic influence on sleepwalking and, to a lesser degree, sleep

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    4. Milder Autism Typically Diagnosed Later in Girls

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls on the milder end of the autism spectrum tend to be diagnosed at a later age than boys, possibly because their symptoms are less severe, a new study has found. Doctors diagnosed girls with Asperger's syndrome and

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    5. Doctors: Head Lice Should Not Bar Kids From School

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Outbreaks of head lice in kids can be effectively treated without banning infected children from school, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) say. In fact, the AAP believes that doctors and other h

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    6. HPV Vaccine Produces Early Benefits for Teen Girls

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Girls as young as 14 are receiving important health benefits from the HPV vaccine, which protects against a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer, a new study reports. Canadian girls who received the va

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    7. 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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    8. Very Young Kids Often Use Tablets, Smartphones

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, April 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to half of very young children use smartphones and tablets in some way before their first birthday, a new study finds. But parents still worry about their children's use of mobile media, a separate study says. "We were n

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    9. 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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    10. 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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