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  1. Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines: Seizure Risk?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying certain routine immunizations past the first 15 months of life could boost the risk of fever-related seizures, new research suggests. The risk appears very small, and the brief seizures -- due to fevers caused by t

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  2. Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on Rise in Kids

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of new and stronger magnet toys being sold has increased, so has the number of kids who have suffered serious injuries after swallowing a magnet, according to new research. In some cases, magnet ingest

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  3. Ohio Measles Outbreak Largest Since Mid-1990s

    May 14, 2014 -- A measles outbreak in Ohio has reached 68 cases, making it the largest outbreak in any state since 1996, when Utah had more than 100 cases, according to health officials. Measles is a growing concern in the United States, which could end up having the worst year since home-grown meas

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  4. Kids' Concussion Symptoms Can Linger After Injury

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who suffer a concussion can have lingering effects long after the physical symptoms fade away, U.S. researchers report. In a study from the emergency medicine division at Boston Children's Hospital, doctors found tha

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  5. Viagra, Cialis for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs normally prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction in adult males may help boys who have a muscle disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a new study. In the small study including just 10 boys with

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  6. 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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  7. Could Energy Drinks Be Wrong Choice for Some Teens?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who regularly drink energy and sports drinks tend to engage in some unhealthy behaviors, new research suggests. "Kids who are consuming energy drinks are more likely to smoke, they're more likely to try other illicit

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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