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  1. Teaspoons Behind Many Child Drug-Dosing Errors

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Using a teaspoon or tablespoon to administer kids' medications can often lead to medication dosing errors, a new study reports. Teaspoon- or tablespoon-based medicine instructions doubled a parent's chances of incorrectl

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  2. Childhood Vaccines Vindicated Once More

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Parents worried about getting young children vaccinated against infectious diseases have fresh cause for reassurance, researchers say. A new review of existing scientific evidence has concluded that childhood vaccines ar

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  3. Rx Lidocaine for Teething Pain Can Cause Harm: FDA

    June 26, 2014 -- Prescription oral viscous lidocaine 2% solution should not be used to treat infants and children with teething pain because of a serious risk, the FDA says. "Oral viscous lidocaine solution is not approved to treat teething pain, and use in infants and young children can cause serio

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  4. Ohio Amish Rethink Vaccines Amid Measles Outbreak

    By Sarah Jane Tribble, WCPN The Amish countryside in central Ohio looks like it has for a hundred years. There are picturesque pastures with cows and sheep, and big red barns dot the landscape. But something changed here when, on an April afternoon, an Amish woman walked to a communal call box. She

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  5. Whooping Cough Epidemic in California

    June 17, 2014 -- More than 3,400 new cases of whooping cough were reported in California between January 1 and June 10, which means the outbreak is officially an epidemic, according to the state's department of health. There have been about 350 new cases of whooping cough (pertussis) so far this yea

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  6. Anxiety May Affect Kids' Brains

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children with anxiety problems actually have a bigger "fear center" in their brain, researchers report. The study included 76 children aged 7 to 9, which is when anxiety-related traits and symptoms can first be reliably d

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  7. Caffeine May Affect Teen Boys, Girls Differently

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids appear to process caffeine -- the stimulant in coffee, energy drinks and soda -- differently after puberty. Males then experience greater heart-rate and blood-pressure changes than females, a new study suggests. Altho

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  8. Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having the television on while you play with your toddler could hinder the child's language development, according to a new study. Researchers observed interaction between 49 parents and their toddlers, aged 12, 24 and 36

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  9. U.S. News Ranks Best Children's Hospitals

    June 11, 2014 -- Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tied for first place in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of the best U.S. pediatric hospitals, released Tuesday. The two hospitals have consistently topped the rankings. Children's Hospital of Phila

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  10. Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Since the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of kids hospitalized for severe diarrhea has dropped dramatically, a new study finds. Rotavirus is a common cause of sometimes severe gastrointestinal infect

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