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    1. 'Hard' Tap Water Linked to Eczema in Babies

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- "Hard," mineral-laden water may increase the risk of a baby getting the skin condition eczema, a new British study suggests. Eczema is a chronic condition marked by itchiness and rashes. The study included 1,300 3-month

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    2. Kids' Concussion Rates May Be Higher Than Thought

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 31, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Because most young children who suffer a concussion aren't first seen in hospital emergency rooms, official tallies of these injuries may be greatly underreported, a new study finds. "Four in five of this diverse group of

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    3. More Kids Accidentally Poisoned by Essential Oils

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children are increasingly at risk from essential oils that are often used in natural remedies, a Tennessee poison center reports. Between 2011 and 2015, reports of toxic exposures to these oils -- such as tea tree oil -- do

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    4. Restrictive Diets in Kids May Cause Thyroid Issues

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Two cases of children who developed iodine deficiency highlight the risks of putting too many restrictions on young kids' diets, researchers say. The doctors said that the children -- aged 2 and 5 -- developed iodine deficien

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    5. Swaddling May Increase Chances of SIDS

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If infants are swaddled during sleep, their risk of dying from SIDS is higher, especially if they are placed on their stomachs, new research suggests. Swaddling is defined in various ways, but it typically refers to wrappi

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    6. How to Treat Your Baby’s Stuffy Nose

      Your little one is congested. What should you do? In a child age 3 or under, this can be a challenge. For starters, it’s not always obvious what’s causing that stuffy nose. Infants and toddlers often catch colds because they are just starting to build up their immunity to common viruses. But there a

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    7. Medicine for Your Baby: What You Need to Know

      It’s 3 a.m. and your baby is wailing. She feels warm, but it’s not a raging fever. Her nose is running, but the mucus looks clear. Another parent at day care mentioned a virus that’s going around. Or maybe it’s just a cold and she’s crying because she’s tired and uncomfortable. What can you give her

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    8. 7 Serious Symptoms in Babies and Toddlers

      When you take your newborn home from the hospital, no one gives you a rulebook about how to care for her. What if she gets sick -- will you see the signs? How will you know whether she needs to see a doctor when she can’t tell you what’s wrong? Take a breath. Once you know what to check, you’ll feel

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    9. More U.S. Kids Have Chronic Health Problems: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter SATURDAY, April 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The number of American kids suffering from asthma and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is on the increase, with poor children being hit the hardest, researchers report. Children living in extreme povert

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    10. Kids of Older Moms May Have a Leg Up on Peers

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Although older women may face more potential pregnancy complications, their children seem to fare better in some ways over the long run, a new study suggests. Using data on over 1.5 million Swedish adults, researchers found

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