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  1. Early Child Pneumonia Tied to Higher Asthma Odds

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who contract pneumonia during the first three years of life appear to face a higher risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. These findings raise concern that early childhood respiratory problems may have an

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  2. Decrease in Air Pollution, Healthier Lungs in Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children in southern California may be breathing easier these days compared with the 1990s, thanks to a big reduction in air pollution, a new study suggests. Researchers found that as air quality improved in five Los Angel

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  3. Doctors Often Yield to Parents, Delay Vaccines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds. In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, res

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  4. Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia -- but unlike in years past, the cause is usually a respiratory virus, a large U.S. study finds. The researchers found that 66 percent of pneumo

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  5. A Little Fat, Sugar OK for Kids If Diet Is Healthy

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Cutting junk food from kids' diets is important, but if a little sugar and fat helps them eat their veggies, that's a good trade-off, a leading group of pediatricians says. New recommendations from the American Academy of Ped

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  6. Arsenic in Well Water Can Raise Level in Formula

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The water used to mix baby formula plays the biggest role in whether formula-fed babies are exposed to increased levels of arsenic, according to a new study. Families that use well water instead of municipal water may need t

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  7. Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people infected with measles has increased slightly to 154 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, U.S. health officials reported Monday. Last week, the number of cases was 141, officials said.

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  8. Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infectio

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  9. Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning

    If you're like most parents, you probably figure once your child is done swimming or playing in the water, his risk of drowning is over. But "dry" and "secondary" drowning can happen hours after he's toweled off and moved on to other things. There are steps you can take to keep your child safe. Thes

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  10. Plastics Chemical May Impact Boys' Fertility

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When expectant mothers are exposed to plastics chemicals called phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life, a new study suggests. Boys exposed to th

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