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  1. Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Exercise and brainpower in children may not seem closely related, but a small new study hints that fitness may supercharge kids' minds. The finding doesn't prove that fitness actually makes children smarter, but it provid

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  2. Doctors ID New Ways to Get More Kids Vaccinated

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors are still struggling to find effective ways to convince wary parents of the importance of vaccinating their infant children. The whooping cough epidemic of 2011-12 made no significant difference in Washington sta

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  3. Childhood Mental Disability Rates Up, Study Finds

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of developmental and mental disabilities -- ranging from speech problems to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder -- have jumped 21 percent among U.S. children, according to a new report. Overall, parent-reporte

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  4. Children, Growth Hormone, & Possible Risk Later

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are prescribed human growth hormone may be at greater risk of a stroke in early adulthood than their peers are, a new study suggests. While the study raises important questions about the safety of hu

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  5. Preemies' Thinking Skills Catch Up by Adolescence?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new Australian study offers some potentially reassuring news to parents of preemies who are worried about their child's intellectual development: By adolescence, many of these infants appear to catch up to classm

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  6. School Vending-Machine Bans & Kids' Nutrition

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Banning vending machines from schools without making other food policy changes can actually lead to greater consumption of fast food and soda, according to a new U.S. study. If kids still have access to high-fat, high-calor

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  7. Childhood UTI May Bring Lasting Harm to Kidneys

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Urinary tract infections are the most common serious bacterial infections in young children, and almost one of every eight kids who gets one will end up with scarring on the kidneys and an increased risk of kidney failur

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  8. Could a Little Video Game Play Be Good for Kids?

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who spend a little time playing video games each day might be more well-adjusted than those who never play, a new study suggests. Researchers found that kids who played video games for less than one hour a day were m

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  9. Study: Car Interiors Reach Dangerous Temps All Year

    July 24, 2014 -- After a string of high-profile cases of kids being left in hot cars this year, a new study shows just how quickly heat can become a danger, even in cooler months of the year. Researchers in Texas measured in the temperatures inside a car on a single day each month in 2012, checking

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  10. Young Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, July 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children with strong reading skills may be on a fast track to a brighter future, a new study suggests. Kids with above average reading skills may have higher intelligence levels as they get older, according to Brit

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