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    1. Junk Food Ads Sway Kids' Preferences

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Any parent who's ever endured a whining child begging for that colorful box of cereal won't be surprised by a new study's findings: Children are more likely to eat junk food when they've seen ads for unhealthy foods and be

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    2. Germs May Survive on Toys For Up To 24 Hours

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter                TUESDAY, July 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- You probably keep your kids away from playmates who cough or sneeze. But how much thought do you give to toys at the doctor's office or day care?        A new study finds toys help spread the flu and

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    3. Flint's Lead Crisis 'Entirely Preventable'

      By Margaret Farley Steele HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Analysis of blood samples from young children of Flint, Mich., shows they had much more lead in their blood when the city used local drinking water in an effort to cut costs, a new U.S. government study reveals. A

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    4. Top-Rated Children’s Hospitals Ranked

      June 21, 2016 -- Boston Children's Hospital is No. 1 in the United States for 2016-2017, ranking in the top 5% for eight of 10 pediatric specialties in U.S. News & World Report's 10th annual rankings. Each year, U.S. News ranks the top 10 pediatric hospitals for each of 10 specialties: cancer, cardi

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    5. No Amount of Lead Is Safe for Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- No amount of lead exposure is safe for children, and stricter regulations are needed to protect youngsters from this serious health threat, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. There's growing evidence that even

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    6. Almost 2 Million U.S. Kids Get Concussions a Year

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Close to 2 million U.S. children and teens may suffer concussions annually, say researchers who add that the prevalence of head injuries among American youth has been underestimated for years. Using data from hospitals,

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    7. Childhood Sleep Guidelines Vary by Age

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A good night's sleep makes for perkier, better-behaved children. But how much sleep is enough? The following age-based recommendations can help answer that question. The guidelines from the American Academy of Sleep Medici

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    8. Antibiotics May Blunt Breast-Feeding's Benefits

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Early use of antibiotics may dampen some of the benefits of breast-feeding, a new study suggests. Researchers found that babies who were prescribed antibiotics while they were breast-feeding or shortly afterward were pro

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    9. Antidepressant Use in Children, Teens Questioned

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Treating children and teens suffering from depression with antidepressants may be both ineffective and potentially dangerous, a new analysis suggests. Of the 14 antidepressants studied, only fluoxetine (Prozac) was mor

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    10. Do Frequent Moves in Childhood Mean Trouble Later?

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Moving may increase a child's risk for mental health and behavioral problems later in life, a new study suggests. This was especially true for those who changed addresses frequently during early adolescence, the researcher

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