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  1. Measles Death First in U.S. in 12 Years

    Measles Death First in U.S. in 12 Years A Washington state woman who died of measles was vaccinated against the disease as a child but had a weakened immune system, according to a health official. It was the first measles death in the United States in 12 years and the first in Washington state in 25

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  2. FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18

    July 2, 2015 -- The FDA is investigating the safety of using medicines containing codeine to treat coughs and colds in children younger than 18, because of the potential for serious problems like slowed or difficult breathing. Children, especially those who already have breathing problems, may be mo

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  3. CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

    June 30, 2015 -- California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a highly controversial bill into law that mandates vaccinations for nearly all children in the state's public school system. "The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangero

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  4. Children With Migraines and Proven Treatments

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the availability of medications proven to ease migraines in children, most kids seeking care for severe headaches are not given these drugs, a new study suggests. Using data from electronic health records to a

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  5. 'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children's thinking skills may develop faster if they encounter "green space" such as parks and woods in their day-to-day lives, a new study suggests. Green space at school, in particular, was linked to improved brain deve

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  6. U.S. Kids Not Drinking Enough Water Each Day

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American children and teens aren't consuming enough liquids -- especially water -- and that lack of hydration could affect their physical and mental health, a new study suggests. The findings "highlight a potential

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  7. 1 Dose of HPV Vaccine May Offer Protection: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- One dose of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine Cervarix could prevent as many cases of cervical cancer as the current two- and three-dose schedules, a new study contends. The vaccine protects against HPV types 16 an

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  8. Top U.S. Children’s Hospitals Ranked

    June 10, 2015 -- Boston Children's Hospital is No. 1 in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest annual rankings of the best pediatric hospitals. It ranks in the top 5% for all 10 specialties rated. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medic

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  9. More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp increase in marijuana exposure among young children in the United States in recent years, a new study finds. The increases in exposure come as more states have legalized the drug for medical or recreat

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  10. Widespread Vaccination and Kids' Stomach Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Eyal Leshem o

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