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  1. Can Peanut Butter Cut Breast Cancer Risk Later?

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Eating peanut butter regularly as a preteen and teen girl appears to decrease the risk of developing benign breast disease as an adult, new research has found. Benign breast disease -- noncancerous changes in the breast tissu

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  2. Kids' Sunscreens Recalled: Potential Contamination

    Some Badger baby and children's sunscreen products are being recalled in the United States and Canada due to microbial contamination. All lots of the company's 4-ounce SPF 30 Baby Sunscreen Lotion and one lot of its 4-ounce SPF 30 Kids Sunscreen Lotion are being recalled after tests revealed contami

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  3. Superbug MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Kids

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although rates of infection with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining among American adults, the rates among children remain largely unchanged, a new government study finds. In addition, MRSA disprop

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  4. Pain Patches Pose Serious Threat to Young Children

    Skin patches that contain the powerful pain reliever fentanyl can be deadly to young children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday. The agency has issued a Drug Safety Communication to warn patients, caregivers and health care workers about the dangers of accidental exposure to and imp

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  5. Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who are the victims of bullies are often reluctant to report the abuse. But a new study shows that frequent and unexplained physical symptoms are common in bullied children, and experts say they can be signs that should a

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  6. Costs for Kids' Food Allergies Nearly $25 Billion

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood food allergies cost the United States about $25 billion a year in medical fees, lost work productivity and family expenses, according to a new study. Food allergies affect about 8 percent of children in the United Sta

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  7. Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., But...

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination rates among America's children remain high, despite a serious resurgence of measles among unvaccinated children and adults, health officials reported Thursday. According to the 2012 National Immunization Survey,

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  8. Childhood Obesity and Risk of Adult Hypertension

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children have a four times greater risk of having high blood pressure when they reach adulthood compared to normal weight kids, new research shows. The study authors also found that overweight children had double the

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  9. 5% of U.S. Kids 'Severely Obese,' Experts Warn

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- While the rate of obesity among U.S. children seems to have leveled off, the number who are "severely obese" continues to rise, according to the American Heart Association. Some 5 percent of children and teens now fall into th

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  10. Whooping Cough Risk & Kids Who Miss Vaccinations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Young children aged 3 months to 36 months who don't get all their doses of the diphtheria, tetanus and acellular pertussis (DTaP) vaccine on schedule appear to be at increased risk for pertussis -- also known as whooping cough

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