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  1. U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough evidence exists to recommend that children and teens be screened for high blood pressure, a U.S. government-appointed panel says. High blood pressure among American children and teens has been rising, in part due to th

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  2. Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms what experts have suspected: The decision not to vaccinate children for nonmedical reasons can have far-reaching effects, including raising the risk of infections for other children and their families. Res

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  3. Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors don't seem to be as quick as they once were to reach for their prescription pads when treating preschoolers for mental troubles, a new study shows. The research, published online Sept. 30 in the journal Pediatrics, loo

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. Tips to Help Prevent Kids' Colds and Flu

    Winter is upon us, and with it, the peak of cold and flu season. How can you keep your child from catching a nasty virus? Parents have two main weapons, says Bridget Boyd, MD. She's the director of the newborn nursery at Loyola University Health System in Chicago. The first: good hygiene. "The best

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  9. 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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  10. 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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