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    1. Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The lunches children bring from home may be less healthy than the school cafeteria offerings, a new study suggests. Researchers found that for kids in one Texas school district, bag lunches typically had more salt and fewer f

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    2. Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

      Nov. 21, 2014 -- Melissa Chapman started looking into growth hormones for her 9-year-old son, Jackson, after he visited an amusement park with his cousin last summer. Jackson was often turned away from rides after he fell short of the signs that say “you must be this tall.” His younger cousin, howev

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    3. Kids' Sickle Cell Treatment a Success; Trial Stops

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is a safe and effective way to manage the disease and reduce the risk of stroke. The ann

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    4. Antibiotics and Kids' Risk for Juvenile Arthritis

      Nov. 18, 2014 -- Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, may raise a child's risk of getting juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a disease that causes inflamed, swollen joints. That's according to investigators reporting at the American College of Rheumatology 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston. Bacter

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    5. Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The potential dangers of energy drinks, those highly caffeinated beverages that promise to stave off sleepiness, are well known, but a new study suggests that even young children are at risk. Although the target markets

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    6. Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of more than 43,000 children finds that falls are the most common cause of head injuries among younger kids. For children under the age of 2, falls accounted for 77 percent of head injuries. For kids aged

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    7. 5 Serious Symptoms in Children to Never Ignore

      Runny noses. Stomach aches. An itchy rash. These are a few of the typical ailments that occur in children everywhere. But what if something more serious develops, like a fever above 103 degrees or a stiff neck? You may not know whether to rush to the emergency room, call the doctor, or simply wait i

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    8. Laundry Detergent Pods Pose Poisoning Risk to Kids

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Laundry detergent "pods" seriously sickened more than 700 U.S. children and killed at least one in a recent two-year period, a new report reveals. Poison control centers across the country logged more than 17,000 calls abo

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    9. Kids Obese at Young Age Often Stay That Way: Study

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The vast majority of children who are obese at age 11 are still far too heavy at age 16, new research suggests. Tracking nearly 4,000 children in three U.S. metropolitan areas over five years, researchers found that 83 p

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    10. School Lunches More Nutritious Than Home-Packed

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Lunches packed at home are generally not as nutritious as school lunches, a new study shows. Researchers compared more than 750 school meals with more than 560 packed meals given to pre-K and kindergarten students in thre

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