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  1. Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children who regularly have sugary drinks tend to pack on more pounds than other youngsters, a large study of U.S. children suggests. Researchers found that among the 2- to 5-year-olds they followed, those who routinely ha

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  2. Childhood Hazard: Choking on Food Persists

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- About 34 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms every day for choking on food, according to a new report, despite education campaigns and other prevention efforts. "It's a very common thing," said researcher Dr. Gary Smi

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  3. Baby Einstein 'Musical Motion Activity Jumper' Sets Recalled

    More than 400,000 Baby Einstein "Musical Motion Activity Jumper" sets have been recalled following dozens of injuries. The voluntary recall was announced by Kids II after the company received more than 100 complaints, including 61 cases in which children suffered injuries ranging from cuts and bruis

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  4. Taking Care of Your Child's Fever

    Young kids often get fevers. They're a normal part of childhood and usually aren't serious. In most cases, they go away on their own. Fever is the body's way of killing off infections by raising the heat on germs. It can be caused by bacteria, like strep throat, or a virus, like the flu. The key is

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  5. TVs Toppling Onto Tots at Alarming Rate: Study

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Falling television sets continue to be a source of serious injuries to young children, a new study shows. More than 17,000 children are injured each year by TVs, an average of one of these accidents every half hour in the Unite

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  6. Convenience Steers Parents to Retail Clinics: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 22 (HealthDay News) -- Convenience is the main reason why parents with a regular pediatrician will take their children to health clinics in large chain drug stores or other retail locations, a new study finds. Most retail clinics are staffed by nurse

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  7. More Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for high blood pressure in American teens and children increased 27 percent over 13 years, a new study finds, as waistlines thickened and kids consumed more salt in their diets. "High blood pressure is the predominant

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  8. 5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children, not their parents, should do most of the talking about their asthma symptoms when seeing an allergist, according to a new study. Researchers looked at about 80 children with asthma and their parents. Although parent

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  9. Collapsible Laundry Hampers May Pose Risk to Kids

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 1 (HealthDay News) -- Collapsible laundry hampers can cause serious eye injuries to children if a sharp wire contained within the device breaks free, according to a new report. The researchers documented the cases of two children, one 23 months old

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  10. Health Highlights: June 27, 2013

    Lower limits on the amount of fat, calories, sugar and salt in all foods sold in U.S. schools were finalized this week by federal officials. Included in the new Department of Agriculture restrictions are snacks sold around the school and items on the "a la carte" line in cafeterias, which have never

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