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  1. Study: Self-Injury Common in Grade School

    June 11, 2012 -- Self-injury is a common emotional disorder among teens and young adults, and now new research confirms that young children also injure themselves on purpose. In one of the first studies ever to assess self-injury rates among children as young as age 7, close to 7% of 3rd grade girls

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  2. Friends Influence How Active Kids Are

    May 28, 2012 -- Kids who like to be active can influence others to do the same, or at least that's what new research finds. Children in social groups that included others who were physically active were six times more likely to be physically active themselves in a study published today in the journa

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  3. C. diff on Rise in Kids -- and Outside Hospital

    May 21, 2012 -- The potentially deadly diarrhea bug Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is spreading among children in the community, a new study shows. "The typical person with C. difficile is thought of as being older, taking antibiotics, and in the hospital. For the first time, we are describing a

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  4. Drowning Top Cause of Injury Deaths in Kids 1-4

    May 17, 2012 -- Although the death rate for drowning in the U.S. has gone down in the last decade, drowning leads to more deaths among young children aged 1 to 4 than any other cause except birth defects, a new report from the CDC reveals. Between 2005 and 2009, the death rates from accidental drown

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  5. Survey: 1 in 3 Kids Hurt Playing Sports

    April 24, 2012 -- About 1 in 3 kids who plays sports will need medical attention due to injuries sustained on the field or court, such as concussions, broken bones, and dehydration, a new survey shows. While some of these injuries can be serious, some easy-to-follow prevention tips including drinkin

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  6. Kids Exposed to Bullying, Violence May Age Faster

    April 24, 2012 -- The emotional and physical scars from being bullied or exposed to other types of violence as a child may go deeper than imagined. New research shows that the genetic material, or DNA, of children who experienced violence shows the type of wear and tear that is normally associated w

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  7. Bedwetting Misunderstood but Often Treatable

    April 23, 2012 -- Researchers are getting closer to uncovering why children wet the bed and what can be done, but many parents are still in the dark. A new report highlights misconceptions about bedwetting as well as progress in finding out the cause behind the often-embarrassing and traumatic child

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  8. U.S. Measles Cases, Outbreaks Quadruple in 2011

    April 19, 2012 -- Measles cases are spiking sharply in the U.S., the CDC reported today. The 222 cases and 17 outbreaks seen in 2011 are nearly four times the median of 60 cases and four outbreaks per year seen over the last decade. A third of patients were hospitalized. The surge in cases is largel

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  9. Background TV May Harm Young Kids' Development

    April 19, 2012 -- We all do it at least occasionally. We leave the TV on as background noise when no one is really watching. No problem, right? Wrong, according to a new study, if there are young children in the house. U.S. kids are exposed to close to four hours of background TV each day. This is t

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  10. CDC: Child, Teen Injury Deaths Dropping

    April 16, 2012 -- The death rate from unintentional injury among children and teens has dropped by about a third in a decade. But troubling increases occurred in prescription drug deaths among older teens and suffocation deaths among infants, the CDC says. More than 9,000 children and teens in the U

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