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  1. Fitness in Teen Years May Guard Against This

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who are aerobically fit as teenagers are less likely to have a heart attack in middle age, a study of nearly 750,000 Swedish men suggests. Every 15 percent increase in aerobic fitness in your teen years is assoc

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  2. Why Whooping Cough Is Rising Despite a New Vaccine

    When a new whooping cough vaccine was introduced in the late 1990s, there were hopes for a lower infection rate. But there's been a puzzling trend: a spike in new cases. More than 48,000 Americans had whooping cough in 2012 -- a 50-year high. The disease, also known as pertussis, brings on fits of c

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  3. Temporary Fever May Occur When Kids Under 2 Get 2 Shots at Once

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Jan. 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Young children who receive flu and pneumococcal vaccines at the same time are at increased risk for temporary fever, a new study reports. While parents should be told about this risk, the benefits of the vaccines outweigh

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  4. Daycare Surfaces May Hold Germs Longer Than Thought

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Germs that cause common illnesses, including ear infections and strep throat, can linger on surfaces such as cribs, children's toys and books for hours after contamination -- even after the objects are well cleaned

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  5. Bad Night's Sleep May Raise Blood Pressure in Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 16, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who don't get enough sleep at night may experience a slight spike in their blood pressure the next day even if they are not overweight or obese, a new study suggests. The research included 143 kids aged 10 to 18 who spe

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  6. Rise in U.S. High Chair Injuries Stuns Experts

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 9, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are falling out of high chairs at alarming rates, according to a new safety study that found high chair accidents increased 22 percent between 2003 and 2010. U.S. emergency rooms now attend to an average of almo

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  7. Slower Brain Connections May Be at Root of Dyslexia

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Glitches in the connections between certain brain areas may be at the root of the common learning disorder dyslexia, a new study suggests. It's estimated that up to 15 percent of the U.S. population has dyslexia, which impai

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  8. Measles Still a Threat, U.S. Health Officials Warn

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Although measles has been virtually eliminated in the United States, outbreaks still occur here. And they're usually triggered by people infected abroad, in countries where widespread vaccination doesn't exist, federal health

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  9. Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of a painful condition known as shingles is increasing in the United States, but new research says the chickenpox vaccine isn't to blame. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varic

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  10. Cross These Dangerous Toys Off Kids' X-mas List, Experts Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 26, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Toxic or dangerous toys can still be found on store shelves despite tough new federal regulations, according to a report released Tuesday. Researchers found toys for sale that contained toxic levels of lead, cadmium, an

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