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  1. Kids With Diabetes May Be More Likely to Have Asthma

    Sept. 26, 2011 -- Children who have diabetes may be more likely to also have asthma. What's more, kids with both conditions are more likely to have poor control over their diabetes. These are the two main findings of a new study in Pediatrics. The study didn't explore why asthma and diabetes may be

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  2. Teens: Sleep in, Gain Weight?

    Sept. 30, 2011 -- Kids and teens who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to become obese and have other health problems, but new research suggests that the timing of sleep may be as important as total sleep time. In the Australian study, older children and teenagers who went to bed latest and wok

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  3. Fiber May Ease Kids’ Constipation

    Sept. 26, 2011 -- Everyone poops, says a popular children’s book, but that’s not always an easy task for kids who struggle with chronic constipation. Now new research finds little evidence that many of the dietary and behavioral changes parents and doctors use to relieve the problem -- like having k

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  4. Rotavirus Vaccine Has Cut Hospitalization of Kids

    Sept. 21, 2011 -- Far fewer children were hospitalized for a common stomach bug known as rotavirus since routine vaccination was recommended in 2006, a study shows. The new findings appear in the New England Journal of Medicine. The CDC recommends that infants get vaccinated for rotavirus. There are

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  5. Whooping Cough Vaccine May Not Give Long-Term Protection

    Sept. 20, 2011 (Chicago) -- The protection provided by the vaccine against whooping cough may wane after only about three years, a preliminary study suggests. The findings come from a survey of about 15,000 children in Marin County, Calif., where an outbreak of the highly contagious bacterial diseas

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  6. Needle-Free Shots Make Vaccines Less Scary

    Sept. 20, 2011 (Chicago) -- If you or your child gets worked up just thinking about getting a flu shot, take note: Needle-free vaccines may soon be coming to your neighborhood -- if they’re not already there. Needle-free vaccines are generally safer, simple, and more convenient to use, says Bruce We

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  7. Obesity Puts Young Kids at Risk of Social Isolation

    Sept. 19, 2011 -- Obesity increases the risk that young children will become socially isolated by their grade-school years, a new study shows. The study tracked more than 3,300 children in Australia for four years as they advanced from preschool through the early grades. Families were recruited into

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  8. Fast-Paced Cartoons May Hurt Kids' Attention, Memory

    Sept. 12, 2011 -- Children who watched just nine minutes of a fast-paced, high-action cartoon performed worse on routine tests of attention and other skills compared to children who drew pictures or watched slower-paced educational cartoons, according to new research. The 4-year-olds who viewed the

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  9. Most Kids Adjust to Sudden Death of a Parent

    Sept. 6, 2011 -- Losing a parent can be difficult at any age. Researchers in a new study in the Archives of General Psychiatry seek to better understand how loss, including the sudden death of a parent, affects children and teens. More than half of children and teens will adjust to the sudden loss o

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  10. CDC: Adolescent Vaccine Rates Rising

    Sept. 6, 2011 -- More 11- and-12-year-olds are getting their recommended vaccines, but there's room for improvement, a CDC study shows. The study compared immunization rates for 13- to 17-year-olds born from 1991 to 1996. It shows that nearly 55% of kids had made vaccination visits to doctors at age

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