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  1. 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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  2. How Safe Is Your Local Beach?

    By Barbara Bronson Gray HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- If you're not careful, you may bring something other than sand and wet swimsuits home from a day at the beach this summer. Released Wednesday, the report card on more than 3,000 of the nation's beaches shows that the w

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  3. Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- There's a right way and a wrong way to persuade your adolescent to eat healthy and help avoid obesity, a new study suggests. Pointedly connecting food with fatness or talking about needed weight loss is the wrong way and could eve

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  4. Kids' Sinusitis Might Not Need Antibiotics, New Guidelines Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors don't have to automatically prescribe an antibiotic to treat children who appear to have acute sinus infections, according to new guidelines issued by a leading group of pediatricians. Instead, they can take a "watch a

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  5. Injuries From Ocean Waves More Common Than Thought

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- A study out of Delaware suggests that injuries to beachgoers caused by ocean waves are more common and severe than previously suspected, and people need to be aware of the ocean's power -- even in shallow water. To keep safe, it

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  6. HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is proving highly effective in reducing the spread of the sexually transmitted virus among young women, new research shows. The rate of new infections with s

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  7. Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Young children of depressed mothers may develop fewer emotional problems if they spend time in some kind of day care, a new study suggests. The Canadian research doesn't definitively prove that kids gain benefits from getting

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  8. A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Addie Parker was a happy 4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was in a coma. Tragically, her parents weren't familiar with the signs of type 1 diabetes -- extreme fatigue, thirst and sweet-smelling br

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  9. Blood Test May Predict Type 1 Diabetes in Children

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 18 (HealthDay News) -- A diagnosis of type 1 diabetes often seems to come out of the blue. But German researchers say they can predict who will likely develop the chronic disease. Blood samples taken from children at increased genetic risk of type 1

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  10. BPA Exposure Tied to Undescended Testicles in Boys

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 17 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal exposure to the chemical bisphenol A (BPA) has been linked to low levels of a key developmental hormone in newborn boys with undescended testicles, according to an early new study. The research adds to the list of growin

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