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  1. Breastfeeding Might Not Prevent Pre-Teen Obesity

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 12 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding has many benefits, but preventing overweight and obesity later in a child's life probably isn't among them, according to a new study. The study included nearly 14,000 children from Belarus whose mothers were inv

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  2. Video Games May Boost Focus in Kids With Dyslexia

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Here's one possible treatment for dyslexia that kids won't complain about: video games. Italian researchers report that they found that children with the reading disability scored better on tests after they played an action vi

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  3. When Kids Exercise More, Their Grades Might Rise

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 28 (HealthDay News) -- One key to better grades in the classroom may lie in the gym or on the playground, a new study finds. The research, to be published in an upcoming issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, found that elementary and middle school stu

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  4. Little-Known Virus Sends Many Kids to Hospital

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Chances are you've never heard of human metapneumovirus. But, it's quite possible that you've been sick with this respiratory germ at some point in your life. Discovered only 12 years ago, human metapneumovirus (HMPV) shares

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  5. Treating Trauma in Children: No Long-Term Benefit

    Feb. 13, 2013 -- Treating children after they've been exposed to a traumatic event such as a school shooting or natural disaster is challenging, as many treatments don’t seem effective in the long-term, new research suggests. A review of 22 studies looking at traumatic stress disorders in children a

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  6. High BP in Kids May Be Less Common Than Thought

    TUESDAY, Jan. 29 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. kids with full-blown high blood pressure could be lower than previously thought, if new research findings are on the mark. In a study of nearly 200,000 children aged 3 to 17 years, researchers found that only 0.3 percent met the standard for hi

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  7. How to Teach Your Child Healthy Digestive Habits

    After-school events, sports practice, homework, and socializing: These days, kids are as busy as adults. And just like us, our children can fall into bad habits with how, when, and what they eat. Here are some nutrition mistakes that children are making, and what parents can do to help them develop

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  8. 5 Signs Your Child’s Digestive Health Needs Help

    Kids can be picky or non-stop eaters -- and they'll complain about stomach pain when they’re grumpy, or not say a word when they truly feel bad. While most kids eventually settle into predictable eating patterns and most childhood stomachaches will go as quickly as they come, some digestive problems

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  9. Pediatricians Promote Benefits of Recess

    Dec. 31, 2012 -- The American Academy of Pediatrics has two New Year's resolutions for schools: Keep the school nurse and don't drop recess. The recommendations are part of two new policy statements published in Pediatrics. The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says there's a growing trend in sch

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  10. Low Vitamin D More Common in Overweight Kids

    Dec. 24, 2012 -- Overweight and obese children and teens are more likely to have low vitamin D levels than kids with healthy weights, a new study suggests. The study is published in Pediatrics. Vitamin D is essential for bone health. Bone growth is high during childhood and adolescence. So it may be

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