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  1. Pesticide Exposure Tied to Fetal-Movement Changes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- A pregnant woman's exposure to environmental contaminants affects her unborn baby's heart rate and movement, a new study says. "Both fetal motor activity and heart rate reveal how the fetus is maturing and give us a way to ev

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  2. More Evidence Links BPA to Childhood Obesity

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 12 (HealthDay News) -- There's fresh evidence that the chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, may play a part in childhood obesity. BPA is a chemical that is widely used in food packaging. Government studies have shown that 92 percent of Americans have det

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  3. Kids With Past Concussions Take Longer to Recover

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 10 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who suffer a concussion may have a substantially slower recovery if they've sustained one or more blows to the head in the past, a new study finds. Researchers report that among 280 kids and young adults who sustained a concus

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  4. Scientists ID Gene Behind Early Onset Puberty

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists say they've identified a gene mutation behind a condition that causes children to undergo puberty before the age of 9. The condition, known as central precocious puberty, appears to be inherited via a gene passed al

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  5. More Kids Being Poisoned by Prescription Drugs

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 3 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of adults taking prescription drugs has grown, so has the number of children being accidentally poisoned by them, a new study finds. "We found between 2000 and 2009 [that] rates of pediatric exposure to adult medi

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  6. Bullied Kids More Likely to Self-Harm as Teens

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 31 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are bullied in elementary school are almost five times more likely to engage in self-harm by the time they are teenagers, according to a new study. Based on their findings, the British researchers behind the

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  7. Tots' Sleep Habits: Eye-Opening New Findings

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of twins suggests that genes may play a big role in how long babies and toddlers sleep at night, while environment is key during nap time. Researchers found that among nearly 1,000 twins they followed to age 4, genes see

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  8. Kids Poisoned by Medical Marijuana, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 27 (HealthDay News) -- Legalizing marijuana may have unintended consequences. Since medical marijuana was legalized in Colorado, more than a dozen young children have been unintentionally poisoned with the drug, researchers report. About half the cas

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  9. Type 2 Diabetes Progresses Faster in Kids, Study Finds

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- Type 2 diabetes is more aggressive in children than adults, with signs of serious complications seen just a few years after diagnosis, new research finds. "Based on the latest results, it seems like type 2 is progressing more r

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  10. Too Few Kids Use Fast-Food Calorie Info: Study

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 23 (HealthDay News) -- While some fast-food chains are required to provide calorie and other nutritional information to help customers make informed choices, kids who eat fast food at least twice a week are 50 percent less likely to use this

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