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  1. Top U.S. Children’s Hospitals Ranked

    June 10, 2015 -- Boston Children's Hospital is No. 1 in the United States, according to U.S. News & World Report's latest annual rankings of the best pediatric hospitals. It ranks in the top 5% for all 10 specialties rated. Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medic

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  2. Widespread Vaccination and Kids' Stomach Infection

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The widespread use of a vaccine against a germ that causes gastrointestinal infections in infants and young children has been a resounding success in the United States, a new study suggests. A team led by Dr. Eyal Leshem o

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  3. More Young Children Exposed to Marijuana

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There's been a sharp increase in marijuana exposure among young children in the United States in recent years, a new study finds. The increases in exposure come as more states have legalized the drug for medical or recreat

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  4. Approval Bill Includes Rewards For Kids' Drugs

    By Lisa Gillespie Advocates for children with rare diseases are watching closely a congressional effort to streamline the nation’s drug approval process because the bill includes a provision extending a federal program that rewards companies making remedies for these young patients. The reward progr

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  5. General Anesthesia May Affect Young Brains

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having general anesthesia during surgery at a very young age may be linked to poorer brain development, new research suggests. Children who had received general anesthesia during surgery before they turned 4 years of age late

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  6. Misuse of ADHD-Type Drugs Starts Before College

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, June 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young Americans start misusing prescription stimulant medications such as Ritalin and Adderall at an earlier age than previously believed, a new study says. The University of Michigan study suggests efforts to prevent mis

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  7. Have a Healthy Vacation

    When it's summertime, families across the country flock to theme parks and resorts. These kid-friendly escapes are ideal for family vacations, but their densely packed crowds also make them breeding grounds for infections. This past winter, 125 people from seven states caught measles during an outbr

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  8. Cystic Fibrosis Medicine Study Offers Hope

    May 26, 2015 -- Cystic fibrosis has been a frightening fact of life for Paige Ellens and her mother, Sharla, since Paige was born 17 years ago. This ongoing, life-threatening disease causes the lungs to fill up with thick and sticky mucus. That mucus can block the airways, which damages the lungs an

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  9. HPV Shot for Girls May Help Prevent Male Cancer

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Males benefit indirectly when girls are immunized against the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus (HPV), according to a new Dutch study. However, males still have a risk of developing HPV-related cancers, the study a

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  10. They Overcame Childhood Cancer, But Now Obesity?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Certain treatments may increase a childhood cancer survivor's risk of obesity later in life, a new study says. "The ability to identify patients at increased risk may guide selection of therapeutic protocols that will maxim

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