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    1. 1 in 7 Kids Under 9 Have a Psychological Disorder

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One in seven American children aged 2 to 8 suffers from a mental, behavioral or developmental problem, federal health officials report. Researchers analyzed data supplied by parents in the 2011-2012 National Survey of C

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    2. Antibiotic Resistance Common in Kids' UTIs

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 16, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many kids who develop urinary tract infections tied to the E. coli bacteria are now failing to respond to antibiotic treatment, a new review warns. The culprit, according to the British researchers: Drug resistance, follo

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    3. Vaccine Refusal Drives Measles Outbreaks: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, March 15, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A look at recent measles outbreaks in the United States finds more than half of the cases involved unvaccinated children. Vaccine refusal was also often the culprit in whooping cough (pertussis) outbreaks as well, acco

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    4. Two-Dose Chickenpox Shot Gets the Job Done: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Among school children, two doses of the chickenpox vaccine is better than one, a new study finds. Giving the first dose at age 1 and the second dose at ages 4 to 6 is nearly 100 percent effective in preventing the once

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    5. Youth Fitness May Play Role in Later Diabetes Risk

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Teens with poor physical fitness are at higher risk for diabetes much later in life, even if they're not overweight or obese, a new study finds. The research involved about 1.5 million Swedes who all underwent physical fit

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    6. Low Prenatal Vitamin D Linked to Kids' Later MS

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 7, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children of mothers with too little vitamin D during their pregnancy may have a higher risk of developing multiple sclerosis when they reach adulthood, a new study suggests. One expert in the United States said that the fi

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    7. ADHD Meds Tied to Lower Bone Density in Kids

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children on medications for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may have lower bone density than their peers, a new U.S. study suggests. Using data from a government health survey, researchers found that childre

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    8. Transgender Kids: Support Key to Emotional Health

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Transgender children who feel supported seem to have no greater risk of depression and anxiety than other kids do, a new study suggests. Experts said the findings are welcome news -- especially in light of past studies findin

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    9. Brain Cancer Common, Deadly in Teens, Young Adults

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Brain cancers are the most common cause of cancer deaths among teens and young adults, but the types of cancers that strike can vary widely as people age, a new report shows. "For these individuals -- who are finishing

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    10. Parent Depression, Anxiety and Kids' Fussy Eating

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children whose parents have depression and/or anxiety may be more likely to be fussy eaters, a new study suggests. Fussy eating -- regularly refusing to eat certain foods -- is common among children and is a fre

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