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  1. Background TV May Hinder Toddlers' Language Development

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Having the television on while you play with your toddler could hinder the child's language development, according to a new study. Researchers observed interaction between 49 parents and their toddlers, aged 12, 24 and 36

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  2. U.S. News Ranks Best Children's Hospitals

    June 11, 2014 -- Boston Children's Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia tied for first place in the latest U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of the best U.S. pediatric hospitals, released Tuesday. The two hospitals have consistently topped the rankings. Children's Hospital of Phila

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  3. Vaccine for Infant Tummy Bug Cuts Hospitalizations

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Since the introduction of rotavirus vaccine in 2006, the number of kids hospitalized for severe diarrhea has dropped dramatically, a new study finds. Rotavirus is a common cause of sometimes severe gastrointestinal infect

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  4. Measles Journey Points Up Risk to Unvaccinated Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A measles outbreak in Minnesota offers a case study of how the disease is transmitted in the United States today: An unvaccinated person travels abroad, brings measles back and infects vulnerable people -- including children w

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  5. Combo Vaccine Raises Risk of Seizures in Toddlers?

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers who get a newer vaccine that fights four infections in one jab have a slightly increased risk of fever-induced seizure, a large new study confirms. At issue is a vaccine that targets measles, mumps, rubella and varice

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  6. Could Fitter Kids Be Smarter Kids, Too?

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are physically fit might have better language skills than their peers who are less fit, new research suggests. The University of Illinois researchers found these kids have faster and stronger brain resp

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  7. Kids' Obesity Risk May Rise With Parents' Divorce

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids face many challenges when their parents divorce, and their struggles often include excessive weight gain, new research suggests. Boys are especially prone to excess weight in the wake of divorce, according to the

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  8. Some Kids With Cochlear Implants Suffer Memory Problems

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Deaf children with cochlear implants are at increased risk for developmental delays in memory and higher thinking, a new study finds. A cochlear implant is an implanted device that helps provide a sense of sound to people

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  9. Delaying Measles-Related Vaccines: Seizure Risk?

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Delaying certain routine immunizations past the first 15 months of life could boost the risk of fever-related seizures, new research suggests. The risk appears very small, and the brief seizures -- due to fevers caused by t

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  10. Injuries From Swallowed Magnets on Rise in Kids

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- As the number of new and stronger magnet toys being sold has increased, so has the number of kids who have suffered serious injuries after swallowing a magnet, according to new research. In some cases, magnet ingest

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