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    1. Day Care Kids: Stomach Bugs Earlier, Fewer Later

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Babies in day care catch their first stomach bug earlier than home-based infants, but end up getting fewer of these gastrointestinal illnesses during their preschool years, new research suggests. Analyzing a group of m

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    2. More Kids Being Poisoned by Detergent Pods: Study

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A growing number of small children are getting their hands and mouths on colorful detergent pods, with serious and sometimes fatal consequences, a new study finds. Among more than 62,000 calls made to emergency departme

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    3. Cow's Milk Allergy in Childhood May Lead to This

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 20, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are allergic to cow's milk may have weaker bones than kids with other food allergies, a small study suggests. Cow's milk allergy is the most common childhood food allergy in the United States, affecting

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    4. Ultrasound May Be Best to Spot Kids' Pneumonia

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Lung ultrasounds may offer a safer, yet equally effective, alternative to chest X-rays for diagnosing pneumonia in children, researchers report. "Ultrasound is portable, cost-saving and safer for children than an X-ray

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    5. Schools in Most States Skimp on Phys Ed: Study

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Most states don't provide students with enough physical education, a new report finds. Just 19 states require elementary school students to take physical education classes for a set amount of time, and only 15 set minimum

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    6. Chemo May Prolong Lives of Some With Brain Cancer

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Adding chemotherapy to radiation treatment may add years to the lives of people with certain slow-growing brain tumors, a new study finds. The findings come from a long-term follow-up of patients who took part in a trial t

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    7. Restaurants Cutting Calories in Kids' Meals

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, April 6, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Popular restaurants have cut calories in children's meals and are offering some healthier side dishes, such as fruits and vegetables, a new study reports. But, the researchers added, while these restaurants appear to be

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    8. FDA Suggests Arsenic Limit in Infant Rice Cereal

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A proposed limit on "inorganic" arsenic in infant rice cereal was announced Friday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Infant rice cereal is a leading source of arsenic exposure in babies, the agency said, since arse

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    9. Infant Ear Infections Becoming Less Common

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Painful ear infections remain a scourge of childhood, but fewer American babies are getting them now compared with 20 years ago, new research shows. The study didn't dig into the reasons for the decline. But experts say the

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    10. Strength Training Isn't Just for Adults

      More than a third of kids today carry around too many extra pounds. So, lots of parents want to do everything they can to protect their children from weight-linked conditions such as diabetes and heart disease. One way to keep kids in shape is to follow the government's 60-minutes-a-day aerobic exer

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