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    1. Obesity Can Send Kids' Blood Pressure Soaring

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who become or stay obese may quickly face up to three times the risk of developing high blood pressure compared to their slimmer peers, a new study says. These findings are of particular concern becaus

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    2. Varied Diets May Not Curb Childhood Obesity

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 11, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Eating a greater variety of healthy foods may reduce the odds of being overweight in adults. But, a surprising new study suggests that a greater diversity of foods might not have the same effect in very young, poorer c

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    3. Healthier Diets May Be Cutting Teens' Health Risks

      By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The severity of metabolic syndrome -- a cluster of health risk factors such as belly fat and poor cholesterol levels -- among U.S. teens has been improving, and researchers believe that healthier diets may be the reason

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    4. Measles Outbreak Swayed Some Parents on Vaccines?

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The measles outbreak that first began in California's Disneyland last year may have changed some parents' minds about childhood vaccinations, a new study suggests. Researchers found that parents with "high awareness" of the ou

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    5. Study Ties School Calendar to Asthma Flare-Ups

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Greater exposure to cold viruses may help explain why children with asthma tend to suffer their worst symptoms when their school reopens after a break, a new study suggests. "The school calendar predicts common cold transmi

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    6. Recommendation: Screen Teens for Major Depression

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say. Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diag

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    7. Experts: Screen More Kids for Middle Ear Fluid

      Feb. 5, 2016 -- Children with developmental issues, syndromes, or conditions that put them at high risk for fluid in the middle ear should be checked for it, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. You might hear your doctor call the

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    8. Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The booster shot given to pre-teens to ward off whooping cough only works for a short time -- a fact that has played a big role in recent outbreaks in California, a new study finds. The study, of children in one large Californ

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    9. Could IVF Raise Children's Odds for Blood Cancer?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Children conceived through in vitro fertilization (IVF) might have a slightly increased risk of developing blood cancer, a new study suggests. Children born via IVF had a 67 percent increased risk of leukemia and a more

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    10. Cystic Fibrosis Drug Seems OK for Preschoolers

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Jan. 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The cystic fibrosis drug ivacaftor appears safe and effective for young children, a drug company-funded study suggests. "This was a small trial, but we are thrilled to see these results," said study leader Jane Davies, fro

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