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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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