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    1. Kids' Fruit Drinks, Juices Contain Day's Worth of Sugar

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 24, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many commercially sold fruit drinks and juices give kids a full day's worth of sugar in a single serving, a new British study shows. One U.S. expert said she wasn't surprised by the finding. "I believe the results would

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    2. 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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    3. Drug Used for Preemie Eye Disease Tied to Problems

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A drug used to treat an eye disease in premature infants may be linked to serious disabilities such as cerebral palsy and hearing loss, a new study suggests. The drug in question is Avastin (bevacizumab), a cancer drug that

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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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