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Children's Health

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  1. Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most boys in the United States aren't receiving the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine alongside their other scheduled inoculations, largely because doctors fail to recommend it or adequately explain its benefits to parents,

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  2. Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football: Doctors' Group

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is no need to ban tackling from youth football, but players need the right training and supervision to cut their odds of injury, new guidelines from a leading group of pediatricians state. In the policy statement, the A

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  3. Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Paintball, airsoft and BB guns are often considered harmless, but a new study confirms that the guns can cause severe, sometimes life-threatening injuries in children. "The popular conception is that they are toys," said

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  4. Kids at Growing Risk of Deadly 'Superbug'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of a deadly "superbug" infection are on the rise among American children, especially those aged 5 and younger, a new study shows. The infections are caused by a type of bacteria called Carbapenem-resistant Enteroba

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  5. Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want your baby to grow into a tot with a cavity-free smile? Don't smoke when he or she is around. Children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for tooth decay by age 3, Japanese researchers r

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  6. Life-Threatening Vaccine Reactions Rare: CDC

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. government study has reassuring news for concerned parents -- vaccines rarely trigger serious and potentially fatal allergic reactions. Just 33 people had a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic r

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  7. Cesarean Delivery Won't Harm Kids' Health

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a study of more than 5,000 children, Australian researchers said they found that cesarean section delivery was not linked with a higher risk of health problems in childhood. "This study suggests that some of the previ

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  8. Adult Bipolar Disorder Drug May be Safe for Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A new study suggests that lithium -- for years a go-to medication for adults with bipolar disorder -- may be safely used in children with the condition, at least for the short term. As the researchers explained, lithium ha

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  9. Primary Care Docs Often Treat Kids' Mental Ills

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Family doctors and pediatricians are often the sole source of a child's mental health care, particularly for kids suffering from attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). More than one-third of U.S. kids receiving

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  10. Summer Babies May Be Healthier Adults

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with summer birthdays are more likely to be healthy adults than those born during the winter, a new study contends. The researchers suggest greater sun exposure during the second trimester of pregnancy, wh

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