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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. Is There Lead in Your Water?

      Jan. 22, 2016 -- It’s not just Flint, MI. The drinking water of many cities across the U.S. could have high lead levels, and you wouldn’t necessarily know it. Like Flint, many places have water systems that rely on lead pipes to carry water to homes. When those pipes are disturbed or damaged by road

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    5. Excess Weight Linked to Blood Clot Risk in Kids

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children and teens may have an increased risk for blood clots in their veins, called venous thromboembolism (VTE), a new study suggests. "This is important because the incidence of pediatric VTE has increased drama

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    6. Warning Labels May Help Parents Skip the Soda

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Jan. 14, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Health warning labels on sugary beverages -- similar to those on cigarette packs -- might make parents less likely to buy such beverages for their kids, according to new research. Growing concerns about the health effe

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    7. Acetaminophen Tops for Accidental Infant Poisoning

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Jan. 13, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Infants are just as susceptible to accidental poisonings as older children are, especially when it comes to medication errors, new research reports. A decade of poison control center calls in the United States showed that

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    8. Overdose Risk Prompts Kids' Cough Syrup Recall

      Jan. 12, 2016 -- Two flavors of over-the-counter children's liquid cold medicine are being recalled across the United States because the dose cups that come with the medicine have incorrect markings and could lead to overdosing. The grape and cherry-flavored products were made by Perrigo Company, bu

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    9. Illegal Hits Play Role in Youth Hockey Concussions

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Jan. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Concussions in youth ice hockey are as common as in youth football and soccer, and often occur when players break the rules of the game, a new study finds. While the concussion rates in youth ice hockey are no greater tha

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    10. Child Asthma Rates Leveling Off, Except Among Poor

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of childhood asthma appear to have plateaued, except among the poor and kids aged 10 to 17, U.S. health officials report. Researchers found that childhood asthma rates increased from 2001 to 2009 -- a trend that be

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