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  1. Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American children receive unnecessary chest X-rays, a new study indicates. "Chest X-rays can be a valuable exam when ordered for the correct indications. However, there are several indications where pediatric chest

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  2. A Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a sobering statistic to ponder before buying holiday gifts for your kids: A new study shows that a child with a toy-related injury is treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes. Much of that increase was

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  3. New Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This holiday season, all kids on Santa's list are vulnerable to toys that can pose real health risks, a new report finds. There are toys with toxic chemicals, small toys that are choking hazards, toys that are so loud they

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  4. Kids' Bag Lunches Not Meeting Nutrition Guidelines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The lunches children bring from home may be less healthy than the school cafeteria offerings, a new study suggests. Researchers found that for kids in one Texas school district, bag lunches typically had more salt and fewer f

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  5. Kids' Sickle Cell Treatment a Success; Trial Stops

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A clinical trial of hydroxyurea therapy for children with sickle cell anemia has been halted a year early because the results show it is a safe and effective way to manage the disease and reduce the risk of stroke. The ann

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  6. Weighing Growth Hormones for Short Kids

    Nov. 21, 2014 -- Melissa Chapman started looking into growth hormones for her 9-year-old son, Jackson, after he visited an amusement park with his cousin last summer. Jackson was often turned away from rides after he fell short of the signs that say “you must be this tall.” His younger cousin, howev

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  7. Antibiotics and Kids' Risk for Juvenile Arthritis

    Nov. 18, 2014 -- Antibiotics, which treat bacterial infections, may raise a child's risk of getting juvenile idiopathic arthritis, a disease that causes inflamed, swollen joints. That's according to investigators reporting at the American College of Rheumatology 2014 Annual Meeting in Boston. Bacter

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  8. Young Children, Energy Drinks a Dangerous Mix

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter SUNDAY, Nov. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The potential dangers of energy drinks, those highly caffeinated beverages that promise to stave off sleepiness, are well known, but a new study suggests that even young children are at risk. Although the target markets

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  9. Falls Leading Cause of Serious Head Trauma for Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new study of more than 43,000 children finds that falls are the most common cause of head injuries among younger kids. For children under the age of 2, falls accounted for 77 percent of head injuries. For kids aged

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  10. 5 Serious Symptoms in Children to Never Ignore

    Runny noses. Stomach aches. An itchy rash. These are a few of the typical ailments that occur in children everywhere. But what if something more serious develops, like a fever above 103 degrees or a stiff neck? You may not know whether to rush to the emergency room, call the doctor, or simply wait i

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