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