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  1. Chickenpox Vaccine Not Responsible for Rise in Shingles, Study Says

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 2, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- The prevalence of a painful condition known as shingles is increasing in the United States, but new research says the chickenpox vaccine isn't to blame. Shingles is caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, the varic

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  2. Kids Hospitalized for Flu Need Antiviral Meds Right Away: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Kids near death because of severe flu infection have a better chance of survival if they are given antiviral medications early in their treatment, researchers say. Children treated with antiviral drugs called neuraminida

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  3. Why Many U.S. Preteens Aren't Getting the HPV Shot

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 25, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- When it comes to being vaccinated and protected against the human papillomavirus (HPV), too many U.S. adolescents are missing out, a new review finds. Cost and parental concerns about the link to sexual activity may be why r

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  4. Laser Toys Can Damage Eyes: Report

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 21, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Popular laser toys can cause serious and potentially permanent eye damage, a new report warns. The high-powered blue laser gadgets, sold over the Internet, are increasingly sought after by male teens and young adults, ac

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  5. Kids Worldwide Getting Less Heart Fit

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 19, 2013 (HealthDay News) -- Children across the globe can't run as far or as fast as their parents did at their age, according to new research. In a one-mile footrace, a kid today would finish a minute and a half behind a typical child from 1975,

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  6. Some Childhood Cancers Are Still Killers

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Recent decades have seen huge strides in treating childhood cancer, but certain types of tumors remain difficult to treat and are often deadly. That's the frustrating fact at the heart of a meeting held this week by the American A

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  7. IVF Conception Doesn't Seem to Raise Kids' Cancer Risk: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6 (HealthDay News) -- In a reassuring new finding, there appears to be no extra cancer risk among children born after assisted conception. More than 5 million children worldwide have been born through in vitro fertilization (IVF). However, concer

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  8. Perrigo Recalls Infant Pain and Fever Reliever

    Safety concerns have prompted Perrigo to recall 18 batches of an over-the-counter pain and fever reliever for infants that is sold under brand names including Babies R Us and Care One. The U.S.-wide recall covers batches of acetaminophen infant suspension liquid, 160mg/5mL sold in 2 oz. and 4 oz. bo

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  9. Flu Can Kill Even Healthy Children, Study Finds

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 28 (HealthDay News) -- Children, even those without severe medical conditions, can die from the flu in as little as three days after symptoms appear, U.S. health officials warn. Between 2004 and 2012, flu complications killed 830 children in the Uni

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  10. Doc Dispels Common Myths About Head Lice

    By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 18 (HealthDay News) -- Although lice do not cause serious physical harm, they can result in a lot of emotional distress because many people still mistakenly believe they are a sign of poor hygiene, an expert explains. Head lice bite into the s

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