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  1. Violent Video Games Don't Influence Kids' Behavior

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small study offers a mixed view on whether video games may make kids more aggressive. Those children who spend more time playing games might be slightly likelier to be hyperactive and to get into fights. But violent vide

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  2. Could Bleach Raise Kids' Flu, Infection Risk?

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A ubiquitous cleaning agent in most American homes -- bleach -- might increase children's risk for flu, tonsillitis and other infections, a European study suggests. The effect was modest and the study couldn't prove caus

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  3. New Research on Child Paralysis, Enterovirus D68

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research strengthens the suspected connection between a virus called enterovirus D68 and the sudden development of paralysis in children in California and Colorado between 2012 and 2014. The researchers found the gene

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  4. Adopted Kids' IQ Higher Than Non-Adopted Siblings

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Adopted children tend to have a slightly higher IQ than siblings who remained with their biological parents, a recent study found. The difference between siblings -- equivalent to about four IQ points -- appears to stem fro

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  5. Low Vaccination Rates and Disney Measles Outbreak

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Pockets of unvaccinated children appear to have fueled the recent measles outbreak traced to Disney theme parks in California, researchers report. "The Disneyland outbreak is quite possibly a direct consequence of the g

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  6. More Support for Vaccines: HealthDay/Harris Poll

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the wake of the measles outbreak that has generated headlines for months, more Americans now say they have positive feelings toward childhood vaccinations, according to a new HealthDay/Harris Poll. Of more than 2,000 ad

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  7. Early Child Pneumonia Tied to Higher Asthma Odds

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, March 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who contract pneumonia during the first three years of life appear to face a higher risk of developing asthma, new research suggests. These findings raise concern that early childhood respiratory problems may have an

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  8. Decrease in Air Pollution, Healthier Lungs in Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children in southern California may be breathing easier these days compared with the 1990s, thanks to a big reduction in air pollution, a new study suggests. Researchers found that as air quality improved in five Los Angel

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  9. Doctors Often Yield to Parents, Delay Vaccines

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors commonly get requests from parents to delay young children's vaccinations -- and despite their better judgment, they often give in, a new U.S. study finds. In a national survey of pediatricians and family doctors, res

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  10. Viruses Increasingly Behind Child Pneumonia Cases

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children are at increased risk of becoming seriously ill with pneumonia -- but unlike in years past, the cause is usually a respiratory virus, a large U.S. study finds. The researchers found that 66 percent of pneumo

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