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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. Pot Chemical May Help Prevent Epileptic Seizures

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A pill containing cannabidiol (CBD), a key ingredient in marijuana, may reduce seizures for children and young adults with epilepsy, new research suggests. However, the researchers and outside experts agreed that more inves

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    4. Computer Time May Be Causing Kids' Nearsightedness

      By Julianne Cuba HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who spend lots of time indoors and on computers and other electronic devices may be raising their risk for nearsightedness, a panel of U.S. ophthalmology experts suggests. The prevalence of Americans with nearsi

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    5. Tiny Turtles Carry Salmonella Threat

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Although they've been banned as pets in the United States since 1975, small turtles are still causing salmonella infections, mostly in children, researchers report. The turtles, less than 4 inches long, remain popular

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    6. Child Paralysis Cases Spiked During Virus Outbreak

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors have learned more about a "polio-like" mystery illness that has stricken dozens of American children, but its exact cause remains elusive, according to a new report. At least 120 children in 34 states have falle

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    7. Slight Brain Damage Seen in Youth Post-Concussion

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Young children may suffer minor, but lingering, brain damage from a single concussion, a small study suggests. The findings don't prove that a single concussion caused the differences that were revealed in brain scans and

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    8. Type 1 Diabetes Rising in Kids; Reasons Unknown

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of U.S. kids living with type 1 diabetes has increased by almost 60 percent since 2002, and experts are not sure why. Using a national database, researchers found that the prevalence of type 1 diabetes stood at j

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    9. Antibiotics Often Enough for Kids' Appendicitis

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Treatment with antibiotics alone can be a safe and effective alternative to surgery for children with uncomplicated acute appendicitis, according to a new study. The study was led by Dr. Peter Minneci and Dr. Katherine

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    10. Bodily Changes May Not Mean 'Precocious' Puberty

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who develop certain signs of puberty at an early age are commonly referred to specialists for an evaluation. But most of the time it's nothing to worry about, says a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatrici

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