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  1. Viagra, Cialis for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy?

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, May 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Drugs normally prescribed to treat erectile dysfunction in adult males may help boys who have a muscle disease called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to a new study. In the small study including just 10 boys with

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  2. Could Energy Drinks Be Wrong Choice for Some Teens?

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who regularly drink energy and sports drinks tend to engage in some unhealthy behaviors, new research suggests. "Kids who are consuming energy drinks are more likely to smoke, they're more likely to try other illicit

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  3. Hard Work Propels Asian-American Students to Head of Class: Study

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, May 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Asian-American students have a reputation as high achievers, and a new study suggests their success comes mainly from hard work rather than innate ability. It's well known that compared with white students, Asian-American kids

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  4. Helmets Not Helpful for Babies With 'Flat Head'

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Some babies develop a flat area on their head from lying in the same position for long periods of time, but special helmets are ineffective in treating the condition, a new study finds. About one in five babies aged younger

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  5. Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children who live with a stepparent or a single parent are just as happy as kids in homes with two biological parents, a new British study finds. "It's the quality of the relationships in the home that matters -- not the

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  6. 1 in 13 U.S. Schoolkids Takes Psych Meds: Report

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows. Apparently, the medications are working: More than half of the p

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  7. Measles on Upswing Despite Vaccine

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinations have prevented an estimated 732,000 deaths, 21 million hospitalizations and 322 million illnesses among U.S. children born in the last 20 years, according to a government report released Thursday. Despite

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  8. Too Much Codeine Still Prescribed to Kids: Study

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Emergency room physicians still hand out hundreds of thousands of codeine prescriptions for children every year, despite warnings that kids' responses to codeine vary wildly and the drug can cause an accidental overdose

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  9. More U.S. Children Severely Obese, Study Says

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Contrary to a recent report with encouraging figures on childhood obesity in the United States, a new study presents a more sobering picture of the nation's pediatric weight problem. Severe obesity, which sets kids up fo

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  10. Teens' Screen Time May Affect Their Bone Health

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Spending too much time sitting in front of screens may be linked to poorer bone health in teen boys, according to a new study from Norway. It included 484 boys and 463 girls, aged 15 to 18, who underwent bone mineral densi

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