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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Expert Q&A: Childhood Vaccine Safety

    For parents, childhood vaccines are a source of reassurance -- protecting your child against disease naturally helps you sleep better at night -- but also anxiety about side effects and reactions. With misinformation about vaccines and health problems, it can be difficult for a parent to sort it all

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  8. High Blood Pressure Common Among Overweight Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 10 (HealthDay News) -- Overweight and obese children have a high risk of developing high blood pressure, a new study warns. Researchers analyzed the health records of nearly 250,000 children, aged 6 to 17, in California, and found those who were ove

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  9. 2nd Dose of Vaccine Cuts Chickenpox Cases Even More, Study Finds

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 8 (HealthDay News) -- Two doses of chickenpox vaccine are better than one, new research confirms. After the introduction of the second dose of chickenpox vaccine, the rates of chickenpox infection dropped 76 percent and 67 percent at two U.S. sites t

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  10. U.S. Panel Rejects Blood Pressure Screening for Kids, Teens

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Not enough evidence exists to recommend that children and teens be screened for high blood pressure, a U.S. government-appointed panel says. High blood pressure among American children and teens has been rising, in part due to th

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