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  1. Measles Cases Pass 150 Mark, CDC Says

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of people infected with measles has increased slightly to 154 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, U.S. health officials reported Monday. Last week, the number of cases was 141, officials said.

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  2. Measles Can Rob a Child's Sight, Doctors Warn

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In the midst of the current resurgence of measles across the United States, many people may still believe it's a harmless, transient disease. But experts warn that even before the telltale skin rash appears, the infectio

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  3. Dry Drowning and Secondary Drowning

    If you're like most parents, you probably figure once your child is done swimming or playing in the water, his risk of drowning is over. But "dry" and "secondary" drowning can happen hours after he's toweled off and moved on to other things. There are steps you can take to keep your child safe. Thes

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  4. Plastics Chemical May Impact Boys' Fertility

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Feb. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- When expectant mothers are exposed to plastics chemicals called phthalates during the first trimester, their male offspring may have a greater risk of infertility later in life, a new study suggests. Boys exposed to th

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  5. Preschoolers May Not Need Naps, Review Reports

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A daytime nap may not be the best idea for preschoolers, concluded a recent review of dozens of previous studies on napping. Children over 2 years old who napped during the day tended to go to bed later and get less sleep t

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  6. Measles Cases Continue to Rise Across the U.S.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States has reached 141 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, federal health officials reported Tuesday. The outbreak began at two Disney theme parks in southern Ca

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  7. Kids Can Get Migraines Too

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Migraines aren't just a problem for adults -- about 6 percent of children and more than one-quarter of teens aged 15 to 17 have migraines, according to the American Migraine Foundation (AMF). "There are many things that c

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  8. U.S. Teens Getting Less Sleep Than Ever

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American teens don't get enough sleep, and the problem has only gotten worse since the 1990s, new research shows. Just 63 percent of 15-year-olds reported getting seven or more hours of sleep a night in 2012. That number

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  9. New Myths About the Measles Vaccine

    Feb. 10, 2015 -- As measles creeps across the U.S., public health officials have urged everyone to get vaccinated against the highly contagious disease. Some have questioned that advice, though, finding new reasons to fear the MMR shot, which protects against measles, mumps, and rubella. In the late

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  10. Is Measles' Return the 'New Normal'?

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Is measles really back? That's the question vexing everyone from pediatricians to policymakers to parents as the outbreak of the dangerous childhood disease that was declared eliminated from the United States 15 years ago c

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