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  1. Parents' Feeding Choices & Baby's Celiac Risk

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 7 (HealthDay News) -- Delayed introduction of gluten to a baby's diet and breast-feeding longer than one year appear to increase the risk of celiac disease, researchers report. People with celiac disease have an immune reaction to gluten, a protein

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  2. Whooping Cough Outbreaks Tied to Parents Shunning Vaccines

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- New research confirms what experts have suspected: The decision not to vaccinate children for nonmedical reasons can have far-reaching effects, including raising the risk of infections for other children and their families. Res

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  3. Preschoolers' Use of Psychiatric Drugs Levels Off

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 30 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors don't seem to be as quick as they once were to reach for their prescription pads when treating preschoolers for mental troubles, a new study shows. The research, published online Sept. 30 in the journal Pediatrics, loo

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  4. Superbug MRSA Infections Aren't Dropping in Kids

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Although rates of infection with methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are declining among American adults, the rates among children remain largely unchanged, a new government study finds. In addition, MRSA disprop

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  5. Pain Patches Pose Serious Threat to Young Children

    Skin patches that contain the powerful pain reliever fentanyl can be deadly to young children, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Monday. The agency has issued a Drug Safety Communication to warn patients, caregivers and health care workers about the dangers of accidental exposure to and imp

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  6. Costs for Kids' Food Allergies Nearly $25 Billion

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood food allergies cost the United States about $25 billion a year in medical fees, lost work productivity and family expenses, according to a new study. Food allergies affect about 8 percent of children in the United Sta

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  7. Bullied Kids Often Develop Physical Symptoms

    By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 16 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who are the victims of bullies are often reluctant to report the abuse. But a new study shows that frequent and unexplained physical symptoms are common in bullied children, and experts say they can be signs that should a

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  8. Childhood Obesity and Risk of Adult Hypertension

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children have a four times greater risk of having high blood pressure when they reach adulthood compared to normal weight kids, new research shows. The study authors also found that overweight children had double the

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  9. Vaccine Coverage High in U.S., But...

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Sept. 12 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination rates among America's children remain high, despite a serious resurgence of measles among unvaccinated children and adults, health officials reported Thursday. According to the 2012 National Immunization Survey,

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  10. Stomach Bug Vaccine for Infants Protects Community

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Aug. 27 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccinating babies against rotavirus also protects older children and adults against infection with the stomach bug, a new study shows. Since 2008, the vaccine has prevented up to 50,000 hospitalizations for rotavirus each ye

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