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  1. Sugary Drinks Tied to Preschoolers' Extra Pounds

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Aug. 5 (HealthDay News) -- Preschool children who regularly have sugary drinks tend to pack on more pounds than other youngsters, a large study of U.S. children suggests. Researchers found that among the 2- to 5-year-olds they followed, those who routinely ha

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  2. Taking Care of Your Child's Fever

    Young kids often get fevers. They're a normal part of childhood and usually aren't serious. In most cases, they go away on their own. Fever is the body's way of killing off infections by raising the heat on germs. It can be caused by bacteria, like strep throat, or a virus, like the flu. The key is

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  3. More Kids May Be at Risk for High Blood Pressure

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- The risk for high blood pressure in American teens and children increased 27 percent over 13 years, a new study finds, as waistlines thickened and kids consumed more salt in their diets. "High blood pressure is the predominant

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  4. 5 Things Kids Should Tell Their Asthma Doctor

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Children, not their parents, should do most of the talking about their asthma symptoms when seeing an allergist, according to a new study. Researchers looked at about 80 children with asthma and their parents. Although parent

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  5. Focus on Health, Not Fat, in Food Talks With Kids

    By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- There's a right way and a wrong way to persuade your adolescent to eat healthy and help avoid obesity, a new study suggests. Pointedly connecting food with fatness or talking about needed weight loss is the wrong way and could eve

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  6. Kids' Sinusitis Might Not Need Antibiotics, New Guidelines Say

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 24 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors don't have to automatically prescribe an antibiotic to treat children who appear to have acute sinus infections, according to new guidelines issued by a leading group of pediatricians. Instead, they can take a "watch a

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  7. Quicker Infant Growth Tied to Higher IQ Later

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, June 21 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who gained weight and head circumference more rapidly during the first month of life scored slightly higher on intelligence tests when they were 6 years old, according to a large new study. But a baby's early rate of grow

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  8. HPV Vaccine Lowering Infection Rates Among Girls

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Vaccination against the cancer-causing human papillomavirus (HPV) is proving highly effective in reducing the spread of the sexually transmitted virus among young women, new research shows. The rate of new infections with s

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  9. A Deadly Form of Diabetes That Doctors Sometimes Miss

    By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Addie Parker was a happy 4-year-old who appeared to have the flu. But within hours she was in a coma. Tragically, her parents weren't familiar with the signs of type 1 diabetes -- extreme fatigue, thirst and sweet-smelling br

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  10. Day Care May Help Kids of Depressed Moms

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 19 (HealthDay News) -- Young children of depressed mothers may develop fewer emotional problems if they spend time in some kind of day care, a new study suggests. The Canadian research doesn't definitively prove that kids gain benefits from getting

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