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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. What Is the Alternative Vaccine Schedule?

    When pediatrician Robert W. Sears, MD, wrote The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, he wanted to give parents more choices on how to vaccinate their children if they were concerned about a vaccine’s side effects or ingredients or the large number of shots that kids get. “A lot o

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  5. Kids and Energy Drinks: Inattention, Hyperactivity

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Energy drinks are linked to hyperactivity and inattention in middle-school students, a new study reveals. Yale University researchers looked at more than 1,600 students at middle schools in one urban school district in Conn

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  6. Future Unclear for Kids Paralyzed After EV-D68

    Feb. 9, 2015 -- Allen Howe doesn’t need his walker much anymore. That’s the good news. The bad news: Doctors don’t know if the 5-year-old will ever fully recover from the paralysis that began last fall, which eventually affected 80% of his young body. He couldn’t walk, lift his arms, or even swallow

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  7. Latest Measles Count: 121 Cases in 17 States, D.C.

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States has reached 121 patients in 17 states and the District of Columbia, federal health officials reported Monday. The outbreak began at two Disney theme parks in southern Calif

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  8. 5 Babies at IL Day Care Diagnosed With Measles

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Feb. 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The number of measles cases in the United States continues to climb, with Illinois health officials saying five babies who attend a suburban Chicago day care center have come down with the highly infectious childhood dise

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  9. Measles: A Tale of Two Outbreaks

    Feb. 6, 2015 -- The current measles outbreak, which has topped 100 cases so far, is believed to have started at two Disney theme parks in California. But it’s not the first time measles has been spread through a big theme park. Two years ago, measles passed through a theme park in Orlando, FL. The g

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  10. Some Kids Use Tobacco, E-Cigs Together: Study

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Feb. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- American children and teens who smoke may also use a variety of other nicotine delivery systems, including e-cigarettes, cigars, smokeless tobacco, hookahs and pipes, a new study finds. "We are concerned about this becaus

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