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    1. Vaccine Promising for Deadly Respiratory Virus

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Another research team is reporting progress toward developing a vaccine to prevent respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), a common lung infection that can cause deadly complications in infants and the elderly. Scientists thi

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    2. Children of Stressed Parents May Be Obesity-Prone

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Hispanic children are more likely to be obese if their parents have high levels of stress, a new study suggests. Researchers compared obesity rates of Hispanic children in Chicago, Miami, New York City and San Diego with

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    3. Kids' Whooping Cough and Risk of Epilepsy

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Whooping cough may be tied to a slightly increased risk for a young child to develop epilepsy, a new study finds. Whooping cough (pertussis) is relatively rare in the United States, however. And the absolute risk to any on

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    4. Weight, Exercise May Affect Kids' Thinking Skills

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children's weight and physical activity levels may affect their thinking and learning skills, a new study suggests. Researchers studied 45 normal-weight children, aged 7 to 11; 24 of them were active and the rest were not.

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    5. Too Few Boys Get HPV Vaccine, CDC Study Finds

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Most boys in the United States aren't receiving the cancer-preventing HPV vaccine alongside their other scheduled inoculations, largely because doctors fail to recommend it or adequately explain its benefits to parents,

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    6. Safe Tackling OK in Youth Football: Doctors' Group

      By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- There is no need to ban tackling from youth football, but players need the right training and supervision to cut their odds of injury, new guidelines from a leading group of pediatricians state. In the policy statement, the A

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    7. Paintball, BB Guns Can Severely Injure Kids

      By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Oct. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Paintball, airsoft and BB guns are often considered harmless, but a new study confirms that the guns can cause severe, sometimes life-threatening injuries in children. "The popular conception is that they are toys," said

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    8. Kids at Growing Risk of Deadly 'Superbug'

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 22, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rates of a deadly "superbug" infection are on the rise among American children, especially those aged 5 and younger, a new study shows. The infections are caused by a type of bacteria called Carbapenem-resistant Enteroba

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    9. Secondhand Smoke in Infancy May Harm Kids' Teeth

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Oct. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Want your baby to grow into a tot with a cavity-free smile? Don't smoke when he or she is around. Children exposed to secondhand smoke at 4 months of age may be at risk for tooth decay by age 3, Japanese researchers r

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    10. Life-Threatening Vaccine Reactions Rare: CDC

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A U.S. government study has reassuring news for concerned parents -- vaccines rarely trigger serious and potentially fatal allergic reactions. Just 33 people had a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic r

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