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    1. Melatonin Might Help Sleepless Kids With Eczema

      By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children with the skin condition eczema often have trouble sleeping. Now, a new study suggests that over-the-counter melatonin might boost their shuteye. Eczema, also called atopic dermatitis, is characterized by an itchy

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    2. Is Obesity Wired Into Some Children's Brains?

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children may have difficulty resisting food because of how their brain is wired, a new study suggests. The small study found that food smells activated the parts of their brains related to impulsive behavior and obses

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    3. When Do Kids Learn 'Fairness'?

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Nov. 19, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Everyone is apparently born with the ability to detect unfair treatment, but kids don't naturally sense when someone else is getting a raw deal at their expense, a new globe-spanning study has found. The researchers co

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    4. More Gluten Before Age 2 Tied to This in Some Kids

      By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who eat more foods with gluten before they're 2 years old have a greater risk of developing celiac disease if they carry a genetic risk factor for the condition, new research suggests. "This finding offers insight

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    5. Certain Antibiotic May Combat Child Wheezing

      By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Quickly clobbering a cold with a certain antibiotic might help kids who are prone to severe respiratory tract infections, a new study suggests. Doctors generally are advised not to prescribe antibiotics for routine viru

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    6. High-Tech Glasses Instead of Patch for 'Lazy Eye'?

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New, high-tech glasses may offer kids with "lazy eye" a hipper alternative to the traditional, dreaded eye patch, new research suggests. Fashioned to look like snazzy ski eyewear, the glasses can function as normal prescripti

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    7. Blood Test May Detect Concussion in Kids

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A simple blood test may one day be able to detect concussions in children, a new study suggests. The test, which has already been used in adults, detected traumatic brain injuries in kids 94 percent of the time. More im

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    8. Some Kids With Heart Defects Struggle in School

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children born with heart defects often do worse in school than their peers, a new study finds. Researchers led by Dr. Matthew Oster of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta analyzed end-of-grade test results for third-grade st

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    9. Obese Kids as Young as 8 Show Heart Disease Signs

      By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 10, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Obese children can develop signs of heart abnormalities as young as age 8, which might drive up their risk for early death as adults, new research suggests. "It is both surprising and alarming to us that even the youngest ob

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    10. 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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