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  1. Secondhand Smoke Linked to Behavior Issues in Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Oct. 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Early exposure to secondhand smoke may lead to behavioral problems in children, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 5,200 primary school students in France and found that those exposed to second

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  2. Obese Kids at Higher Risk for Heart Disease

    By Kathleen Doheny HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who are severely obese, especially boys, have risk factors that increase their odds of getting heart disease and diabetes, new research finds. "As the severity of obesity in kids gets worse, their risks for

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  3. Toppling TVs a Risk to Kids

    By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Televisions topple over on thousands of toddlers each year, sometimes causing head injuries severe enough to result in death, Canadian researchers are reporting. Often these mishaps aren't witnessed by adults, which in

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  4. Children in Foster Homes Need Better Health Care

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. foster care system needs to do a better job of providing consistent, quality health care to children living in foster homes, a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says. Children in foster care h

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  5. Childhood Trauma May Boost Heart Disease Risk

    By Tara Haelle HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Experiencing high levels of mental stress at any point in life -- even if only in childhood -- may raise the risk for heart disease, stroke or diabetes in adulthood, a new study suggests. "The most striking and perhaps sobe

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  6. Want Your Kids to Exercise? Skip the Guilt

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Sept. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Trying to "guilt" kids into exercise may not work, a new study suggests. Researchers from the University of Georgia found that middle school students were less likely to be physically active if they didn't feel in cont

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  7. Tonsillectomy for Sleep Apnea Risky for Some Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children who have their tonsils removed to treat sleep apnea are more likely to suffer breathing complications than kids who have the procedure for other reasons, a new review shows. Researchers found that across 23 studies,

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  8. Hand Sanitizers Poisoning More Kids

    Sept. 15, 2015 -- Poison center officials are warning parents and school officials about a troubling trend -- small children becoming intoxicated after drinking alcohol-based hand sanitizer. “A doctor called us about a week and a half ago about two cases he saw the same day at the ER,” says Gaylord

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  9. Can More Outside Time Help Kids' Eyesight?

    TUESDAY, Sept. 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More time outdoors may reduce the odds your young child will need eyeglasses, new research from China suggests. In a three-year study, adding 40 minutes of outdoor activities daily was associated with lower rates of nearsightedness among school-aged Chines

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  10. Home Pesticide Use Tied to Child Cancer Risk

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Sept. 14, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children exposed to insecticides at home may have a slightly increased risk of developing leukemia or lymphoma, a new review finds. The analysis, of 16 studies done since the 1990s, found that children exposed to indoor inse

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