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  1. Could Antibiotics Up Juvenile Arthritis Risk?

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Here's yet another reason not to overuse antibiotics: Children treated with the antibacterial drugs may face a greater risk for developing juvenile arthritis, new research suggests. The study found that children and teens pre

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  2. Pesticide Chemicals, Brain Issues in Kids Linked?

    July 13, 2015 -- Pyrethroids are chemicals commonly used in products aimed at killing insects, head lice, and fleas on pets. They were created to replace now-banned chemicals in insecticides and other products.  But new research is raising questions about their safety as well, linking them to brain

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  3. Asbestos Found in Kids' Crayons, Toy Kits: Report

    By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Asbestos fibers have been found in crayons and other toys sold in the United States, according to a new report from an environmental health advocacy group. The fibers were found in four brands of crayons and two children's

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  4. Cost Hinders Better Diets for Kids with Diabetes

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, July 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Higher cost is one reason it is difficult for many parents of children with type 1 diabetes to provide their youngsters with a healthy diet, a small study finds. The study included 23 families in northeastern Kansas and

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  5. Measles Death First in U.S. in 12 Years

    Measles Death First in U.S. in 12 Years A Washington state woman who died of measles was vaccinated against the disease as a child but had a weakened immune system, according to a health official. It was the first measles death in the United States in 12 years and the first in Washington state in 25

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  6. Anti-Vaccine Parents Shunning Infant Vitamin Shot

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 6, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- With the recent U.S. measles outbreak, the issue of vaccine refusal has received growing scrutiny. Now doctors are calling attention to a similar problem: Some parents are shunning the vitamin K shot routinely given to newborn

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  7. FDA Reviewing Safety of Codeine in Kids Under 18

    July 2, 2015 -- The FDA is investigating the safety of using medicines containing codeine to treat coughs and colds in children younger than 18, because of the potential for serious problems like slowed or difficult breathing. Children, especially those who already have breathing problems, may be mo

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  8. CA Governor Signs Tough Vaccination Bill Into Law

    June 30, 2015 -- California Governor Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a highly controversial bill into law that mandates vaccinations for nearly all children in the state's public school system. "The science is clear that vaccines dramatically protect children against a number of infectious and dangero

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  9. Children With Migraines and Proven Treatments

    By Maureen Salamon HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 17, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the availability of medications proven to ease migraines in children, most kids seeking care for severe headaches are not given these drugs, a new study suggests. Using data from electronic health records to a

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  10. 'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, June 15, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Children's thinking skills may develop faster if they encounter "green space" such as parks and woods in their day-to-day lives, a new study suggests. Green space at school, in particular, was linked to improved brain deve

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