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  1. Diabetes May Affect Kids' Brain Growth: Study

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 26, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- High blood sugar may slow brain growth in young children with type 1 diabetes, a new study indicates. The research included children aged 4 to 9 years who underwent brain scans and tests to assess their mental abilities, a

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  2. Pet Rat Scratch Kills Child; CDC Warns of Risk

    By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The tragic death from "rat-bite fever" of a 10-year-old San Diego boy highlights the risk carried by the pet rodents, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Rat-bite fever is a rare

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  3. Music Classes Boost Language Skills, Study Says

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Greater participation in music classes may benefit children's language development, a new study finds. Researchers followed kids in the nonprofit Harmony Project, which provides music education and instruments to poor chi

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  4. 'Kids' Diseases' Now Hitting Adults

    By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Dec. 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chickenpox befell Angelina Jolie this week, preventing the actress-turned-director from attending the premiere of her new film. Meanwhile, an outbreak of mumps has hit the National Hockey League, sidelining more than a

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  5. Drug Interactions Common Among Hospitalized Kids

    By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- When children land in the hospital, they are often given multiple drugs that could interact with each other in potentially harmful ways, a study of U.S. hospitals finds. Researchers found that among nearly 500,000 children an

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  6. Obese Kids' Brains Show Stronger Response to Sugar

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The brains of obese children have a stronger response to sugar than those of kids with a healthy weight, a new study says. The findings support the theory that obese children have a heightened reward response to food, and

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  7. Almost Half of U.S. Kids Suffer Traumatic Stress

    By Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that almost half of U.S. kids experience traumas that can disrupt their development. "This study tells us that adverse childhood experiences are common among U.S. children and, as demonstrated in ad

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  8. Many Kids Exposed to Unneeded X-Rays, Study Finds

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, Dec. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many American children receive unnecessary chest X-rays, a new study indicates. "Chest X-rays can be a valuable exam when ordered for the correct indications. However, there are several indications where pediatric chest

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  9. A Leading Cause of Toy-Linked Injuries in Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Here's a sobering statistic to ponder before buying holiday gifts for your kids: A new study shows that a child with a toy-related injury is treated in a U.S. emergency department every 3 minutes. Much of that increase was

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  10. New Report Targets Hazardous Gifts for Kids

    By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Dec. 1, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- This holiday season, all kids on Santa's list are vulnerable to toys that can pose real health risks, a new report finds. There are toys with toxic chemicals, small toys that are choking hazards, toys that are so loud they

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